I have a question about a type tool and lines. In my case Illustrator is used to draw isobar lines on a map (similar to this image I randomly picked from the web as an example):
With isobars there is a number written near the line two end-points. But when trying to write a number there, and doing that close enough to the line, the Illustrator activates automatically "write to path" and the isobar line goes transparent, goes missing.
Is there a way to tell illustrator not to use that line as a path so that i could write close enough to the line and not activate the "write to path" (maybe holding some key down when writing?).
The alternative would be to write a little further from the line and move it closer with a selection tool later. But this is another move that takes time.