How to Flip a Picture Horizontally in PowerPoint

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Adding images and SmartArt to compliment the content of your presentation is one of the key factors in making it successful. PowerPoint, with its large inventory of image-manipulating features, allows you to flip and rotate images, ensuring your PowerPoint is set up exactly as you’ve intended.

Flipping an Image in PowerPoint

Go ahead an open your PowerPoint presentation and head to the slide that contains the image to be flipped. Once there, select the image.

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Once selected, a new “Format” tab will appear. Select that tab and then click the “Rotate” button.

rotate in format tab

A dropdown menu with a few options will appear. Here, select “Flip Horizontal.”

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You’ll now notice your image has, as expected, flipped horizontally.

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How to Insert Hyperlinks in Images in Gmail

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Adding hyperlinks is an efficient way of getting your reader to the intended web page. Though it’s no secret that you can add hyperlinks to text, Gmail also lets you add hyperlinks to images in the body of the email. Here’s how to make it happen.

Inserting Images in Gmail

We’ll assume that you’re already in your Gmail account. If not, go ahead and get there. When you’re ready, select the “Compose” button which can be found at the top-left corner.


Once selected, the “New Message” window will appear. When you’ve filled out the email address (1) and subject (2), and typed the body of your message (3), go ahead and place the cursor where you want to insert your image (4).

New message window

Click the “Insert Photo” icon at the bottom of the window.

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In the “Insert Photo” window, you can drag an image or browse for one. If the image you’re looking for isn’t in your profile’s “Photos” or “Albums,” then you can browse the web or upload one from your computer.

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How to Combine Motion Paths in Microsoft PowerPoint

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You can assign multiple motion paths to a single object in PowerPoint, but if you don’t combine them, the object will reset to its original position before executing the next animation. Combine the motion paths for a smooth, seamless transition.

Assigning and Combining Motion Paths

Let’s assume you have an object that you want to bounce to the left, then drop down a bit into its final position. You can assign a single object with multiple motion paths, but if you don’t combine the motion paths then you’ll end up with something like this:

As you can see, the motion path goes from A > B then A > C instead of the intended A > B > C. Obviously that’s not what we wanted to do. The fix is as simple as clicking and dragging, but before we get into combining motion paths, you first need to assign the animations to our object.

First, select the object to which you will assign multiple motion paths.

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Next, head over to the “Animations” tab and click the “Add Animation” button.

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How to Hide Spelling and Grammar Errors in a Specific Word Document

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If you want to hide spelling and grammar errors in a specific Word document without all of your other documents being affected by the setting change, then you’re in luck. Microsoft Word, unsurprisingly, has a way to do this.

You might be wondering why you’d want to turn off spellcheck for a specific document in the first place. There is any number of reasons. Perhaps you like leaving the feature on in most documents but have one where it distracts you. Or, perhaps you’ve got a boilerplate where you use filler words (like Word’s Lorem Ipsum feature). Or, maybe you want to test yourself and see how many mistakes you make. Whatever the reason, you can do it in a few simple steps.

Hiding Document-Specific Spelling and Grammar Mistakes

With your document open, switch to the “File” tab.

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Next, select “Options” from the bottom of the left-hand pane.

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The “Word Options” window will now appear. Here, select the “Proofing” tab.

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How to Protect Parts of a Word Document from Editing

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If you’re collaborating on a document with several other people, there is always a chance that the content you wanted to remain untouched gets edited. Protect yourself from human error by protecting specific parts of a Word document from editing.

Protecting Specific Content in a Word Document

So you’re getting ready to send out your Word doc, but you want to make sure that certain parts of the document remain untouched. Instead of leaving this up to trust, you can take advantage of a feature that allows making specific parts of your content read-only, rendering them un-editable.

First, go ahead and open the Word document to be protected and head over to the “Review” tab.

Review tab

Next, click the “Restrict Editing” button.

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The “Restrict Editing” pane will appear on the right side of Word. Here, tick the “Allow only this type of editing in the document” checkbox.

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