I'm curious if there is a quick and clean way to get text to extend out from around a circle. Meaning, the first letter of each text word is closest to the center of the circle, and the last letter of each word is farthest away from the center of the circle.
I know that I could simply type each word out and manually rotate it with a moved centerpoint, and even step+repeat, but is there no way of drawing a circle and then have the text come out from it? Any help would be greatly appreciated!
You could use the polar grid tool to make the spokes or radii of the circle and then convert them to text paths.
you can similarly use the pie chart thing as well.
you have to delete with the grid tool and the pie chart tool the any outer circular path that will be made but you get a spoke paths evenly space radiating from the center.
Hey, I just stumbled on this thread, I'm looking for the same thing, anyone have any ideas? (the link in the post above is dead). I need to have a list wrapped around a circle so the list items radiate outwards.
I forgot these links in post #9, one leading to the other:
It should be in the Helpfile, presumable still under the heading Changing character direction using the Character palette, or just by search (maybe still without hyphens).
Jacob is probably so enthusiastic about Tate-chu-yoko because in his Illustrator version 10 there are less options to fine-tune it, but – overall – the handling is easier than in recent versions of Illustrator.
Tate-chu-yoko can be useful, specifically when you are going to fine-tune type on rather irregular paths (a meander for example).
that depends on what you have on the path. It may require manual adjustments. In my simple example I just cut the path on one of the circle's anchor points with the Scissors tool.
I don't use the middle eastern version of Illustrator and I am not a decision-maker at Adobe. So I cannot tell.