Illustrator Help Please!- Text on path

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by zblaxberg, Aug 9, 2008.

  1. zblaxberg Guest

    zblaxberg

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    So I have a circle and I have text on the path of the circle, I want it above and below, so far I have text above but when I put text below, it's upside down because it's wrapping "around" the circle. I was text around the bottom of the circle too but I don't want it upside down. How can I fix this?
     
  2. RainForRent macrumors 6502

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  3. jerryrock macrumors 6502

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    Move or flip text along a path

    Select the type object.
    A bracket appears at the beginning of the type, at the end of the path, and at the midpoint between the start and end brackets.
    Position the pointer over the type’s center bracket until a small icon appears next to the pointer .
    Do one of the following:

    To move text along the path, drag the center bracket along the path. Hold down Ctrl (Windows) or Command (Mac OS) to prevent the type from flipping to the other side of the path.

    To flip the direction of text along a path, drag the bracket across the path. Alternatively, choose Type > Type On A Path > Type On A Path Options, select Flip, and click OK.

    To move type across a path without changing the direction of the type, use the Baseline Shift option in the Character panel. For example, if you created type that runs from left to right across the top of a circle, you can enter a negative number in the Baseline Shift text box to drop the type so that it flows inside the top of the circle.
     
  4. zblaxberg thread starter Guest

    zblaxberg

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    Thank you that's what I needed. I haven't used illustrator in a long time.
     
  5. jerryrock macrumors 6502

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    I just pulled the text from the Illustrator Help menu, something most users ignore.
     
  6. buzlink macrumors member

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    I'm trying to use the type on path tool as well.
    What if I can't get my cursor to select any of the text on the path?
    I have a cursor that will move in-between text but I can get it to select the actual word or anything of that sort.
     

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