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How to rotate around shifter center precisely in Illustrator?


Question

If I select Rotate tool, I can select center of rotation then and move it. After that I am able to rotate object around that center. But this rotation is imprecise. Suppose I want to rotate for 120 degrees. I can double click on Rotate tool and get Rotate dialog, where I can enter precise value in degrees. But this way I can't use shifted center of rotation because it jumps back to geometric center at the moment I call Rotate dialog.

Is it possible to rotate by precise angle with dialog and have shifted center of rotation.

2012/12/22
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12/22/2012 3:20:00 PM

With the Rotate tool active, hold down the Alt key (⌥ on OS X) then click the point you want to rotate the object around. The Rotate dialog box will then pop up and you can enter your precise angle.

2012/12/22
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12/22/2012 5:18:00 PM