Rotation on the text boxt
Allow the text box to be rotated
Dallas Brent Clement commented
When moving a line or two to a different page, the text sometimes shifts from a straight horizontal line to in between vertical and horizontal. I need a straight horizontal line and cannot seem to fix it.
As Anne S. reported. My adobe also "decides" to rotate comments at 90-degree angles. Unfortunately, I don't have a PRO license to use the EDIT functions.
This is an absurd. This is such a basic function that MS PAINT DOES IT RIGHT.
Anne S. commented
Text boxes should def be able to be rotated. I did find a workaround for when trying to copy-paste fillable fields from one form to another and Adobe "decides" to paste them at 90-degree angles. (The PAGE rotation suggestion did NOT work for me)
Copy the fields from the origin file. Go to the receiving file and use the EDIT command. While in EDIT mode...paste the fillable fields - and they will match the origin orientation. THEN go to PREPARE FORM mode and you can move them etc.
Desperation led me to discover this...Adobe ... MAKE FIELDS ROTATABLE!
Rotate the page, add the text box, and rotate the page back.
You are completely wrong. Or do not understand correctly what the problem is with Adobe Acrobat Pro DC. A piece of text is rotatable, though not in the manner you are showing. It is the comment text box that has a border that has no method for rotating anymore. And it is terrible that this has still not been resolved 2 years later.
Seriously! 2020 and not one to look into this!
[Deleted User] commented
2020 AND STILL, STILL NO ROTATION AVAILABLE.. BEAUTIFUL.
It's now nearly 2 years since OP. I'd say it's fairly obvious that nothing will be done to fix this.
I've been using workaround that requires the JS Debugger (CTRL+J) and a command "this.selectedAnnots.rotate = 270;" in which you will replace the angle with something that suits you.
It is in no way perfect and consumes a lot of time, but there is no other way around this.
Mark R commented
I am unable to rotate text box as per directions. No rotate handle appears. Adobe Acrobat Standard DC 2019.021.20056
As of 8/30/19, I still can't rotate a text box in Adobe Acrobat XI Pro (11.0.23).
Bill Landgrebe commented
I am still having this issue with a text callout. I can't rotate it and it is very irritating.
Hi again, I see there text boxes using Edit app -> Add text and the one using Comment App -> text box behave differently. The earlier is rotatable as described by admin but its properties like line color and weight cannot be changed. While the box created from the Comments App you can format the text box but cannot rotate it. Strange!
Yes, Anonymous. This is not resolved yet, counter to the comment 'Resolved' by admin. We do not see the rotation symbol on handles. Also I see different type of handles. And I cannot paste a snapshot here.
I agree with Sami and Tarak. For a text box created by "Add Text Box" or "Add Text Callout", there are no rotation symbols to be found anywhere.
Very frustrating that I can't change the ROTATION feature in "EDIT" to 1%. I'm a graphic designer & don't want to have to import to PS to straighten an image.
Kelly Vaughn commented
It would be even better if we could rotate comments.
That works with some objects yes, but not with the text box I'm referring to.
As mentioned earlier, if I create a text box with "Comment => Add text box" the gripper for rotating is not there.
AdminCharu Karwa (Admin, Adobe) commented
As I mentioned before, we do have the functionality of rotating the text box, please see the snapshot to see how the rotate icon looks like. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1FC2R4q5eYIjn4Po2uAE6vSsAohWi_G0q/view?usp=sharing
1. Go to Edit App
2. Select the text box you wish to rotate
3. When you hover over grippers of text box (we have 8 at boundary of text box)
4. You will get a rotate sign
Use this to rotate a text box.
Adobe Acrobat DC Team
I agree with Sami. I do not find any rotation symbol on any of the 8 handles on the boundary when we select text box, may be received one or newly created by us. Also in Edit mode when we select text box, the text box looses the selection if the cursor goes outside the boundary of text box. We have to select it again.
Adobe Acrobat DC(18.009.20050)
The solution suggested by Charu Maheshwari does not work with text boxes made with "Add text box" -tool (Comment => Add text box).
This was the original problem, so please remove the resolved status.