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801 votesCompleted (Comments Open) · AdminAvinash Singh Kotwal (Principal Product Manager, Adobe Illustrator) responded
Hi friends! I have some great news for your today. Rotate View (Canvas) feature is available in Illustrator 25.3 (Desktop) now. Thank you all for your feedback which helped us shape up this feature.
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I understand that Illustrator has the feature to rotate objects. But it would be useful to be able to edit objects by turning the view sideways instead of going through the trouble of turning everything sideways off of the artboard or doing my work on some faux canvas working as a place holder. This would be especially helpful when working with text and getting alignments right.
I love the software and all of the incredible features being added, but this feature would have been incredibly useful from the beginning. If you're unable to do this in the current version and I'm not just missing it, it feels like a pretty large oversight.
I'm not sure what it would take to get this feature, but if there isn't some coding challenge that would present or some other reason I wouldn't understand, I think it would make a very big difference. I hope this was helpful and thank you for hearing me out. Everything is great otherwise.