How to Add Reflection or Mirror Effect in Microsoft Word

In this article, we will walk you through how to add, customize, and remove the text reflection or mirror effect in Microsoft Word.

How to add Text Reflection or Mirror Text in Microsoft Word

Microsoft Office Word offers a variety of effects, well enough for you to create a stand-out document. This guide will show you how to add and customize reflection or mirror effects to any text in a document.

To add a reflection to a text in Microsoft Word, select any text you want to have the effect. Click on the Text Effects and Typography icon from the Home ribbon tab, move the mouse cursor over the Reflection menu, and select your desired reflection preset.

For more detailed directions, check the following step-by-step guides.

Add a Text Reflection Effect or Mirrored Text in Word

Follow the steps to add a reflection or mirror effect to your text in Microsoft Word:

  1. Open an existing document and select any text you want to have the reflection effect.
    Select text to apply a reflection effect
  2. Click on Text Effects and Typography in the Home ribbon tab.
  3. Hover the mouse cursor over the Reflection menu, and select your preferred reflection preset from the menu.
    Word: Applying a tight reflection effect

You will see the selected reflection color applied to your selected text. 

Customize Text Reflection Effect in Word

In addition to the default reflection appearance and color, you can customize its transparency level, size, blur effect, and distance. Use these steps to do that:

  1. Select any text you want to have the shadow effect.
  2. Click on Text Effects and Typography in the Home ribbon tab.
  3. Hover the mouse cursor over the Reflection menu, and select Reflection Options.
    Word: Open Reflection Options
  4. It will open the Format Text Effects sidebar.
    Word: Format Text Effects - Reflection

Here is what you can customize for the reflection effect:

  1. Presets – the sample effects you can quickly use to apply a reflection effect to your text. 
  2. Transparency – change the transparency percentage of the shadow effect. 0% means opaque, and 100% means invisible.
  3. Size – control the height of the reflection effect.
  4. Blur – specify the blur level of the reflection effect.
  5. Distancechange how far the mirrored text is away from the main text.

Notice the difference when you change each reflection option. When you find your desired one, you can close the sidebar.

Remove a Text Reflection Effect in Word

To remove the text reflection effect from any text in Word, use these steps:

Method 1: Apply None Text Reflection Effect

  1. Select any text you want to remove the reflection or mirror effect.
  2. Click on Text Effects and Typography in the Home ribbon tab.
  3. Hover the mouse cursor over the Reflection menu, and select No Reflection from the menu.
    Word: Removing reflection effect

Method 2: Clear All Formatting

  1. Select any text you want to remove the reflection effect.
  2. Click on the Clear All Formatting icon in the Home ribbon tab.
    Word: Clear All Formatting

That’s how you can easily add, customize, and remove the text reflection effect in Microsoft Word. Please leave any questions you might have while doing this tutorial. You can do that by simply using the comments section below.