Horizontal text orientation problem on Illustrator

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by Scattolini, Sep 13, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2013
    #1
    Hi guys,
    if anyone knows how to solve this, I'd be thankful.
    I cannot change type tool to a regular horizontal text orientation. Text only works on a vertical way.
    I really don't know how to solve it.

    [​IMG][/IMG]
     
  2. macrumors member

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2010
    Location:
    UK
    #2
    Hi. Do you mean that every time you use the type tool it types like shown or is it just effecting the type in the type area shown? Prob dumb question but you haven't rotated the type area by 90? That's the only way I can re create your screenshot.

    D
     
  3. macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2013
    #3
    Hi,
    In my version this is pretty simple to change:
    From the menu at the top: TYPE/TypeOrientation/Horizontal Vertical


     
  4. macrumors 6502a

    sigmadog

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2009
    Location:
    Eastern WA - USA
    #4
    I don't think that is correct. I just played with that on my Illustrator (CS6) and changing the orientation simply stacks the letters.

    If I type "Hello" then change the orientation to Vertical, I get this

    H
    e
    l
    l
    o

    That's not the same as the OP's type.

    I think somehow the text block is automatically rotating 90°. Weird.
     
  5. fig
    macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2012
    Location:
    Houston, TX
    #5
    Is it possible the canvas is somehow rotated 90 degrees?

    Just thinking out loud, this is a weird one.
     
  6. macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2004
    Location:
    Seattle
    #6
    The text block is rotated 90 degrees, the rotation tool can be used to fix it. Somewhere the text block defaults have been changed. You should be able to fix them. If someone did this to you, simply delete the prefs file which will put everything back to default values...

    http://helpx.adobe.com/illustrator/kb/preference-file-location-illustrator.html
     

Share This Page