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Old 11-04-2009, 02:21 AM   #1
Bo Aakerstrom
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Default Rotating work space

Having used what is now ACDSee Canvas for many years I am accustomed to be able to rotate my page view (0, 90, 180 and 270 degrees rotation) which is very handy for product packaging as text will sometimes will run at angles or even upside down when I am working on a project.

I know you can rotate text and so on, but it is at times neccessary to see things the way it will look on the finished product.

As I understand it you cannot do this in QXP8 (when posting a query on their forum I was adviced to tilt my monitor or change the orientation of the display, which is of course not really what I was the solution I was looking for). Grouping and rotating everything is not an option either as guides will be in the wrong place.

Is this possible using InDesign or Illustrator? Do you know of any current application suitable for this kind of work that can output a press PDF which has got this feature? Tried to find out on various forums but it is a frustrating and time consuming exercise!

Or am I stuck on my old version of Canvas forever?

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