I have created type in a path in Illustrator, but the text is facing to the right - I would like to see it so it is readable at the top. Would appreciate any tips. Thank you!

  • Actually, I mean I want the text to face in toward the circle instead of right-facing. Thx@
    – bess
    Aug 30, 2018 at 17:47
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    Hi Bess, welcome to GDSE. I'm having difficulty visualising your problem. Any chance you could add a screen capture of the problem you are having? Thanks.
    – Billy Kerr
    Aug 30, 2018 at 18:12

2 Answers 2

  • Hit Ctrl+Y
  • Hit A and zoom in on your text
  • See those thin lines I've marked in red below. Drag them around and see what happens. Undo, redo, until you understand whats going on.

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i'm having a hard time picturing your issue, but maybe what you're looking for is the "Type on a Path" options. from the "Type" dropdown at the top, go to

Type on a Path > Type on a Path Options...

Type on a Path Options

make sure that "Preview" is checked (mine was unchecked by default), and try adjusting the settings to see if you get the results you're looking for.


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