Interesting. After downloading and installing 1769, the problem persisted. He wanted the text to write downward. I helped him do some testing and discovered NativePDF does not like negative numbers for the escapement value. (eg -900) So setting them to 2700 gave the rotation he wanted, but the positioning of the text was off (pivots around a different point? ). So, Distilled accepts negative numbers, NativePDF does not. Yet. While there is a simple workaround. Still could be considered a "bug". Especially for those migrating existing apps and moving away from Distillers and wanting to use the NativePDF.