How to Flip Text in Word 2013

Word is a good program to use if you are printing out your own t shirt transfers. We have previously written about setting up an image in Word when you are making a t-shirt, but you may be looking for a similar effect with text.

This can be a little tricky, so you are going to need to get creative. For this solution we will be using a text box and modifying its 3D Rotation. If you have never used this tool before, it can come in very handy for allowing you to manipulate the appearance of text.

How to Flip Text Horizontally or Vertically in Word 2013

The steps in this article are going to show you how to use a text box to flip text in a document either across a horizontal axis or a vertical axis.

Step 1: Open your document in Word 2013.

Step 2: Click the Insert tab at the top of the window.

click the insert tab

Step 3: Click the Text Box option.

click the text box button

Step 4: Select the Simple Text Box option.

select the simple text box option

Step 5: Delete the placeholder text, then type the text that you want to flip.

enter text into text box

Step 6: Click on one of the borders of the text box so that the text box itself is selected, then right-click on the text box and choose the Format Shape option.

format shape in word 2013

Step 7: Click the Effects button in the Format Shape column.

change text box shape settings

Step 8: Select the 3-D Rotation option, then enter 180 into the X Rotation field or the Y Rotation field, depending upon the effect that you are going for.

how to flip text in word 2013

For some reason this can sometimes change the fill color of the text box. You can fix this by clicking the Fill & Line button in the Format Shape column, then clicking the No fill option.

how to remove fill from text box in word 2013

Now that you know how to flip text in Word 2013, you will be able to quickly alter the orientation of text that is included in your documents.

Is your document a draft, and you want to make it very clear that this is the case? Learn how to use the Draft watermark in Word 2013 and put a giant, faint “Draft” word behind your document.

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