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Rotate canvas in Illustrator

Community Beginner ,
Nov 03, 2020 Nov 03, 2020

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Hi Adobe,

 

Some great new CC updates. Still can't rotate the canvas in Illustrator though, why is that one so difficult? Photoshop, check, InDesign, check, Illustrator, nope, not important.

 

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Adobe Community Professional , Nov 03, 2020 Nov 03, 2020
The good news is the Illustrator Team is working on it. You can upvote and add your comments to the feature request here:  https://illustrator.uservoice.com/forums/333657-illustrator-feature-requests/suggestions/19196641-illustrator-rotation-of-the-artboard. There's also an update about it there from Avinash Singh Kotwal, Senior Product Manager for Adobe illustrator.

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Adobe Employee , Jun 24, 2021 Jun 24, 2021
This feature is now part of Illustrator 25.3.1 release available in Creative Cloud Desktop from 21 June 2021 - https://helpx.adobe.com/in/illustrator/using/rotate-view.html

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Adobe Employee , Aug 23, 2021 Aug 23, 2021
If you do not want unintended rotation of the artboard, you can revert the same by pressing Esc. key If you do not use Rotate Canvas in your workflow then you can disable the preference to Rotate the canvas through track pad with Edit > Peferences > General and uncheck "Trackpad Gesture to Rotate View". This preference is available in AI 25.4 and above

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Nov 03, 2020 Nov 03, 2020

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The good news is the Illustrator Team is working on it. You can upvote and add your comments to the feature request here:  https://illustrator.uservoice.com/forums/333657-illustrator-feature-requests/suggestions/19196641-il.... There's also an update about it there from Avinash Singh Kotwal, Senior Product Manager for Adobe illustrator.

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Jun 24, 2021 Jun 24, 2021

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This feature is now part of Illustrator 25.3.1 release available in Creative Cloud Desktop from 21 June 2021 - https://helpx.adobe.com/in/illustrator/using/rotate-view.html

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Community Beginner ,
Jun 24, 2021 Jun 24, 2021

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Finally! woot! So happy this is finally here, it's such a game changer for packaging. Still some bugs to work out but well done.

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Community Beginner ,
Aug 23, 2021 Aug 23, 2021

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I totally understand this can be helpful for package designers, but is there a way to turn this off. I've again just wasted time trying to understand what I accidentally touched to rotate my canvas back, and now I don't know how to make it exaclty at 0 degrees without re-doing a bunch of work from my previously saved document. 

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Community Beginner ,
Jul 20, 2021 Jul 20, 2021

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Hi Rama, I'm working with my Wacom tablet, and find that a simple hand gesture can rotate the canvas without my intent. I still haven't figured out what that specific hand gesture is, so it's incredibly frustrating. I've used Shift-H to rotate it back to normal view at least 5 or 6 times today. Is there a way to de-activate rotate canvas? I can't find it in Preferences.
Thanks,
Nancy

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Community Beginner ,
Aug 23, 2021 Aug 23, 2021

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I'm right there with you Nancy!

I would love to have in the preferences the ability to shut this off. Somehow it it too easy to hit ctl H without meaning to and I have lost so much time.

Kathleen

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Adobe Employee ,
Aug 23, 2021 Aug 23, 2021

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If you do not want unintended rotation of the artboard, you can revert the same by pressing Esc. key

If you do not use Rotate Canvas in your workflow then you can disable the preference to Rotate the canvas through track pad with Edit > Peferences > General and uncheck "Trackpad Gesture to Rotate View". This preference is available in AI 25.4 and above

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Aug 23, 2021 Aug 23, 2021

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Thank you SOOO much! I would have never figured that. Too many symantics. Done! Thank you again!

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New Here ,
Sep 08, 2021 Sep 08, 2021

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I can't access this function. Whe i press and hold the Hand Tool, the only options are Hand and Zoom.
Please advise.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Sep 09, 2021 Sep 09, 2021

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I can't access this function. Whe i press and hold the Hand Tool, the only options are Hand and Zoom.
Please advise.


By @miked65868125

 

Which version of Illustrator are you using?

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New Here ,
Sep 09, 2021 Sep 09, 2021

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Hi Monica,
25.0
I haven't had any update requests so i'm assuming it's the latest?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Sep 09, 2021 Sep 09, 2021

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version 25.0 is not the latest. You'll have to update to get the feature.

 

Latest version is 25.4.1

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New Here ,
Sep 09, 2021 Sep 09, 2021

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Great, thanks Monica.

I guess that means we don't get update notifications for incremental updates?

Thanks again

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Sep 09, 2021 Sep 09, 2021

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Do you get update notifications for the big updates?

 

I'm not reading the notifications I get, because I have turned them off in the system (not in Creative Cloud). I can't answer that question, sorry.

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New Here ,
Sep 09, 2021 Sep 09, 2021

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I do yes. I just turned off the banner notifications because there's just so many these days.

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