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[Solved] Need Help Rotating a Text Box

Postby skuddle » Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:19 am

I can rotate a text box using the Position and Size but not by clicking on the text box and rotating it. From page 170 of the Draw guide version 4.3:

6) To quickly rotate a text box, click again on a selection handle to change the shape and
color of the selection handles. Click and drag on a corner handle to rotate the test box, then
release the mouse button when the text box is at the desired rotation angle. A ghosted
outline of the text box being rotated appears and the current angle of rotation is shown in
the status bar (Figure 203).


I created a text box and entered some text, then I followed the above instruction, but when I click a corner selection handle the cursor turns into a diagonal 2-way arrow instead. And the selection handles are not the green squares but are red diamonds. What am I doing wrong?
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Re: Need Help Rotating a Text Box

Postby Zizi64 » Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:37 am

Windows 10
OpenOffice 6.1.2.1

I suppose that you are using the LibreOffice, but not the Apache OpenOffice



The rotation function works for me in my LO 6.1.2

rotate textbox.png
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Re: Need Help Rotating a Text Box

Postby Zizi64 » Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:50 am

but when I click a corner selection handle the cursor turns into a diagonal 2-way arrow instead.


You must click twice on the selection border (not double click, but you need wait a second between the clicks): the corner markers will be changed from square to diamonds and the color of the markers also will changed. Then click on a corner marker, and you will able to rotate the shape.
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Re: Need Help Rotating a Text Box

Postby skuddle » Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:00 pm

Zizi64 wrote:You must click twice on the selection border (not double click, but you need wait a second between the clicks...


That did it! Thank you. :super:

Another problem resolved!!
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Re: Need Help Rotating a Text Box

Postby skuddle » Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:43 am

Well I guess I spoke too soon.

I opened LO Draw, drew a text box, entered some text, and then clicked outside the text box to deselect it.

Then I clicked the text box, waited for one second, and clicked again. The borders did not change and I was not able to rotate the box. I tried several times with varying delays but the border would not change. Why not?
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Re: Need Help Rotating a Text Box

Postby Zizi64 » Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:52 am

Here is a video about the rotation of the shapes in the Draw application.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zp487MvzWsE



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Re: Need Help Rotating a Text Box

Postby skuddle » Fri Nov 09, 2018 6:45 pm

Zizi64,

Thank you for the link that you posted - I found it very helpful. I downloaded all 48 of the LO Draw videos, and I think they will also be very helpful.
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