PPT2000: Resizing Object Can Turn Text Upside-Down

ID: Q212519

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In PowerPoint, you can turn the text in a text box or drawn object upside-down by dragging the resize handles of that object.


To rotate these objects so that they are upside-down, follow these steps:

  1. Select the drawing or text object.

  2. Drag one of the top handles down until your cursor is below the bottom margin of the object.

  3. Release the mouse button.

The text in the object now appears upside-down. The text is not mirrored; it is rotated 180 degrees.

This procedure works only on objects created by the drawing and text tools of PowerPoint. It does not work with imported pictures or OLE objects.

Additional query words: 8.00 ppt8 invert flip flipped

Keywords          : kbole kbdta 
Version           : WINDOWS:2000
Platform          : WINDOWS 
Issue type        : kbhowto 

Last Reviewed: June 28, 1999