# [Ipe-discuss] Rotating text counterclockwise

Sebastien Loriot sebastien.loriot at inria.fr
Fri Mar 13 11:49:59 CET 2009

```Villads wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I'm very happy about most features in IPE, but still find some simple
>
> Can anyone tell me how I can rotate text 90 degrees counterclockwise?
> I've tried using rotate with transformable text, and even with the
> grid off I can't match 90 degrees exactly.
>
> When I rotate clockwise, I can hit the 90 degrees without having to go
> off grid.
>
>
> Kindly regards
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Adding \usepackage{rotating} in the latex preamble (in edit->document
properties) allows you to use the latex command in your text object