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    Mirror-imaging a complete slide (any)

    For back-projection or printing a T-shirt (yes!) it is required to mirror-image a complete slide which contains several graphics and could contain text. I can only find a way of reversing a single drawing object, and no way of reversing text. And anyway I want to change the complete sl;ide to mirror-image (or print the slide in mirror image).

    Any clues, please?

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    John

    PS If you know the answer for Publisher, too, that would help!!
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    Re: Mirror-imaging a complete slide (any)

    1) Some printers have an option to print a mirror image (click Properties in the Print dialog)
    2) You can export the slide to a graphics format (.jpg or .png), then use almost any graphics program to flip the image horizontally.

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    Re: Mirror-imaging a complete slide (any)

    Ah - you are saying that it is not possible within Powerpoint itself? If so, how can you do back-projection of slides onto a screen?

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    Re: Mirror-imaging a complete slide (any)

    All the projectors I have used had a back projection setting that caused the reversal to happen in the projector. They usually have a ceiling mounted setting for use when the projector is upside down too.

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    Re: Mirror-imaging a complete slide (any)

    I haven't heard of a built-in way to mirror entire slides, but I'm not a PowerPoint expert.

    You could select everything on the slide (Ctrl+A), cut (Ctrl+X), then Edit | Paste Special... as Picture (Windows MetaFile). You can then apply Draw | Rotate or Flip | Flip Horizontal from the Drawing toolbar. Unlike the methods from my previous reply, this will not include a background defined in the slide master.

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    Re: Mirror-imaging a complete slide (any)

    <small>Have the audience sit on the other side of the screen!

    Sorry John...I just had to add this suggestion! <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15><small>
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    Re: Mirror-imaging a complete slide (any)

    Hi John

    This is possible and I have just had a play with it.

    The trick is to create ALL your text in Word Art not text boxes, format it to how you want it to look, add your images. Once happy with your look for your new John Gray t-shirt, just:

    1) ctrl+A
    2) Draw| Rotate or Flip| Flip Horizontal.
    3) ctrl+S

    Job jobbed.

    Alternatively, if you are making a lot of t-shirts with different images create a module and copy this into it:

    <div style="width: 100%; background-color: #FFFFFF;">Sub Flip()


    ActiveWindow.Selection.SlideRange.Shapes.SelectAll
    ActiveWindow.Selection.ShapeRange.Flip msoFlipHorizontal

    End Sub</div hiblock>
    Jerry

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