Rotate document view

Rather than permanently rotating the canvas, you can rotate the document view instead, which is akin to physically rotating your working space. This allows you to view your document from a different angle without manipulating its layout.

About document view rotation

Being able to rotate the document view is beneficial for a number of applications:

To rotate the document view:

From the same menu, select Reset Rotation to reset the document view back to its original rotation.

To switch off/on document view rotation (for Trackpads):
  • From Affinity Designer>Preferences (Tools option), uncheck or check Enable Canvas Rotation with Trackpad.