Ich am having trouble finding an elegant solution. Here are the assumptions: I have a path along which I want to have a text (Company Name + Spacing Element) I want that text to copy itself until the path ends. I don't want to copy the text by hand along that path, because if I format the Text differently I want it to fill with Text automatically without having to erase overflow text because i have less space, or recopy because suddenly i have more space. Also it would be neat that if there is ever a change of the repeating text element, that i just have to go into one place change it and have it apply automatically. I have tried it with text variables, but i seem to be stuck on how to achieve that effect. It will look somewhat like this: Sample Text: "- Super Cool Company - " and the aim is to have something like this along the path:

"- Super Cool Company - - Super Cool Company - - Super Cool Company - - Super Cool Company - - Super Cool Company - - Super Cool Company - - Super Cool Company - - Super Cool Company - "

The path will be along the edges of a shopping bag (Left to Bottom to Right) I want the text to flow along those edges. I hope my question is understandable ! :) Best wishes Roxi

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Goto Illustrator. You can make your text a pattern brush. Outline it and drag to the brushes collection. Use scissors to split the path, if needed.

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After outlining you can add any graphic shape as the separating element. Here nothing is added.

  • +1 for a solution; +2 (if I could) for making a shopping bag look like an upside-down popsicle. :-D Sep 1, 2017 at 19:21
  • danke ! Das wäre mein Ausweg gewesen, dachte es geht vielleicht in Indesign. Sep 4, 2017 at 7:25

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