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How to rotate a picture in Word

How to rotate a picture in Word

Essays, papers or presentations are often much clearer when you use images. Therefore, it can also be worthwhile to work with pictures in Microsoft Word. However, depending on how well the photos were processed in advance, it can happen that they are crooked. Or what can you do if you deliberately want to display a picture crooked? In this article we would like to show you how to rotate a picture in Word. As simple as it may sound, this question is asked very often every month. Therefore, we thought that we would like to offer a suitable, comprehensive and quick answer. Therefore, you’ll learn everything you need to know in just a few seconds!

Rotate an image in Word – freehand or via settings:

Microsoft Word offers several settings. On the one hand, you can easily rotate the image by hand, which should be sufficient for most cases. Since the image is always automatically magnetized to 90° angles, it is very easy to get a straight alignment. If this is not enough for you, you can also enter a completely individual angle via the options. So the choice is yours!

Step-by-step instructions:

This way you rotate the image freehand:

  • Load your image into Word
  • Click on it
  • A curved arrow appears above the image
  • Click on it and hold it. Now rotate the image as you wish
  • If you hold down the Shift key, the image will be rotated in 15° steps only

This is how you rotate the image via the settings:

  • Click the image
  • In the “Image format” tab, in the “Arrange” group, select the “Rotate” item
  • Here you have the choice between a rotation in 90° steps or a mirroring
  • Under “More rotation options” you can also enter an individual angle
  • Done!

With a few steps you can quickly achieve the correct alignment of the image, whether you need the “common” angles or a very specific one. We hope that we could help you with this tutorial. If you have any further questions about Microsoft Word, feel free to visit our Youtube channel, where we will be happy to turn your questions into a video tutorial!


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