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When I rotate a text or other object in InkScape manually (by clicking on it twice, slowly) I can't seem to be able to rotate it back to 0 degrees exactly.

When I access Transformation menu (Ctrl + Shift + M), there is just relative rotation option. But the absolute rotation must be known, when the text is rotated!

So where do I edit absolute object rotation?

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I'm not aware of any elegant solution, but it can be done with the XML Editor.

  1. Select the rotated object.

  2. Click the XML Editor button on the toolbar.

    XML Editor button

  3. Selected element will also be selected in the XML Editor. Find the transform property on the right and click it.

    XML Editor with element's transform property selected

  4. Change the value to matrix(1,0,0,1,0,0) and click Set.

This will reset all transformations applied to the selected object.

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Thank you. Using XML editor is just fine for me. Can I somehow write a macro that does this instantly? –  Tomáš Zato Aug 10 at 15:58
    
I have never used macros so I can't really tell you if it's possible. –  gronostaj Aug 10 at 16:17

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