Fontwork size affected by rotation and vice-versa + "slanting"?

1) When I rotate fontwork, its height and width changes.

When I change the height/width, its rotation changes.

This seems to happen regardless of fontwork size (i.e size isn’t just downsizing due to being to large to fit on some angles).
How do I stop this from happening?

2) Slanting": Also, after making a few adjustments to size and rotation, the fontwork text seems to be skewed within its outer perimeters: it is no longer perpendicular to its horizontal axis, if that makes sense (its shape is sort of “italicized”- the horizontal axis of the text is no longer at a 90 degree angle to the vertical axis, making the text appear as if it is leaning over…

Please, provide a document with such fontwork shapes.