MS Word Flipping Images Automatically?

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So I'm using word to take a series of pictures of my text book and convert them to a PDF so I can read them on my iPad later (keeps me from toting around 5 different 15lb law books). Lately, however, word has decided that it wants my pictures to be flipped 90 degrees counter-clockwise. It's not always, just sometimes.

These pictures are taken with my phone, a Galaxy S4, at the native resolution for the camera. Any suggestions how to either make Word orient the picture how they were originally taken, or how to rotate all the images at the same time, or even a better program to do what I'm looking for?

Thanks!

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Answer:

For anyone in the future looking for the answer, it's this: MS Word is terrible for manipulating pictures. At least I don't know how to rotate multiple images at one time. While I'm not typically a fan of using random third party apps, I just found "PDF Architect 2" which is free and was able to quickly handle my problem. It took a few minutes to get used to. First I had to install the "create module" (also free), then open all my files, click combine open files, then choose rotate, select all, and pick my orientation. Then simply save the PDF. Hazzah! Best of luck to anyone in the future.
 

brisa117

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For anyone in the future looking for the answer, it's this: MS Word is terrible for manipulating pictures. At least I don't know how to rotate multiple images at one time. While I'm not typically a fan of using random third party apps, I just found "PDF Architect 2" which is free and was able to quickly handle my problem. It took a few minutes to get used to. First I had to install the "create module" (also free), then open all my files, click combine open files, then choose rotate, select all, and pick my orientation. Then simply save the PDF. Hazzah! Best of luck to anyone in the future.
 

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Use a regular photo application rather than Word. If they are all coming out rotated, several applications allow you to batch process.

Once all are rotated as needed, then copy/paste into Word.

Also, turn your camera/phone the other way. Many of them 'know' the orientation, and assume you want it different.
 

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Thanks for your reply. The problem is that the images are oriented in the proper direction before importing them into MS Word. When my phone turns the pictures landscape orientation, I use the windows photo viewer to rotate them to the right, but MS Word seems to have a mind of its own. Like it's ignoring the orientation information and rotating them all counter-clockwise. If I use another program, I would like to be able to make PDFs directly from that.
 

brisa117

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For anyone in the future looking for the answer, it's this: MS Word is terrible for manipulating pictures. At least I don't know how to rotate multiple images at one time. While I'm not typically a fan of using random third party apps, I just found "PDF Architect 2" which is free and was able to quickly handle my problem. It took a few minutes to get used to. First I had to install the "create module" (also free), then open all my files, click combine open files, then choose rotate, select all, and pick my orientation. Then simply save the PDF. Hazzah! Best of luck to anyone in the future.
 
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