InDesign text wrap question...

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by eyeon, Jan 8, 2008.

  1. eyeon macrumors regular

    Apr 7, 2004
    Montana, USA
    Hopefully this has a simple answer... When I create an object in Illustrator and import it into InDesign (I tried both "placing" the object and cutting and pasting it in), it imports the object with a straight-lined box around it -- I would like to have text wrap to the shape of the object, but because of this box, the text only "wraps" to the straight line of the box surrounding it.

    I have selected the "wrap around object shape" button in the text wrap palette and that doesn't solve the problem.

    Any suggestions? Thanks in advance.
  2. tobefirst macrumors 68040


    Jan 24, 2005
    St. Louis, MO
    Do you have "Detect Edges" selected in the drop down box?
  3. JasonElise1983 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 2, 2003
    Between a rock and a midget
    hmmm...i don't know. Copy, Paste should work. Go to Illustrator > Preferences > File Handling & Clipboard.

    Make sure that Preserve paths is selected. I would also check PDF if it's not selected as well.

    I just don' tknow...i did it like 5 times, just now. the illustrator object is all vector right? How complex is it? is a group? If it's a group of objects it won't work. You'll have to have a single shape to do this. If it has to be a group...then make a single shape that matches the shape of the group and then stack them. Keep the main group seperate from the other piece. Copy both at the same time, paste them in, and then only select the bottom piece to be the text wrap.

    of course, if the group thing isn't it...then i have no idea.

  4. eyeon thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 7, 2004
    Montana, USA
    Okay, awesome. Both of these suggestions work, depending on whether I chose to "place" the file or copy/paste it...

    Thanks a bunch guys.
  5. snickelfritz macrumors 65816


    Oct 24, 2003
    Tucson AZ
    You can also manually edit InDesign text boxes with the pen tool as you would any other path.
    This is useful for creating interesting text boxes, as well as selectively wrapping text around images that have square bounding boxes.

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