I have a problem setting angled text labels with the new-style labelling dialog. The situation is this:
I have a shape file which only contains only labelling texts. This is a point layer, and it contains all information needed for the label, like text size, font etc. - while the placement of the label is steered by the cordinates of the geometry of the point, so there are no attributes containing the X and y coordinate. This is legacy data, so I have no choice in the matter - the labels aren't linked to objects in other shapefiles, they're just there by themselves, having originally made up a separate toponym layer.
If I use the old labelling mechanism, I can enter the text angle field in the appropriate place (in my data it's called TextAngle), and the text is displayed at the desired angle. But if I use the new-style labelling dialog, the text angle field in the 'position' section of the 'data defined settings' tab remains greyed out unless I set the fields 'x-coordinate' and 'y-coordinate'. Yet I don't have fields containing x and y coordinates in my data - they are implicit, being the very coordinates my data points occupy. They appear when I get info for the elements as 'derived', but they aren't in the attribute table. If I try and trick the dialog by entering something else in the 'x-coordinate' and 'y-coordinate' fields, I can enter my text angle field, but it has no effect.
Am I missing something? I'd really rather use the new-style labelling, since the buffering is nicer.