How to Rotate a Picture on Google Docs

Written by aurelio locsin
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Google Docs is a free productivity suite that contains applications for presentations, word processing, spreadsheets and drawing. Because it keeps all processing and document storage online, it avoids having to download programs on computers that may already be lacking space. In addition, you can access any of your documents from anywhere in the world, as long as you have a computer with Internet access. Google Docs can work with images that you import or draw.

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  1. 1

    Sign into Google Docs to display the home page.

  2. 2

    Click the "Create New" button and choose "Drawing." The Drawing application is the only one in the suite that allows pictures to be rotated.

  3. 3

    Click the "Insert" menu and choose "Image" to display the Insert Image dialogue box. You can insert images from your computer, a URL, Google Image Search and Picasa Web Albums.

  4. 4

    Click "Upload" and the "Browse" button to insert an image from your computer. A standard file dialogue box appears. Navigate to the picture you need and double-click to load it into the application.

  5. 5

    Click the image. A green handle appears at the top centre, attached to a short vertical bar. Click on the handle and rotate the image left or right. You can also rotate the image by a fixed amount by choosing "Format" from the menu bar and "Rotate."

  6. 6

    Click the "Save" button, if your changes have not already been automatically saved.

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