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Turning a doc sideways in Word

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by geniebug, Aug 20, 2007.

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  1. geniebug

    geniebug Thread Starter

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    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.

    Judy
     
  2. alwrmc

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    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.
     
  3. Noyb

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    What happens if you tell Irfanview to fit the image to the Window .. then rotate ??
     

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  4. geniebug

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    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.

    Judy
     
  5. geniebug

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    It will not open a Word document. Does not recognize it
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  6. Noyb

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    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 ??
     
  7. geniebug

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    Sorry - it will only allow me to attach bmp, jpg etc files - not documents.
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  8. geniebug

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    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.
    Judy
     
  9. Noyb

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    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.
     
  10. Noyb

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    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.
     
  11. geniebug

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    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.
    Judy
     
  12. DaveBurnett

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    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.
     
  13. geniebug

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    Thanks Dave, I did that successfully, and now I could take a picture and save as a jpg file.
    Easy peasy lol

    Judy
     
  14. Noyb

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    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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  15. geniebug

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    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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