4 Replies Latest reply: Sep 24, 2013 11:24 AM by will_capellaro RSS

    Disabling "Type on a Path"


      Is there a way to disable this function?


      I regularly have to edit text within a grid of lines in illustrator. I can replace/edit text zoomed out, but when I try the cursor automatically changes to the type on a path tool. I then have to zoom in, edit text, zoom back out thousands of times a day. It would save me a bunch of time if I could set the type tool to ignore paths and only select text.


      I could take the grid of lines on the files I'm working on and send them to back and lock them, but I am dealing with tens of thousands of files, and it's just not practical.


      Anyone know of a way to get rid of type on a path, or at least prevent Illustrator from automatically switching to that tool when I hover the type tool over a path?