Rotating Content & Placeholders

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I need to know how to rotate placeholder content, and gadgets for vertical/portrait viewing. 
Unless I am doing this wrong, the way I have built vertical presentations so far, is to insert only images, that are linked from my server, that have been modified to a 90 degree angle. 
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I am no expert, but I think you want to rotate the entire presentation under your settings. When editing the presentation, click the gear and change it from 1920x1080 (wide) to 1080x1920 (portrait) or whatever resolution you are using.
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I can't tell by your question If you are trying to rotate the entire presentation to build a "vertical presentation" or if you are only trying to rotate the content.
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Let me explain a bit more, I wrote that question after a long day of development, and I was rather exhausted lol. 
I have a display, in this example, 1366 x 768. When I create a presentation in that format, it works fine with all the placeholders and it looks great when the monitor is in standard landscape mode. 
If I change the display settings and physically rotate the monitor for a long, portrait display, then the content does not rotate with the settings. Maybe I am missing a step when I do this. 
So, I have been building the content on it's side. Rotating all the images 90 degrees, so when I publish the presentation, it fits the rotated screen. 
Which is fine, if that is how I need to do it, to create portrait displays then so be it. 
But, I dont know how I can rotate all the placeholders like video, text, html, etc. 
Does this make more sense?
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The first step is half of the answer. There is an option in the presentation settings for 768 x 1366 (portrait). You need to change the orientation of the monitor as well though. What OS are you running this on? Windows shortcut is ALT + CTRL + corresponding arrow key. Left = 90, Down = 180, Right = 270. Depending on your driver, rotation may have to be enabled.

Windows 7 screenshot:
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For now, this display is on a linux machine. But, moving forward for deployment, will use android sticks on standalone monitors. So this resolution needs to be in the platform, not on the machine if possible. There might be settings I can change on the Android box, but I am not aware of it yet as I do not have that hardware. 
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The first response will change the resolution of the presentation to portrait mode which is in the platform, but until you change the orientation of the hardware to match, it will align top left and run off the bottom of the page.