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runaround text

runaround text

runaround text

Does someone know how to put text around an image or object in Illustrator 9?

RE: runaround text

I've got Illustrator 10 on this machine, so forgive me if it's any different in 9... it should be the same though. First of all, the text has to be in a container. Then simply select both the object and the text, and go to Type > Wrap > Make

RE: runaround text

The object must be IN FRONT of the text

RE: runaround text

I asked this same question in my post a few days ago... I guess I should have looked around a little more before I posted. Anyway, I was glad to find this post. I tried the methods described here, but when I do "type>wrap>make", "make" is not enabled (e.i. it is grayed out).

here's what I'm doing:
1. I make a shape, e.g. pull an oval. (black outline, white fill)
2. I type some text inside the boundaries of the shape.
3. I place the shape in front of the text.
4. I select "type>wrap>make".

What am I leaving out? Do I need to create outlines? (That didn't work, either)

thanks, any help is appreciated.

RE: runaround text

First off, the text has to be in it's own container which is not the shape that creates the runaround. Also it MUST be in a container -- for example, with the text tool, click and drag a rectangle before you start typing. Finally, make sure that both the text container AND the object are selected.

Hope this helps!

RE: runaround text

Thanks for that helpful info, but I still have some problems, or maybe I thinking of the wrong thing for wrapping text.

Here's what I'm doing.

I select the text tool
I pull a container (thanks for correcting me on that)
I type text
I select a shape tool, say, circle
I pull a circle
the circle's in front
I select all.
I do type>wrap>make (OK, now I at least have "make" enabled)
the text dissappears... what happened?

hope i'm not trying your patience, but I'd really like to sort this out,

RE: runaround text

I wonder if you might be confused about the term 'runaround text'? Just to be sure, let me explain (forgive me if you know all this already)...

When you place your circle in front of the text container and make it wrap, the circle effectively pushes the text out of the way. In other words, the text will 'runaround' the circle. You see the effect in magazines all the time: a block of text has a picture placed on top of it, so instead of following it's original block, it becomes indented to make room for the image.

I suspect that the reason your text disappears is because the circle is covering too much of your text container. If there is no space left in the container, there is nowhere for the text to go, so it disappears. The solution is to make the text container larger.

Perhaps, instead, you are trying to make your text follow a circular path? In that case, you need to draw your shape first, then click and HOLD on the text tool until you see a few more tools. One of these allows you to type directly onto a path. Another allows you to type within a path. Try them out to see if they're suitable.

RE: runaround text

thanks for answering. I guess I didn't understand "runaround" text, and I appreciate the information. I'm not trying to type text along a path.
What I was trying to find in my original post was if it's possible in AI9 to make the left, right, top, and bottom borders of text completely fill an object, such that the "edges"of a typed word might form an oval, or some other user created shape. I haven't used Adobe Dimensions for a while, but you could "wrap" text onto objects fo a somewhat related effect.
Is this possible in AI9?

RE: runaround text

OH! you are looking for a 3-D effect of wrapping text around a sphere? You will need a set of pluggins called KPT Vector Effects and I believe currently Corel is the latest buyer of the code so check with them. If in fact you are trying to make normal text flow around a shape, then bluearks meathod will work. NOTE: after the wrap has been made, you can grap your open selector (white arrow) and move the individual members of the wrap around. Try moving the circle so that only part of it intersects with the the text block and see if your text doesnt adjust itself.

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