You can change the position of shapes in Word, Excel, or PowerPoint by rotating or reversing them. Reversing a shape is also referred to as creating a mirror. Excel for Office Word for Office PowerPoint for Office Excel If you want to flip an individual shape in a SmartArt graphic, see Rotate or flip a. In PowerPoint, click the graphic to select it. A circular green "selection handle" should appear above the graphic. Use that to drag it to any angle.