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(To mirror a picture, see Reverse or mirror an image or shape.)

  1. Right-click the shape or text box and select Format Shape.

  2. in the Format Shape pane, select Text OptionsThe Text Effects icon. Text Effects > 3-D Rotation.

  3. Under 3-D Rotation, set X Rotation to 180° (for a horizontal flip) or set Y Rotation to 180° (for a vertical flip).

Tip: If you want to rotate text on its center point (rather than flipping it on its axis) see Rotate text.

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Change the direction of text

In PowerPoint for the web, an object can rotate on its center point, but it can't be flipped on an axis. That means upright text in a box rotated 180 degrees will be turned upside down, rather than being reversed and still right-side up. The desktop versions of PowerPointcan flip an object on its axis.

  1. Select the text box or shape you want to rotate.

  2. Click and drag the rotation handle  in the direction you want to rotate the text.

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