Rotate text

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Rotate text

Post by stefanmaine » Thu Mar 05, 2020 2:50 pm

I have TextMaker Professional 2018 on an iMac with OS10.15. How can I rotate (actually, flip) a short line of text (three words and a copyright symbol)?

At an earlier thread, the answer was "You can rotate the inner text of a text frame (in the object properties) but not the text frame as a whole".

I am brand new to TextMaker, so i regret I do not know how to follow that instruction. I would appreciate specific steps.

Thank you.

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Re: Rotate text

Post by miguel-c » Thu Mar 05, 2020 5:38 pm

The only way is:
1. type the text
2. zoom in to make it bigger
3. make a screenshot using the Windows Snipping Tool (Win+Shift+S)
4. Paste the screenshot it into TextMaker (CTRL+V)
5. Right-click the pasted image > Convert to Object frame
6. Right-click the paste image > Rotate or Flip > Flip horizontally

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Re: Rotate text

Post by stefanmaine » Fri Mar 06, 2020 5:49 pm

Thank you, that worked.

For the information of other Mac users, here's what I did on a Mac with OS10.15

1) Typed the text in Text Maker
2) Zoomed in using TextMaker>Zoom Level (I am not sure why the text needs to be zoomed)
3) Created a screenshot with Command-Shift-4
4) Deleted the typed text in TextMaker
5) Copied the screenshot off the Desktop (Command-C)
6 Pasted the screen shot into TextMaker (Command-V)
7) Right clicked the screen shot>Convert to Object Frame
8) Right clicked the pasted image>Rotate or Flip>Select the choice you want

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Re: Rotate text

Post by miguel-c » Fri Mar 06, 2020 6:28 pm

The zoom is to create an image with good resolution. Otherwise, it would be pixelated.

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Re: Rotate text

Post by Jossi » Sat Mar 07, 2020 2:25 pm

miguel-c wrote:
Thu Mar 05, 2020 5:38 pm
The only way is:
Sorry to correct you, Miguel, but this is not the only way. There is a much easier one:
1. Object > New text frame
2. Type the text into the text frame.
3. Right-click the text frame and choose "Properties..." from the context menu (or go to Object > Properties...).
4. Go to tab "Inner text" and there to "Rotate by..."

The answer "You can rotate the inner text of a text frame (in the object properties) but not the text frame as a whole" was wrong.

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Re: Rotate text

Post by miguel-c » Sat Mar 07, 2020 4:47 pm

Thanks for your reply @Jossi.
However, I think @stefanmaine wanted to flip (mirror) the text.

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Re: Rotate text

Post by Jossi » Sat Mar 07, 2020 5:11 pm

In this case, you are right (and I was wrong). You could achieve the same result using TextArt, but this isn't easier to do than the snippet method and the results are rather worse (no kerning, for example).

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