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20-Aug-2007, 06:17 AM #1
Turning a doc sideways in Word
I don't mean turning from Portrait to Landscape. I was sent a certificate, but the person scanned it sideways, is there a rotating facility to get the certificate to go across the page in Landscape?

Ordinarly I would take a picture of it with Irfanview and rotate it, but the pic is too long for the screen.

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20-Aug-2007, 06:35 AM #2
Is this a jpg, bmp, tif, scanned file? if so you should be able to rotate that in most photo manipulation software regardless of how long/wide it is.
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20-Aug-2007, 06:40 AM #3
What happens if you tell Irfanview to fit the image to the Window .. then rotate ??
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20-Aug-2007, 06:41 AM #4
I mentioned it was a Word document in the Subject line - sorry - I didnt mention it again. I know how to rotate it in photographic software. So yes, its a document.

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20-Aug-2007, 06:58 AM #5
It will not open a Word document. Does not recognize it
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20-Aug-2007, 06:58 AM #6
The "scanning it sideways" comment is a little confusing.
Any chance you can attach the doc here as a zip file ... if it's under 500k ??
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20-Aug-2007, 07:23 AM #7
Sorry - it will only allow me to attach bmp, jpg etc files - not documents.
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20-Aug-2007, 07:42 AM #8
Ok - I am reading the document in portrait form - the certificate was scanned reading sideways. I'd have to turn my screen around to read it (hypothetically). I can't take a picture of it, as the certificate is longer than my screen. I don't want to reduce it as it will make the writing too small. It is only 139kb. Won't let me rename to a jpg file so .......
I can't copy it and I can't send it as a zip file.

Anyway - I decided to reduce the doc to 75%, took a pic of it, put it in Irfanview and then made it larger - so all is well now thanks.

I do appreciate your suggestions.
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20-Aug-2007, 07:43 AM #9
That's why I said Zip it ... Then anything can be attached .. under 500k
You have my Email Addy now ... This route can handle much larger files.
I also can host larger files (with your permission) .. so others may see what we're dealing with.

I doubt that this old historical document is a Word file.
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20-Aug-2007, 07:48 AM #10
If you "process" it too much, you may start loosing the quality.
Old Portrait Images like this ... I like to set Irfaniew to "Fit to Width"

Then I can scroll down as I read the doc.
Our ancestors used weird sizes.
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20-Aug-2007, 07:49 AM #11
I couldnt zip it - but as it is now a jpg file - I'll send the finished product, if you want to touch it up - thats fine.
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20-Aug-2007, 08:06 AM #12
If you click on the 'picture' you should see a box appear around it.
This is an actual picture inserted into the document.

You should also get a new tool bar appear (the Picture editing bar).
One of the options on this bar is to rotate the picture.
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20-Aug-2007, 08:14 AM #13
Thanks Dave, I did that successfully, and now I could take a picture and save as a jpg file.
Easy peasy lol

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20-Aug-2007, 08:18 AM #14
Could have (should have) had a better resolution Image.
I like to start with 300dpi scans or better ... and I see some jpeg compression artifacting.
(The dirty Halo round the sharp edges)
Normally, higher resolution images would be to large to attach here.

Did a precision rotate, some cropping, resizing and a little clean up in Photoshop CS2

But .. The more we work on this low resolution image as a compressed jpeg ... The more it'll become corrupted (rumor).
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20-Aug-2007, 05:10 PM #15
Great job Noyb and thank you. I have pics a lot worse than that one (certificates I mean) - sometimes the source of the certificate is already bad, and sometimes, others are forwarded to me by people in a real mess, because some of the data is well over 150 years old, it is already in a bad state. Oh well......

But again, thanks for your help.

Judy

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