I am newer than new to Illustrator, but am trying nontheless to design a logo for my friend.
The most basic of operations is to create an ellipse, correct?
I have created a circle with this tool, but every time I then try using the Area Type tool I get the message:
YOU MUST CLICK ON A ON-COMPOUND, NON-MASKING PATH TO CREATE TEXT INSIDE A PATH.
I have managed to "release" the compound path (apparently) but must still be using a "masked" path.
How do I release this, so that I will be free to create text within this circle?