4 Replies Latest reply on Feb 26, 2008 10:33 PM by mediastream13

    text on a circle path??

    mediastream13 Level 1
      is there an easy way to make text flow on top of a circle path and on the bottom? i tried to fit text to path and it flipped it upside down and skewed it and i couldn't figure out how to position it so that it looked normal. i want two words on top of the circle and two word at the bottom and outside of the circle. thanks.
        • 1. Re: text on a circle path??
          senocular Level 1
          You'll need two half-circles. Attach the top text to the top half and bottom text to the bottom half. With the bottom half circle you'll need to reverse the text's direction (Text > Reverse Direction). You'll also want to increase its radius of the bottom half circle by a factor of you're text's height because you aren't able to make the text run along the path by its ascender line (top), only its baseline (bottom). The increasing of the radius offsets that, and to further correct for this you can bump up the text spacing a notch or two since the text will be leaning into itself more in this direction vs spreading out as it does outside the curve.
          • 2. Re: text on a circle path??
            Level 7
            mediastream13 wrote:
            > is there an easy way to make text flow on top of a circle path and on the
            > bottom? i tried to fit text to path and it flipped it upside down and skewed it
            > and i couldn't figure out how to position it so that it looked normal. i want
            > two words on top of the circle and two word at the bottom and outside of the
            > circle. thanks.
            >
            I think the easiest, most controllable way is to cut the circle into two
            separate paths with the knife tool. Then attach separate text elements
            to each path.

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            • 3. Re: text on a circle path??
              Level 7
              On 15 Feb 2008 in macromedia.fireworks, Jim Babbage .:CMX:. & .:Adobe
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              > mediastream13 wrote:
              >> is there an easy way to make text flow on top of a circle path and
              >> on the bottom? i tried to fit text to path and it flipped it upside
              >> down and skewed it and i couldn't figure out how to position it so
              >> that it looked normal. i want two words on top of the circle and
              >> two word at the bottom and outside of the circle. thanks.
              >>
              > I think the easiest, most controllable way is to cut the circle into
              > two separate paths with the knife tool. Then attach separate text
              > elements to each path.

              That's correct. There's a tutorial online, going back to DW2 days,
              but still pertinent:

              http://kb.adobe.com/selfservice/viewContent.do?externalId=tn_13900&sliceId=2

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              • 4. Re: text on a circle path??
                mediastream13 Level 1
                thank you for the replies, i really appreciate it.