Rotate an ink selection in Microsoft OneNote

In Microsoft OneNote, for iPad you can rotate any selection of ink strokes in 90° increments in either direction.

Note: You cannot freely rotate ink strokes freely in increments other than 90°.


  1. Open a page that contains handwritten notes or a drawing, or tap the Draw tab, select a pen, and then use your finger or stylus to write or draw on the page.

  2. On the Draw tab, tap Lasso Select, and then use your finger or stylus to draw a selection around the ink strokes you want to rotate.

    Be sure to connect the end point of your selection to where you started.

  3. When the ink is selected (8 selection handles will appear around your selection), press and hold your finger inside the selection until the menu appears above the selection, and then release.

  4. Tap Rotate, and then do either of the following:

    • Tap Rotate Left to rotate the selection counterclockwise by 90°.

    • Tap Rotate Right to rotate the selection clockwise by 90°.

  5. Repeat the rotation as often as necessary, and then tap anywhere outside of the selection.

  6. To continue writing or drawing, select any pen on the Draw tab, or select the Text tool to continue using the keyboard.


This feature is currently not available when using Microsoft OneNote on iPhone.

See Also

Lasso select ink strokes in Microsoft OneNote

Cut, copy, delete, or move an ink selection in Microsoft OneNote

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