enter image description hereI have rotated some text labels by -90 in my project. I want them to stand vertically on an alignment bar. If the map window with the alignment bar also has a rotation the text is no longer vertical or horizontal. I am not sure where this text angle is coming from. (Please see picture.) The "3+200.00" is set horizontal and transposes between map windows correctly. The "Dugout 4" is set to -90 and acquires an off-angle somewhere when it transposes to the map window. Does anyone have any idea how to overcome this?

Text with odd angle

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    Please attach a screenshot of the settings of the "dugout 4" label, thank you.
    – Erik
    Jan 7, 2020 at 16:25
  • Not sure what setting I can show you.
    – Mikeoramma
    Jan 7, 2020 at 17:19
  • Sorry cant seem to add an image.
    – Mikeoramma
    Jan 7, 2020 at 17:20
  • Image added to top.
    – Mikeoramma
    Jan 7, 2020 at 17:21
  • Please add the label settings, not the "expression" you use for the rotation.
    – Erik
    Jan 7, 2020 at 21:31

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Use the expression ((-90) - @map_rotation) to account for the rotation applied to the Map canvas.

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Note: the Expression Builder's Variables dropdown is a great place to look for other dynamic variables.

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  • Mikeoramma Everything looks good on my end, glad it worked out.
    – OGmaps
    Jan 8, 2020 at 20:00

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