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Add text on a freeform path

Add text on a path or shape that you draw using the Freeform Pen tool.

Add text on a freeform path

  1. Choose the Freeform Type tool by doing one of the following:
    • Click in the Tools sidebar or choose it from the grouped tools.
    • Choose Tools > Type > Freeform Type (from the Tools menu at the top of your screen).
  2. Draw a path or a shape you want your text to wrap around or follow along.

  3. To begin typing, double-click within the text box to highlight the placeholder text or place the insertion point where you want the first character to appear.

Once you've added text, you can Shift ⇧–drag one of the text box handles to move the text box along the path or Option ⌥–drag to expand the text box and make room for more text. Also, if there’s too much text to display in the shape, a clipping indicator appears. Drag this handle until all the text is showing.

Tip: To additionally transform the text path or to flip text along the path Control ⌃ – click the path and choose an option.

You can change the look of text just like any other text in your document.

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