In this article, we want to lay emphasis on showing you effective ways to batch rotate multiple images in your Word document.
Besides its excellent ability to deal with words, Word is capable of processing images, too. For example, you can manipulate one image a time via picture tools available in the ribbon. As you know, the built-in function can perfectly satisfy your demand to rotate a single image. Our tips today will enable you to batch rotate multiple images to the same degree.
Before starting introducing you the methods for batch rotation, we’d like to first offer you several different approaches to rotate a single image.
4 Ways to Rotate a Single Image
Just take seconds to check the following ways to rotate a single image.
Method 1: Use Rotation Handle
- Firstly, click on target image. You can see handles around the image.
- Secondly, move cursor over the round, green handle and wait until a curved arrow line shows.
- Then click and rotate the image either in clockwise or counterclockwise direction to the degree you need.
Method 2: Rotate by Precise Degree
- First of all, click on an image to trigger the “Format” tab in the Ribbon.
- Next click “Rotate” command in “Arrange” group.
- Then you can choose an option on the drop-down menu.
- If you need to rotate image to a specific degree, you should click “More Rotation options”.
- The “Layout” dialog box shall pop up. Click “Size” tab and enter a rotation number.
- Lastly, click “OK”.
Method 3: Use 3-D Rotation
- To start off, right click on target image and choose “Format Picture”.
- Secondly, in “Format Picture” box, choose “3-D Rotation” option.
- Enter numbers in “Rotation” section.
- Finally, click “Close” to exit.
Method 4: Utilize “F4” Key
If you use method 2 to rotate an image to a certain degree, you can rotate another image with a press of “F4” to the same degree. However, it has limitation. You can only use “F4” key when you choose “Flip Vertical”, “Flip Horizontal”, or set a specific rotation degree for the first image.
2 Ways to Batch Rotate Multiple Images
Following are methods to meet your need if rotating multiple images at the same time.
Method 1: Rotate Multiple Images in a Selection
- First and foremost, make a selection over several images.
- And press “Alt+ F11” to open VBA editor in Word.
- Next click “Normal” and click “Insert” tab.
- Then choose “Module”.
- Open the new module by double clicking on it.
- Then on the editing space on the right, paste the following codes:
Sub RotateAllImagesInSelection() Dim objInlineShape As InlineShape Dim objShape As Shape Dim strDegree As String Application.ScreenUpdating = False strDegree=InputBox("Enter a rotation degree: ") Set objDoc = ActiveDocument For Each objInlineShape In Selection.InlineShapes Set objShape = objInlineShape.ConvertToShape objShape.IncrementRotation strDegree Set objInlineShape = objShape.ConvertToInlineShape Next objInlineShape Application.ScreenUpdating = True End Sub
- Next click “Run”.
- There will be an input box. Enter a rotation degree and click “OK” to proceed.
Then you will only have images in selection rotated.
Method 2: Rotate All Images in a Document
- Follow steps above to install and run a macro in Word.
- Only this time, replace that mar with this one:
Sub RotateAllImagesInDoc() Dim objInlineShape As InlineShape Dim objShape As Shape Dim strDegree As String Dim objDoc As Document Application.ScreenUpdating = False strDegree=InputBox("Enter a rotation degree: ") Set objDoc = ActiveDocument For Each objInlineShape In objDoc.InlineShapes Set objShape = objInlineShape.ConvertToShape objShape.IncrementRotation strDegree Set objInlineShape = objShape.ConvertToInlineShape Next objInlineShape Application.ScreenUpdating = True End Sub
- Still, there will be an input box for you to enter a rotation degree. Just enter a number and click “OK” to proceed.
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