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How can I rotate just the text area without the object?

asked 2017-12-25 20:50:51 +0100

einpoklum gravatar image

In MS Visio, it's possible to rotate the text area on an object without rotating the object itself. With LibreOffice Draw I've not been able to find the option of doing this. Does it exist? If not, is there a bug report about that?

I'm using LO 6.0.0.2.beta2 on Linux Mint 18.3

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answered 2017-12-27 02:51:10 +0100

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If the shape is a "custom shape", then it is possible, but there is no UI for it. If you save the file to flat file format (*.fodg), then you can read the file in an editor. If the graphic has a node "draw:enhanced-geometry", then it is a "custom shape". In that case you can add an attribute draw:text-rotate-angle="30" for example to the draw:enhanced-geometry tag to rotate the text by 30 degree.

There exists some issues about text rotation for import of files from Microsoft Office, but I have not found an issue about the missing UI for text rotation.

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