Put text on a path InDesign CS6


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Putting text on a path

I get asked this question all the time, how do I get text on a path instead of inside of it? For example, this triangle; let's go ahead and zoom in here. I want to put text on the outside of this triangle, not the inside. I may be tempted to try using the Type tool, this Type tool over here. But if I do that, I will get text on the inside. You cannot get text on a path with the Type tool. Instead, you have to use the Type on a Path tool. Well, where's that? It's hiding underneath the Type tool. I'll click and hold for a moment, and up comes this little pop-up menu and now I can choose the Type on a Path tool.

That's the trick, right there. Now, I move the cursor over the edge of the path and when it's in the right place, you'll see the cursor change just a little bit, a little Plus sign appears. That's the indication that if I click, I'll put the text on the path. Click, there we go! Now I can start typing. Now, right now, I'm typing black text on top of...

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 CS6 Essential Training

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Design
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InDesign
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