How To Rotate A Text Box in Aperture’s Book Layout

Uncategorized | June 14, 2010 | By

The book tool in Aperture can also be used as an excellent notecard layout tool. In order to add your contact or other information to the back of the card, you will need to create a new text box and rotate it 180 degrees.


Here are the steps for rotating the text box:

  1. Select the text box in the “Edit Layout” mode.
  2. Be sure that the Layout Inspector is open (see the “gear” menu).
  3. Change the angle in the “Size and Position” brick of the Layout Inspector from 0 to 180 degrees.

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  1. Janusz
    March 3, 2014

    Sorry, does not make much sense.
    I see no referral to any “Layout inspector” and I am not sure what to look for in the “Gear menu” ??? – Certainly no “Layout inspector” there.

    Am I missing something ?

  2. jle
    March 15, 2014


    While working on a book layout in Aperture, clicking on the gear symbol (typically found on the lower left pane) will you give you the option to hide or to show the layout options. With the layout options visible (size and position brick at top of panel), you can change the angle of the textbook that you have selected.

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