Feature request #15114
Rotating labels in a print composer
|Pull Request or Patch supplied:||No||Resolution:||wontfix|
|Easy fix?:||No||Copied to github as #:||23056|
I have notice that from QGIS 2.8 labels and point symbols are not rotated in print composer (while changing map rotation) but they are still horizontal. In previus versions of QGIS they where horizontal to the north direction. I have attached two files to show what I mean.
Is there a feature or bug? Is there any option to make that labels and symbols rotate according to the north direction in print composer?
#1 Updated by Giovanni Manghi over 6 years ago
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Could be a regression, what version of QGIS are you using now?
#2 Updated by Seb Radzimski over 6 years ago
I am working in QGIS 2.8.9 LTR but I have noticed that also in 2.14.3 (on Windows 7/8) and in QGIS 2.8.2 on Ubuntu 12.04. Layers are from Postgres 9.3 (x64) Postgis 2.1.7 (Windows 2012 Server R2).
Maybe there is an option to be able choose a rotation of labels and symbols in print composer but I have not found it.
#3 Updated by Giovanni Manghi over 6 years ago
in the description you say "from QGIS 2.8", before that it was any different?
#4 Updated by Seb Radzimski over 6 years ago
- File 00_2.6.pdf added
- File 01_2.6.pdf added
Yes it was!
I have attached the same PDFs but printed in QGIS 2.6.1. Point symbols and labels are rotated according to north direction (they rotate as a map) so thanks to that you always know where the north is.
#5 Updated by Giovanni Manghi over 6 years ago
I really don't know if it is by design or a regression, let's see if the main Composer dev can answer. @ndawson
#6 Updated by Nyall Dawson over 6 years ago
- Resolution set to wontfix
- Status changed from Feedback to Closed
This is a feature, not a bug. You could manually set rotation for the labels/symbols if you don't want this behaviour, and can take advantage of data defined rotation using the map_rotation variable to have it automatically update with the rotation.