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Consider custom rotation as 0 deg?

Feb 11, 2013 2:17 PM



Just wondering if you know of any way of "resetting" the custom rotation

of an object such that InDesign considers it to be zero.


For example, let's say I draw a square. Then I rotate it 45 deg. so I've

got a kind of diamond shape. Now I want to pull the left and right

corners of the diamond -- but InDesign only lets me adjust the flat

sides of the diamond with the black arrow tool. (The white arrow tool

could be used to adjust each node individually, but that's a bit clumsy.)


Please let me know if what I'm asking isn't clear.





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    Feb 11, 2013 2:26 PM   in reply to [Ariel]

    I'm pretty sure this isn't an InDesign feature. In Illustrator, you can set the Constrain Angle in General Preferences which does what you want.


    If you had a lot of objects like this, it might make sense to do them in Illustrator.

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    Feb 11, 2013 3:46 PM   in reply to [Ariel]

    Draw a very small object on top and call upon the Pathfinder to join them. InDesign will consider the newly-wed objects to be a total new one.


    A bit clumsy tho' ...

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    Feb 11, 2013 4:29 PM   in reply to [Ariel]

    It's clever, and probably useful for a small number of objects.


    The Illustrator method is much easier and a better choice when you need a large number of elements constrained to a single angle.

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