Thx for your answer, but what do you mean with "Type on a path tool"?
I don't understand this, but this is what I do:
Draw the circle
Choose the Type on a path tool
Click on the bottom of the circle
Write the text (upside down)
Choose Direct selection tool
Write my text
When I choose Direct selection tool a rectangle shows at the right end of the text, but I don't see anything at the middle of the text
And what shall I do then? And what do you mean by "flip"
And how can I decide where to place the text and move it?
I'd bet you'd get it if you watched a couple of online tutorials. Do a Google search on "tutorial InDesign Type on a Path" and you'll see several hits.
I cannot see all of the elements that you show me. Could it be because my ID is only CS3
CS3 should be OK. The center handle that you need to grab can be very hard to see unless you zoom in (and you need to use the Direct Select (white arrow) tool.
6: After you have higlighte the text (with the direct tool, I suppose) you move it to the right, but I cannot see which tool you use, and I do not have any handle to use...
No matter what the hell I do, I cannot move the text to the bottom.
If I highligt it and click on the direct tool, the highlight disappears and instead comes a figur to the left of the text - a small box with a vertical line through it, and if I click that, I get a copy of the text.
That small box with the line is either the in port otr outport, so you've got the correct view. Noe look in the miile of the text for a smaller, T-shaped, line with no box. That's what you need to grab. It's highlighted in Salah's screen shot above.
Yes, I just found it, a VERY tiny vertical line across the circle. If I grab it to the left or to the right, the text moves to. But nothing happens if I pull it down.....
Oh ****, I just have to pull it UP, then it works. THANKS A LOT!!
@graverholt – now that you have worked this out using the mouse… ;-)
There is a menu command for this:
1. Select the circle ("Selection Tool" aka "Black Arrow")
2. Go to menu "Type / Type on a Path / Options…"
3. Check: [ x ] Preview
4. Check: [ x ] Flip
From my German InDesign CS3:
"Type on a Path Options" < = > "Pfadtextoptionen"
"Flip" < = > "Spiegeln"
"Preview" < = > "Vorschau"
No need to use the "Direct Selection Tool" aka "White Arrow".