[pdftex] Reply to "text rotation" in plain TeX

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Sat Apr 11 00:05:36 CEST 2009

On 8 April 2009 Paweł Jackowski wrote:

 > Brad:
 > > The awkwardness comes in that the rotation is about the lower-left-hand corner of the page,
 > > which may rotate your text off the page.  If anyone knows a systematic way to compensate,
 > > please post. [...]
 > See and compare
 > 	\pdfliteral{<transformation>}
 > 	\pdfliteral direct{<transformation>}
 > 	\pdfliteral page{<transformation>}
 > also see
 > 	\pdfsetmatrix
 > > More awkwardness comes in that the matrix affects everything
 > > after it, and you have to put in another matrix to switch it
 > > back, which doesn't always happen cleanly.
 > You need to wrap the transformation by save/restore operators, that is 
 > 'q' and 'Q' in PDF. Consider using \pdfsave and \pdfrestore.

A better approach is to use miniltx and the LaTeX graphics package.  



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