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When rotating an object, I find the rotation angle of the object only in the status bar. The problem is, the instant I stop rotating, this display is covered up/replaced with the node selection before I'm able to read the exact angle of rotation.

Is there a way to set the display properties of the status bar, or some other way to display the rotation angle of objects while rotating them?

I understand how to rotate to specific angles with Transform. But, what I need is to display the precise angle while rotating the object by hand.

  • Can’t you use the measuring tool for this? – Wildcard Apr 26 at 9:14
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There's no way that I know of.

But if needs must, couldn't you perhaps just take a screen capture using the PrtScn key, before you release the mouse button, and paste it into Inkscape for reference - a painful extra step perhaps, but it works.

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    Thanks. It seems strange to me the rotation property is not readily available. – STWilson Jul 4 '17 at 16:10
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    @STWilson That's probably because when you do a rotation, the object is physically rotated. It's not just some effect applied to a non rotated object. – Billy Kerr Jul 5 '17 at 11:20
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The Transform function allows you to rotate a given amount so draw a horizontal or vertical line, select and rotate it to desired degrees.

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    Welcome to Graphic Design SE. Please note that the asker explicitly excluded the Transform tool as suitable for this. If you can, please edit your answer to address this. – Wrzlprmft Aug 10 at 17:30

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