What are the guidelines in layer selection to type inside a shape?

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Hi, I am using Adobe CS4 on an OS X 10.5.8., and I got a font issue.

If I want to type inside a crescent shape created by myself using the Circle tool and the Subtract pathfinder action,

I get the message: “You must click on a non-compound, non-masking path to create text inside a path”. Can someone tell me what I did wrong and what is the good method to do this?

Please provide me with procedures so that I may not encounter this anymore.

Thank you

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What are the guidelines in layer selection to type inside a shape?


Hallo Bjorn,

I guess there is some important step that you are leaving out. In the case where you need to do a modification like that in adobe CS4, you will need to convert the text that you want to modify into outlines, and that will make the text appear as objects and thus be editable. You can do that by going to Type in adobe CS4 and then choose the 'Create Outlines' option, and with that you can edit the text as you want, modifying a single letter as you like. The shortcoming with this method is that it makes the text un-editable afterwards.

For more details on how to do the same, read from here: http://forums.adobe.com/thread/699276?tstart=1

Hope this helps.


Mahesh Babu


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