How to Resize an Image in Word

Working with images and text often requires adjusting the size of the image to squeeze it into a small area or expand it to fill the available space, to cropping the image to make it more appealing, or adjusting the size of multiple images to the same height or width.

Microsoft Word allows you to do all the above and more. We will explain the several methods available, in simple steps:

6 Ways to Resize Image in MS word

  • Resize an image by cropping it
  • Resize an image by stretching, shrinking, or changing its size
  • Resize an image maintaining its aspect ratio
  • Resize an image to an exact height and width
  • Resize an image in percentages
  • Resize multiple images quickly

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How to Mirror / Flip Text in MS Word

Mirroring or flipping text may be necessary for decorating your Word document or for printing the text on fabric or parchment for further transfer.

Flipping text by 180 degrees changes the nature of the text, making it possible to read it only in a mirror, hence this is also known as mirroring.

Rotating a text by 180 degrees along the X-axis (around the Y-axis) causes a horizontal flip, while rotating it by 180 degrees along the Y-axis (around the X-axis) causes a vertical flip.

In both cases, the result produces a mirror image of the original—you need a mirror to read the text—with a different axis in each case.

Rotating the text in the X-Y plane (around the Z-axis) by any angle keeps the text readable always—a mirror is not necessary.

Word allows rotating text at different angles on any axis, provided you define the text by enclosing it in a text box.

When you flip the text by 180 degrees on a specific axis, you create a mirror image of the original text on that axis.

Word has a special name for such rotation—3D Rotation—on any of the three axes.

We will show you how to mirror or flip text in Word using 3-D Rotation.

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How to Mirror or Flip an Image in MS Word

It is useful to be able to mirror or flip an image if you are printing it on an iron-on transfer paper for transferring it to fabric, parchment, or wax paper.

Although Word does not have great photo editing features, it allows rudimentary functions like rotating images, shapes, or text you have embedded in documents.

What happens to text, images, and shapes when you rotate them, flip them horizontally, or flip them vertically? 

Notice that flipping does not affect images much―you can still recognize the image. However, flipping changes the character of the text entirely―you need a mirror to read the flipped text. That is why the term mirroring for text.

Word allows flipping images and shapes directly, but for mirroring text, Word requires that you enclose the text within a Text Box, and use 3-D rotation. We will show you two ways how you can mirror or flip an object:

  • Flipping images and shapes
  • Mirroring text

Let us see how to do all the above.

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How to add comments in Google Docs

One of the most convenient ways in which you can provide feedback in a document is by adding comments. For example, you can add comments in a personal document to keep track of any changes you have to make or any other things you have to do. 

You can also add comments in a shared document to provide feedback and constructive criticism. These comments are visible to everyone with whom the document is shared. This way, everyone is on the same page about the changes that must be made.

Google Docs makes it especially simple to add comments and suggestions. Not only can you add comments for a specific part of the text, you can also assign action items to specific people, resolve comments and more. 

You can also change your document to suggesting mode. This mode allows you to provide suggestions to other people and allows them to either accept or reject your suggestions. The benefit of using this mode is that it prevents people from making changes to the document without the approval of the creator of the document. 

In this article, we will be talking about the various methods that you can use to add comments in Google Docs. We will also show the steps for providing suggestions using the suggesting mode. Specifically, the following are the methods we will be discussing:

  • Different ways of adding comments (highlighting the text, right-clicking, using keyboard shortcuts, etc.)
  • Different ways of adding suggestions (similar to the methods for adding comments)

Let’s get started.

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How to Delete a Page in Google Docs

Sometimes, you might have unwanted pages in your document that you would like to delete. For example, you might have separated each page using a page break and you now want to remove an empty page in the middle. 

Other times, you don’t want to remove a particular page from your document but want to reduce its size. This is especially useful when you want to print out the document, as having fewer pages would save you time and money. 

Google Docs gives you several options for deleting a specific page in your document and reducing its size. In this article, we will be discussing five of these methods:

5 Ways to Delete a Page in Google Docs

  • Deleting a page using the Backspace or Delete key on your keyboard
  • Removing page breaks
  • Using custom spacing
  • Reducing your page margins
  • Reducing the font size

Note that this guide is for complete beginners so we’re not assuming that you have prior experience with Google Docs.

Let’s get started.

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How to add Line Numbers in MS Word Document

By default, Word keeps track of every line, word, and character in a document, and displays their numbers when the user demands.

Although Word normally does not display line numbers automatically, you can choose to do so.

For instance, you can ask Word to display line numbers in the entire document or only in some part.

You can also choose to display line numbers at certain intervals, say, at every tenth line as 10, 20, 30, 40, and so on.

Adding line numbers to a document has its advantages, especially for large documents with multiple pages.

This is useful when referring to a specific line or word in a document—like 254th line, or 4th word in the 50th line, and so on.

Just a note before we begin.

If you have tables, figures, or text boxes in your document, Word will count them as single line entities, regardless of how large they are.

Moreover, Word will display line numbers for documents only in the Print Layout, and not in Read Mode or Web Layout.

Let us start adding line numbers to our Word document.

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How to Flip / Mirror Text in Google Docs

Flipping the text in your document, similar to flipping an image, refers to mirroring it. It’s like putting the text in front of a mirror and taking the reflection- this is the flipped version of the text.

You can flip text in two main ways: vertically and horizontally. When you vertically flip a text, it means that its top and bottom portions are reversed. On the other hand, when you horizontally flip a text, it means that its left and right portions are reversed.

It is important to know the difference between vertically and horizontally flipping a text so that you can choose the right option in your word processing software.

Several word processing software applications allow you to flip your text, but today we will be talking about Google Docs.

Google Docs gives you the option to flip your text in a few simple steps. In this article, we will be taking you through these steps.

Specifically, we will be covering two methods you can follow to flip text in Google Docs:

  • Vertically flipping text in Drawings
  • Flipping text by using the Word Art option

Also, this article is intended for complete beginners so you don’t have to know anything about Google Docs to follow along!

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How to Mirror / Flip an image in Google Doc

Flipping an image refers to mirroring it. You can think of it as taking an image and putting it in front of the mirror. The reflection that you see in the mirror is the flipped image.

There are two main ways in which you can flip an image: horizontally and vertically. When you flip an image horizontally, its right and lef t sides are reversed. When you flip an image vertically, its top and bottom sides are reversed.

For example, say you have an image of an arrow pointing to the left. When you flip this image horizontally, you will have an image that points to the right. Similarly, if you have an image of an arrow pointing upwards, flipping it vertically will give you an image that points downwards.

Google Docs allows you to flip your images in a few simple steps. In this article, we will walk you through the steps of how to insert and flip an image in Google Docs.

Specifically, we will talk about how you can automatically flip images in your document, and manually rotate them.

Let’s start.

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How to add line numbers in Google Docs

Adding line numbers in your document allows you to specify the position of the lines or paragraphs within your document. This is useful for several reasons. For one, it allows you to reference that line (e.g. line 20) so that other people can easily find it. 

And if you are a student, you probably have to write a lot of essays, which require citations. Having line numbers is very useful when you’re adding citations and creating a bibliography. 

Because Google Docs is such a popular word processing software, “how to add line numbers in Google Docs” is a really popular search query. Unfortunately, readers are disappointed to find that Google Docs doesn’t have a line numbering feature, the way MS Word does.

However, this doesn’t mean that you cannot add line numbers in your Google Docs document. There is one possible way: you can install and use a Chrome extension called ‘Line Numbers for Google Docs.’ 

In this article, we will talk in depth about how to use this extension to number the lines in Google Docs. We will also cover how you can add paragraph numbers without using this extension. Let’s get started!

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