Freely rotated pictures, shapes, text boxes, and WordArt in earlier versions of Office
If you rotate or flip an object, the rotation might be lost if the document is opened with an earlier version of Office for Mac or in a Windows version of Office.
Non-pictureThere are two kinds of pictures in this program: those you can ungroup and convert to objects (such as vector-based graphics), and those you can't (such as bitmaps). After you ungroup a picture, you can change the attributes of a picture — for example, you can crop it or adjust its brightness. objects, such as WordArt and AutoShapesAny one of a group of ready-made shapes that include such basic shapes as rectangles and circles, plus a variety of lines and connectors, block arrows, flowchart symbols, stars and banners, and callouts., retain their rotation. Also, bitmapA picture made from a series of small dots that form shapes and lines. Bitmaps can't be converted to objects, although they can be scaled, cropped, and colored. graphics, such as JPEGA graphic file format supported by many Web browsers. JPEG was developed for compressing and storing photographic images and is best used for graphics containing many colors, such as scanned photos. JPEG files are compressed bitmaps., Tagged Image File Format (TIFF), and PNGA bitmapped image file format that is supported by most Web browsers. PNG uses a lossless data compression technique and does not degrade when saved or compressed. Like the JPEG format, PNG preserves the broad range and subtle variations in brightness and hue found in photographs. Like the GIF format, PNG supports transparency and preserves sharp detail, such as that in line art, logos, or illustrations with type., retain their rotation.
The following table lists objects that might lose their rotation.
How rotated objects look
Microsoft Office v. X
Vector graphicsAn image defined by points, lines, curves, and other geometric objects. A vector graphic differs from a bitmap image, which is composed of pixels and has a fixed resolution. Vector graphics are resolution-independent, and can be resized freely without any loss in image quality. Vector graphics will always print at the maximum resolution of a printer., such as Macintosh Picture (PICT), Windows Metafile (WMF), and Encapsulated PostScript File (EPSF, EPS), lose their rotation.
Microsoft Office 2001
Macintosh Picture (PICT), Windows Metafile (WMF), and Encapsulated PostScript File (EPSF, EPS) graphics lose their rotation.
Microsoft Office 98 Macintosh Edition
Pictures and objects other than those listed above this table lose their rotation.
Microsoft Office XP
Objects retain their rotation, but the position of the object in the document might change.
Microsoft Office 2000
All non-picture objects other than those listed above this table lose their rotation. Some pictures might lose their rotation.
|Tip To rotate a vector graphic, use your graphics program to export the graphic as a bitmap file, and then insert it into your document and rotate it.|