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rotating point text back to level - Adobe Illustrator Windows

someone did a drawing that I have to make additions to. I notice that several lines of point text (one digit up to several words) have been rotated slightly - like a degree or three, but I don't know exactly. Is there an easy way to bring those lines of slightly rotated point text back to level (like "average" would do to a straight line segment)?...

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    someone did a drawing that I have to make additions to. I notice that several lines of point text (one digit up to several words) have been rotated slightly - like a degree or three, but I don't know exactly. Is there an easy way to bring those lines of slightly rotated point text back to level (like "average" would do to a straight line segment)?
    pcinsc@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: rotating point text back to level

    pcsinc:

    2 ways I can think of right off:

    1. Select the text; Cut (ctrl-x); Start a new point text item with the type tool; Paste (ctrl-v).

    or

    2. Turn on smart guides, select the rotate tool, grab a hold of the point text path somewhere, but not on the start anchor, drag the pointer over the start anchor to get a smart guide at 0 degrees to pop up, and rotate the path to meet it.

    HTH

    Bert
    Bert Guest

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    Default Re: rotating point text back to level

    Thanks.
    pcinsc@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: rotating point text back to level

    You can get very close to HV by zooming in and rotating an object with the Select tool (black arrow) and watching the pixel steps in the bounding box. It helps if after you mouse down on the bounding box rotate control you move the cursor way off to the side. steve
    Stephen_Fish@adobeforums.com Guest

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