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Re: Rotated text in graphics

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  • Subject: [mg7855] Re: Rotated text in graphics
  • From: lischka at (Markus Lischka)
  • Date: Thu, 17 Jul 1997 02:01:37 -0400
  • Organization: The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas
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> In the book, the output cell shows the words "Some Text" rotated as if the
> whole block were rotated. Thus, by turning your head a bit, it reads
> easily.
> When I do this command on my Macintosh, the text show up like this:
> t
> x
> e
> t
> e
> m
> o
> S
> That is, the direction of printing is rotated, but each individual letter
> is unrotated.
> How can I get Mathematica to rotate text the way shows it in the book?

I was puzzled by this problem a while ago. The staggered text turns into
properly rotated text once it is printed (on a postscript printer, don't
know about QuickDraw). Mathematica seems to use this staggering only for
screen display, and I didn't find any way to change this screen behavior.


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