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I'm putting some type on a path, a circle; but when I do it, the type is upside down. How can I flip it so it reads the right way up? See image below:

Type upside down on a circle

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I remember struggling with this in CS3. I think the same fix will still apply in CS5.

So here's what to do...


  1. First you create the type as you did in your example.
  2. You should see 3 small stripes outside of your circle. ( 2 with a small square on it, and 1 without the square) These are just indicators for where the text starts and ends enter image description here
  3. grab the selection tool, and drag the stripe without the dash inside of the circle. enter image description here

now your type should be on the inside of your circle, and facing the right direction :D

Hope this helped ;)

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works perfectly –  sam May 25 '12 at 14:05
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In some cases it can be as simple as choosing Type > Type on a Path > Type on a Path options... and then ticking the Flip box.

type on a path options

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Thanks - which version of CS is this in ? –  sam Sep 4 '13 at 21:09
    
To be honest, I'm not certain. I think it may have been implemented somewhere around CS4. –  Scott Sep 4 '13 at 21:17
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Go to "Type on a Path Options", then select "Flip" and change Align to Path to "Ascender".

Click "Flip" and change Align to Path to "Ascender"

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