> I'm looking for a way to curve text around a donut-like
circle. Is there an extension or feature that allows for this
The feature you are looking for is 'Attach Text To Path'.
From the Help
Attaching text to a path
To free text from the restrictions of rectangular text
blocks, you can
draw a path and attach text to it. The text flows along the
shape of the
path and remains editable.
A path to which you attach text temporarily loses its stroke,
filter attributes. Any stroke, fill, and filter attributes
subsequently are applied to the text, not the path. If you
the text from the path, the path regains its stroke, fill,
Note: Attaching text that contains hard or soft returns to a
produce unexpected results.
If text attached to an open path exceeds the length of the
remaining text returns and repeats the shape of the path.
To place text on a path:
1. Shift-select a text block and a path.