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Nov 29, 2011 9:39 AM

How can I generate a colored background for text in Illustrator CS5? This should be simple, but I can't seem to be able to accomplish this task

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    Dec 1, 2011 10:27 AM   in reply to BobE

    Hi BobE,


    You've posted your question in the forums for Adobe BrowserLab, a cross-browser testing tool. Since your question is about Adobe Illustrator, I'm moving your question to the appropriate forum here:


    Best of luck,


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    May 29, 2012 1:43 AM   in reply to BobE

    If you like you may direct select the text box (only) of Area Type and give it a fill colour.

    This will entail some adjustments (indent etc.) as to how the type sits within the box.

    It is usually simpler to draw a coloured rectangle behind the type.

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