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Old 04-24-2008, 02:33 PM   #1
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Default Easy way to switch direction of text in ID3?

I'm doing the spine of a book, so obviously I want the text to be 90 degrees clockwise to the textframe. I figure there is a setting somewhere that will do this, but I thought as an easy work around (and also to better see what I'm doing) I could rotate the frame counterclockwise, do the stuff I need to do & then rotate it back, but of course, the text cursor was still in what had been the top left position. I'm sure there is an easier way to do what I want than using the text path tool.

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Old 04-24-2008, 02:45 PM   #2
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I generally create a normal horizontal text frame, type the stuff in, then rotate the frame clockwise. Use the normal selection tool, not the direct selection tool, when rotating the frame.

   
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Old 04-24-2008, 03:11 PM   #3
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I generally create a normal horizontal text frame, type the stuff in, then rotate the frame clockwise. Use the normal selection tool, not the direct selection tool, when rotating the frame.
I'm working with a template sent to me by the printer which has nice guidelines for type safety, so it might end up being a bit of a pain to create a new frame from scratch. Though it seems that might be my only(?) option. Duplicating the frame wouldn't switch the orientation, obviously.
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When you type in the supplied frame without rotating it, does the text go in the correct direction? if it doesn't, the printer has boobed: make a note of the frame width and height, swap the values round when you create the new frame, then follow my original reply. Don't forget to delete the incorrect frame when you position your new one.

   
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