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How to Rotate a Picture in Word

How to Modify Objects in Word

How to Rotate a Picture in Word

Once you’ve inserted objects into your documents, they will usually need to be modified in order to fit with the other elements on a page. You can resize, move, rotate, and delete the shapes and graphics in your documents.

Resize an Object

You can resize an object that you’ve inserted to make it fit wherever you need it.

  1. Select the object.
  2. Notice that when you select an object, sizing handles appear at the sides and corners of the border.

  3. Click and drag the sizing handles until the object is the size you want.
    Resize an Object

Pictures and screenshots will automatically maintain their proportions if you click and drag from the corners. To maintain other objects’ proportions while resizing, hold down the Shift key as you click and drag.

Move an Object

You can position an object anywhere on the page.

  1. Click and drag the object to a new location.
    Move an Object

The object moves.

You can only click and drag objects to move them if they’re not positioned in line with the text. Click the Layout tab, then click the Wrap Text button and select another option in order to position the object freely.

Rotate an Object

You can quickly rotate an object while it’s selected as well.

  1. Select the object.
  2. In addition to the sizing handles, a rotation handle will appear above the object.

  3. Click and drag the rotation handle to the left or right.
    Rotate an Object

The object rotates to follow the rotation handle.

You can also flip and rotate the object using the ribbon, by clicking the Layout tab and clicking the Rotate button.

Delete an Object

Deleting an object from your document isn’t much different than deleting text.

  1. Select the object.
    Delete an Object
  2. Press the Delete key on the keyboard.

The object is deleted from the document.

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