How can I rotate text in Paint.NET?
OS is Windows XP.
You could write the text to a separate layer and then rotate that layer (Layers > Rotate/Zoom), though it might be difficult to get the exact rotation you want.
A more direct approach is to select the text with the selection tools, choose the Move Selected Pixels tool and then right-click and drag to rotate.
There is also an extension which is part of the "dpy plugins" pack, that adds an option to create text at an angle. Disclaimer - I haven't used this.