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I have created text on a path. The text however does not fit. I don't want to make the text any smaller instead I want to extend the path evenly on both sides. I know with the path alone if I used the selection tool and shift+option it would scale proportionally from the centre I don't know how to do that however when there is type on that path as it will just scale the type.

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(I can't tell if the path is comprised of 2 or 3 anchors... 3 anchors may be possible.. 2 anchors are probably not possible)

Copy the object...
Scale the copy to desired path size...
Select type in original with the Type on a Path Tool...
Paste the type with the Type on a Path Tool to the scaled path.
Delete original object.


Alternatively, if you use the Direct Selection Tool (white arrow) to select only the path. You must be certain only the path is selected.

You can then double-click the Scale Tool to scale only the path.

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You can drag to scale if the Bounding Box (View menu) is on. After selecting only the path, hold the Command/Ctrl and you should see the bounding box for the path, still depressing the key you can click a handle and drag... adding Shift to keep it proportional.

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I, personally, use the top copy/paste method. It's simply faster in most instances.

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