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Dear Suzanne,

I'm not sure if you can help as I have researched a bit and what I need to do seems impossible. :-(

I have to create a template for car sticker to stick inside the windscreen. Each sticker needs to have the licience plate number on it so I was thinking of using a merge field. Only thing is the whole thing (picture base and merge field) would have to be flipped horizontally to be able to be stuck on the inside of the window. Have tried to use text boxes and word art but had no luck.

Any ideas or help on flipping the merge field would be a great help.

Thank you in advance

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Your best bet in this case is to flip the page in printing. Most color printers have a setting in the printer Properties that will do this. Wording varies with the model, but look for a setting such as "Flip Horizontal," "Mirror Image," or "T-shirt Transfer."
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Suzanne S. Barnhill

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I've been using Word for Windows since version 2.0 (1992), and the more I learn about it, the more I realize how little I know. But I may know a few things that you don't, and I'll help if I can. I answer many questions every day in Microsoft's peer support forums and as a result have been awarded the MVP (Most Valuable Professional) designation by Microsoft Corporation. You may be able to find the answer to your question at the Word MVPs' FAQ site or at my own Word FAQ site, so please check those first! Please, no questions about VBA (macros), Registry editing, networks, or complex merges, as I have no experience with these aspects of Word, nor do I have any experience with Word for Mac. Please indicate which version of Word you are using; if you are not sure, see "What version of Word do I have?".

Experience

I have a master's degree in classics (Latin), which is surprisingly helpful, though I no longer teach. The things I am proudest of: Having raised two children to maturity, both Merit Scholars, both college graduates (one a philosophy major!), one Phi Beta Kappa (from Harvard!); having been made a Paul Harris Fellow by my Rotary club; having been designated a Microsoft MVP.

Organizations
Rotary Club of Fairhope, Friends of the Fairhope Public Library

Education/Credentials
B.A. (Latin), Agnes Scott College, 1966; M.A. (Classics), Emory University, 1972.

Awards and Honors
Microsoft Most Valuable Professional award every year since 1999; many Rotary honors

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