It is the jpeg you have to apply the text wrap to and you have to have area type as well. You are probably using point type.
Cut the text from the text path and then create a text frame to the width you want the text and paste the text know place the area text frame behind the jpeg.
See all is fine.
Here point type nothing doing!
Here area type ( Text Frame)= Magic
Must haves to wrap test...
- Text and object being wrapped must be on the same layer
- Text must be area text, not point text
- Text must be in front of object being wrapped.
Area type... Got to be unique to AI; I guess you learn something new everyday...Thanks so much!
Actually what's unique to Illustrator is Point Type. Pretty much every other graphic program uses a frame or text box to define a text region.
The first several versions of Illustrator only used Point Type, so it didn't even need a name except for Type. The first version to support Area Type was, I think 5. Of course, it had to support older versions so POint Type was still available. And it's been there ever since. For simple text labels on maps or diagrams it's ideal.
Adobe has done little to inform new users about the two types of text items (actually several types) and the features and limitations of each.
The problem is I only use AI when designing my own advertising materials destined for print, so I never really explore the tools in toto... Overall, I find it ideal for drawing, but just too cumbersome for web graphics, which require a lot of trial and error in order to be effective--FW is ideal for this; a true visual artist (which I am not) should, however, already have a clear vision where (s)he is headed, and so would probably find this repetitive approach repugnant...
Incidentally, everyone on this forum seems to have a Matt Greoning-inspired avatar; just a coincidence?...