This may be a silly question but...
Im pretty new to Illustrator and I have the number 12 and i need to type text inside each number without it going outside the lines of the numbers. How do I do this? Thanks
If I understand your question correct, you want to write letters that are contained within a parent shape, such as a numerical character, the short answer is: use the Type Area Tool.
Here's how you do that:
1. Using the Type Tool, type your number character.
2. Choose Type > Create Outlines or press
3. Choose Object > Compound Path > Release. (Note: Type Area Tool won't work on compound or masking paths.)
4. Choose the Type Area Tool in the Tools Palette.
5. Click on the number shape and start typing. (Note: if you get a message complaining about non-compound, non-masking paths, try clicking on one of the anchor points.)
you have to link the two paths (the inner and outer circles) to make it on continuous shape much like you would with stencil cut-outs.