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DavidK

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Text Mirror Image
« on: March 17, 2013, 11:47:47 AM »
I'm using Visio 2010 in Windows 7 64 bit.  Currently I'm working on a project for a control panel, which requires a page that is a mirror image of the panel face.  I can do everything except flip the text.  How can I make a mirror image of the text?
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Re: Text Mirror Image
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2013, 12:55:57 PM »
I'd suggest looking at trying a mirror font first and seeing what results that gives/
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Re: Text Mirror Image
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2013, 06:18:55 PM »
Interesting - - - Mirror Font.  Never heard of this.
Where do I find mirror fonts, and do you type them in like real text?

Thanks for your quick replay.

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Re: Text Mirror Image
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2013, 06:56:30 PM »
google...or whatever search engine you fancy.

Or, you can make a picture of the text, say a png version so that background is transparent, import and flip.

I don't believe the word art generator that JuneThe2nd developed will do mirror images.  You might give that a try, but, it is really more word art than classic text font.
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Re: Text Mirror Image
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2013, 08:36:00 AM »
You can mirror static text by:

1. Copy
2. Paste-special
3. Flip horizontal

If you have to edit the text, then this becomes impractical without some sort of automated generation.

Visio 2013 has some reflection and 3D rotation effects that could help as well.
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Re: Text Mirror Image
« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2018, 05:53:29 PM »
You can mirror static text by:

1. Copy
2. Paste-special
3. Flip horizontal    <----

If you have to edit the text, then this becomes impractical without some sort of automated generation.

Visio 2013 has some reflection and 3D rotation effects that could help as well.

I'm not seeing any "Flip horizontal" option on Paste Special in Visio 2010. Am I missing something?  -- Graham

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Re: Text Mirror Image
« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2018, 03:07:38 AM »
Hi Graham, I don't think it's implying that Flip Horizontal is on the Paste menu. Flip Horizontal is on the Home -> Position -> Rotate Shapes ribbon.
But Visio 2010 can't do the mirror format that is in Visio 2016 (2013?). All you have to do is set the XRotation to 180°.
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