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I want to align a textfield to the top left of a box, as per how the Grid Systems cover looks:

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The round letters in the headlines should overhang slightly. I am able to get quite close by using:

Preferences > General > Use Preview Bounds

and:

Effect > [Illustrator Effects] Path > Outline Object

Results:

Text on box

However it's not perfect - I want to align the top-left anchor of the "I" to the red box, rather than the bounding box of all the characters (due to the round letters). How do I do this?

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Preference > use Preview bounds. –  Scott Jan 30 at 13:56
    
Thanks, I already used that in the question, but I've edited to make it clearer. –  Machine Elf Jan 30 at 14:36

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A workaround is to copy the text, create outlines on the copy, position the copy via anchor, align the textfield to the copy, and then delete the copy.

But hopefully there is a better answer.

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