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benfromreu
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Rotate Text Toggle

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03-19-2012 08:12 AM

How do I rotate my text? I know there is a toggle to switch from rotating about a point (and the text stays horizontal) and to actually rotate the text.

 

For some reason the toggle has switched on me and now I can't rotate my text.

 

Please let me know what the toggle is! I know I found it once before but I can't find it back.

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benfromreu
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Message 2 of 7 (4,246 Views)

Re: Rotate Text Toggle

03-19-2012 08:32 AM in reply to: benfromreu

Also, I am able to rotate the "standard" text style but my custom text styles can't be rotated. 

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heinsite
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Message 3 of 7 (4,231 Views)

Re: Rotate Text Toggle

03-19-2012 09:15 PM in reply to: benfromreu

Select the text and change the rotation in the Properties palette.  You should also be able to select the text, right click, and choose Rotate.  This will allow you to rotate the text about its alignment point.

 

Dave.

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heinsite
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Message 4 of 7 (4,229 Views)

Re: Rotate Text Toggle

03-19-2012 09:25 PM in reply to: benfromreu

> ... rotating about a point (and the text stays horizontal) ...

 

Is no different than simply relocating the text.

 

Dave.

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nestly
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Message 5 of 7 (4,226 Views)

Re: Rotate Text Toggle

03-20-2012 01:18 AM in reply to: benfromreu

If Annotative....

 

Orientation.jpg

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benfromreu
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Message 6 of 7 (4,218 Views)

Re: Rotate Text Toggle

03-20-2012 06:59 AM in reply to: benfromreu

Here are the two options.

 

THe first is me trying to rotate my annotative text style which works in other drawings and on other computers but in this case is staying horizontal.

 

The second is me rotating the standard acad text style and as you can see it is rotating.

 

I did try checking and unchecking the "Match text orientation to layout" and that didn't make a difference.

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heinsite
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Message 7 of 7 (4,205 Views)

Re: Rotate Text Toggle

03-20-2012 03:19 PM in reply to: nestly

Thanks for that one, nestly!  I've never included that setting in a style definition before so it took a bit of play to understand how it works. The name may be misleading at first but the function is pretty cool.  This will come in handy one day!

 

For those who might be curious, here's how it works:

 

Text Style w Match Text to Orientation Example.png

 

Dave.

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