6 Replies Latest reply on May 6, 2010 2:07 PM by hrggroup

    text in illustrator

    hrggroup Level 1

      Hello,

       

      Am hoping someone can help me with this. I am still using Illustrator 10.

       

      I am trying to make text look boxed, but I imported the text from a word

      document.  Not sure what I am doing wrong.  When I go to Effects, Convert

      To Shape then Apprearance the text disapears.  I did select the text before

      doing all these steps.

       

      What am I doing wrong?  Do I need to type the text instead of importing it?

       

      Thanks in advance for anyones help.

        • 1. Re: text in illustrator
          Larry G. Schneider Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          You will need to add a New Stroke or Fill from the Appearance panel flyout, make sure that line is highlighted in the Apperance panel and then use Effect>Convert to Shape>Rectangle to get the result you want

           

          Picture 1.png

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          • 2. Re: text in illustrator
            hrggroup Level 1

            Thank you.

             

            I think that was not what I was looking for.  Probably margins is what I am meaning to

            ask about.  That all the text is evenly ligned on the left and right.  Is that what I need to do?

            Thank you again.

             

            example:

             

                 aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

            aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

            aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

            aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

            aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

             

                 aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

            aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

            aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

            aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

            aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

             

                 aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

            aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

            aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

            aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

            aaaaaaaaa

             

             

            not:

             

            aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

            aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

            aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

            aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

             

            aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

            aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

            aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

            • 3. Re: text in illustrator
              Larry G. Schneider Adobe Community Professional & MVP

              Then you need to use the Text tool to draw a box and insert the test. Select it with the Selection tool and from Window>Type>Paragraph select the middle box.

               

              Picture 2.png

              • 4. Re: text in illustrator
                hrggroup Level 1

                Great!! Thank you!

                 

                One last thing, how do I correct the spacing?

                 

                It looks like this (well not that far apart but pretty much):

                 

                aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

                 

                aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

                 

                aaaaaaaaaaa

                 

                instead of:

                 

                aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

                aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

                aaaaaaaaaaaaa

                • 5. Re: text in illustrator
                  Larry G. Schneider Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                  In the Character panel look at the leading

                   

                  Picture 3.png

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                  • 6. Re: text in illustrator
                    hrggroup Level 1

                    Got it!  Thank you!