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Text Box is slanted

New Here ,
Apr 02, 2020 Apr 02, 2020

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New to Illustrator, everything was going fine.  Today I opened it and went to work on something and when I clicked on the type tool to make a line type, it was slanted so as you typed it would go up and to the right.

So when you'd make a text box, it looks like it's angled to the left about 15-20 degrees.  I have tried everything to figure out what happened and how to fix it but I can't.  I didn't change any settings.

Type on a path still works normall, it's Text in a line or box that is totally slanted now on an angle.  How can I reset this to normal orientation?

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Adobe Community Professional , Apr 02, 2020 Apr 02, 2020
Go to Preferences > General and make sure that the Constrain Angle is set to 0°. Peter

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I'm not sure about that issue and probably I misunderstand it, but have you already checked the Constrain Angle setting in the Illustrator preferences?

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Go to Preferences > General and make sure that the Constrain Angle is set to 0°.

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Oct 26, 2021 Oct 26, 2021

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I am having the same problem and my contraint angle is set to 0, so is my scale and my bounding box.

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Oct 26, 2021 Oct 26, 2021

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Please show a screenshot.

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Oct 26, 2021 Oct 26, 2021

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Oct 26, 2021 Oct 26, 2021

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Not sure what we're supposed to be focussing on there but the text isn't slanted:

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Oct 26, 2021 Oct 26, 2021

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Visual trickery, your sloped road and dark left background to bright right, is making your text appear likes it's about to fall off that hillside...

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Good point, Met1.

 

And the two-line type blocks in the middle and right column certainly increases the tilt illusion.

 

Probably it is also a matter of different perceptions. Some may see the fall and some may not see it at all.

 

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