When I use the Type tool in Illustrator, text automatically flows from the top-left:

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Is it possible to have the text flow from the bottom-right instead, like this (Illustrator CC 2014)?

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The Paragraph toolbox doesn't have any setting to do this, and the Type tool doesn't present anything that intuitively does this. Google turns up very little apart from anchoring the whole shape to another.

  • This is not exactly duplicate, but it discusses the issue of vertically aligning in Illustrator and the selected answer gives an answer to this question as well: How to vertically center text in a box in Illustrator CS5 – Joonas Dec 9 '14 at 13:22
  • The tutorial simply aligns objects, and not text, in an extremely crude fashion that means the text objects needs to be resized to push the text downward before alignment can occur! The best comment on that page is, "Adobe is so very broken in so very many ways" as it appears it cannot natively be done without downloading scripts. Very surprising and very disappointing! – EvilDr Dec 9 '14 at 13:48
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    This is very easy to do in InDesign which is the better tool for typography. Did you only do a 1-app license or do you have the entire CC suite? – Ryan Dec 9 '14 at 14:12
  • Yes I've got the whole suite but have never installed InDesign – EvilDr Dec 10 '14 at 8:15

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