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Illustrator Help!! Please!!!


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Post Mon Jun 06, 2011 10:53 am

Illustrator Help!! Please!!!

I have illustrator CS4 and lately every time i type new text on draw a box it does it at 45 degrees

Please help me before the computer goes through the window

Attached is a pdf of what is happening

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Post Mon Jun 06, 2011 10:55 am

Try slanting your screen at -45 degrees to compensate :-?

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Post Mon Jun 06, 2011 11:01 am

The only Problem with that is the mouse gets very confusing :lol1:

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Post Mon Jun 06, 2011 11:02 am

Hi Dean,

Maybe quick preference reset may do the trick?

Details below copied and pasted from a website re: quick reset for Adobe products:


Tip One: Quickly reset Adobe software preferences.

There are times when you want to reset programs to their default settings. We'll often do this when troubleshooting odd problems. It can also be handy if you share a machine or just want to get back the factory settings for workspace, shortcuts and general defaults.

For almost any Adobe product, don't waste time digging around for preference files. Just hold down the following keys immediately after you launch the program:

Mac: Command+Option+Shift+Control
Windows: Control+Alt+Shift

A dialog box will give you the option to delete or reset the program's preferences (the wording varies between apps).

This tip works for Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and even Adobe Bridge![list=]


Hope helps.

If that fails guess you will have to have a play around with type dialog box....


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Post Mon Jul 30, 2012 12:47 pm

Sorry this is late - hopefully you haven't binned your machine yet!

You may have mistakenly changed you constrain angle in the prefs box to 45° - just change it back to 0°

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