Reverse text or create a mirror image

To reverse text (create a mirror image) in a document, you must first enter the text in a text box. After reversing the text, you can remove the appearance of using a text box by removing the outline.

For information about rotating or flipping images, shapes, or WordArt, see Rotate a text box, shape, WordArt, or picture.

  1. Insert a text box in your document by clicking Insert > Text Box, and then type and format your text.

    For more details, see Add, copy, or delete a text box.

  2. Right-click the box and click Format Shape.

  3. In the Format Shape pane, click Effects.

    Effects tab in the Format Shape pane

  4. Under 3-D Rotation, in the X Rotation box, enter 180.

    Notes: 

    • If your text box becomes filled with a color, you can remove the color in the Format Shape pane. Under Shape Options, click the Fill & Line tab Fill & Line tab in the Format Shape pane , expand Fill, and select No fill.

    • If you want to remove the text box outline, right-click the text box, click Outline in the mini toolbar that appears, and choose No Outline.

  1. Insert a text box in your document by clicking Insert > Text Box, and then type and format your text.

  2. Right-click the box and click Format Shape.

  3. In the Format Shape dialog box, click 3-D Rotation on the left.

  4. In the X box, enter 180.

    Notes: 

    • If your text box becomes filled with a color, you can remove the color by right-clicking the text box, clicking the arrow next to Shape Fill in the mini toolbar that appears, and selecting No Fill.

    • If you want to remove the text box outline, right-click the text box, click the arrow next to Shape Outline in the mini toolbar that appears, and choose No Outline.

See also

Rotate a text box, shape, WordArt, or picture

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