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Chapter 5. Working with Graphics > Rotating and Flipping Graphic Objects

Rotating and Flipping Graphic Objects

Keynote allows you to rotate objects on the Slide Canvas. You can rotate objects by dragging the object's selection handles (this is called free rotation), or by using the Metrics Inspector. You can also flip objects around their horizontal or vertical axes. Objects that have text inside them (see “Placing Text Within Shapes,” later in this chapter) use a different technique to flip them.

To free-rotate objects

1.
Select the object you want to rotate.

The object's selection handles appear.

2.
Hold down the Command key, and click and drag one of the object's selection handles.

The cursor changes to a short curved line with arrows at both ends. As you rotate the object, an angle tag appears to show you the new angle for the object (Figure 5.14).

Figure 5.14. The angle tag tells you at what angle you have rotated your graphic.


3.
Release the mouse button.


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