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Equal distance between text on a path

Dec 10, 2012 9:19 AM

I have a circular path where I've got 5 words of text that I need to have equal distance between each word.

 

What I've done is create 5 text paths overlaying each other so I can move the text around the path but is there any quick way to creat equal gaps?

 
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    Dec 10, 2012 9:44 AM   in reply to greencode75

    Are all the words a similar length? And what do you mean by "equal" gaps?

     

    These are spaced at equal degrees (72°) around the center but the space between is slightly different due to the difference in character count.Screen shot 2012-12-10 at 9.42.29 AM.png

     
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    Dec 10, 2012 9:39 AM   in reply to greencode75

    use 1 text path, and Justify All Lines, see sample here

     

    http://forums.adobe.com/message/4774068

     
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    Dec 10, 2012 10:29 AM   in reply to greencode75

    use Justify All Lines, check the sample in the link again.

     
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    Dec 10, 2012 11:33 AM   in reply to greencode75

    You seem to be following Wade's suggestion. Try Carlos' one. Create your circle, use the Type-on-a-path tool to add your text and select it. From the Paragraph panel select the right most icon. Worked for me.

     

    Screen shot 2012-12-10 at 11.32.05 AM.png

     
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    Dec 10, 2012 11:58 AM   in reply to greencode75

    oh, I see, then that example is not good, let me try something else

     
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    Dec 10, 2012 12:02 PM   in reply to CarlosCanto

    Sort of a "hack" method, but you could use dashes (or anything) between sentence words and then set those characters to have a fill of none. Then spaces between sentences.

     
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    Dec 10, 2012 12:27 PM   in reply to greencode75

    Rather than spaces use a chartacter (eg: dash) in between words, that way the forced justication will work.

     

    Preview mode

    Screen Shot 2012-12-10 at 2.25.06 PM.png

    Outline view

    Screen Shot 2012-12-10 at 2.25.11 PM.png

     
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    Dec 10, 2012 12:38 PM   in reply to Mike Gondek

    Oh wait I did not see Scott's posting that is the way to go.

     
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    Dec 10, 2012 12:40 PM   in reply to greencode75

    You could also probably create a character style for the dash line and give it a keyboard shortcut. Still a pain but so bad.

     
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    Dec 10, 2012 12:58 PM   in reply to Wade_Zimmerman

    Use En dashed though... option-hyphen. You'll get better spacing between words than you will with a standard hyphen. If you have more than one senetence, use an EM dash after the period (option-shift-hyphen) to get more space between the two sentences.

     
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    Dec 10, 2012 1:49 PM   in reply to greencode75

    or separate the sentences with TABs, then you can eyeball the tab size in the TABS palette, or for precision work, it can be calculated

     

    tabsAlongAcircle.gif

     
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    Dec 10, 2012 1:49 PM   in reply to Mike Gondek

    That was exactly the answer I was working on (or use kerning instead of hyphens).

    For the finishing touch: use the bracket to adjust the space between the first and the last sentence.

     

    Equal distance.png

     
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