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How to align rotated shape back to 0 degrees?


Question

I have a "rotation" issue with Illustrator. I've rotated some shape which has no horizontal component which I could align to guide, so I have no idea how to rotate the shape back to 0 degrees. In the case of multiple shapes (I've rotated letters) I have a problem to align them back.

Any suggestions to solve the problem?

AI CS6

2014/01/29
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1/29/2014 3:03:00 PM

Accepted Answer

Since the feature doesn't really exist I should suggest keeping a copy of your shape previous to rotating it.

I would probably set up a separate layer for shapes in their original position and just hide it and then reference it if I need a particular shape back at 0 degrees.

2014/01/29
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1/29/2014 4:07:00 PM

In CC 2015, there is a way: After you've rotated something, open the "Transform" window and you can type 0 into that value.

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HOWEVER in CS6 this does not work. I just installed CS6 to confirm. This same window "Transform" does have the rotate field, but it clears to 0 after any changes. This does not work in CS6. (As you already know. I am just updating this answer to correct myself.)

2016/07/07