Creating area text


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Creating area text

While point text objects are easy to create and easy to move around your document, their nature is unstructured. By that I mean, there's no shape or area that contains that text, so if you're working with a lot of copy, making edits to point text objects can be quite tedious. Area text and context is different. That's because area text objects have structure. Another way to define area text objects is that it flows within the confines of some kind of a shape or a container. Let's take a look at this example over here.

It's the back of the card that lists the instructions for caring and for planting plants, and if I use my Direct Selection tool to go ahead now and select this shape, you can see that there is kind of a boundary here that contains the text within it. As I mentioned before, area text has something called text flow. So when you make an edit to type, the rest of the type in that object is also affected. For example, in this case I'm going to switch over ...

Creating area text
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Creating area text provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Mordy Golding as part of the Illustrator CS5 Essential Training

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Design
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Illustrator
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