Putting text on a path


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Putting text on a path

I get asked this question all the time, how do I put text on a path instead of inside of a path? It's not a foolish question, because InDesign does not make it obvious at all how to do that. But once you see how to do it, you'll find that it's not that difficult at all. First, I need a path, I'm just going to use an Ellipse tool here to drag out kind of a nice shape here, and why don't I use the Rotate widget up here, I'll change that's to 50, and drag this down into more or less position, just so I have a path that I'm going to put my text on.

Now if I choose the Type tool and place the cursor over the edge of this Ellipse, it might look like if I click, I might be putting some text on the side there but in fact that's not the case. If I'd click and start typing, you'll see that the text goes into the frame, not on it, so that's not what I want. So I'm going to undo with Command+Z or Ctrl+Z a couple of times. And I'm going to show you...

Putting text on a path
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Putting text on a path provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by David Blatner as part of the InDesign CS5 Essential Training

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Design
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InDesign
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