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I typed out text in 14pt. I then typed another letter in 131pt out. I was hoping to have my 14pt text wrap around the 131pt character...but to no avail! I clicked on both items (and my 131pt. letter was above the layer for the other text) and clicked on "Text Wrap > Make". Nothing happens. Am i not doing this correctly? I even tried to follow a seems so obvious and simple...yet might this be a bug in CS6?!

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Is this possible in CS4? I have tried this over and over and I just can't get it to work. – user12900 May 22 '13 at 20:55
@Sara My answer works exactly as I've written it in CS4. – Scott May 22 '13 at 21:04
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  • Set the area type box - you must click-drag with the type tool to create a box, then insert the text into the box.

  • set the drop cap character

  • if you want the wrap to be rectangular around the drop cap. Select the drop cap and choose Object > Text Wrap > Make

live type

  • if you want the area type to wrap the contour of the drop cap - Select the drop cap and choose Type > Create Outlines, then choose Object > Text Wrap > Make


When applying a text wrap, you only want to select the object to be wrapped. Nothing more.

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You need to make sure the wrap object (in this case the outlined letter T) is above the text, and in the same layer.

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