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I am a novice user just trying out the new CS version of Illustrator. I know this is very simple and I am just missing something obvious, but I want to be to type horizontal text on a circle with the text wrapping around the circle at the top for example, but then i want the text to also read right-side yup at the bottom of the circle, however it just continues to wrap around the circle and ends up upside down. Is there a way to reverse the direction of the text on a circle? Thanks....

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    I am a novice user just trying out the new CS version of Illustrator. I know this is very simple and I am just missing something obvious, but I want to be to type horizontal text on a circle with the text wrapping around the circle at the top for example, but then i want the text to also read right-side yup at the bottom of the circle, however it just continues to wrap around the circle and ends up upside down. Is there a way to reverse the direction of the text on a circle?

    Thanks.
    David_R._Peacock@adobeforums.com Guest

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    David,

    please look where the type starts there is a thiny handle. Select it and drag the text inside the circle. I'm talking of AI 10 but in CS it should be the same.

    Kurt Gold
    Kurt_Gold@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Harron_K._Appleman@adobeforums.com Guest

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    David is correct also for Illustrator CS. Also use BaseLine Shift to set whether text is inside (on top) or outside (on bottom) as the way you drag the text (at the I-bar) sets whether the text reads left to right on top of arc or left to right on bottom, but whether it's inside or outside the path is BASELINE SHIFT in Character Palette Options (small arrow head upper right of palette).

    Bob
    BobHill@adobeforums.com Guest

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    David, draw your circle and make a copy. Type the copy you want on the top half of the circle on the circle you have in front of you. Paste in front the copy of the circle and type the copy you want on the bottom half on the new circle path. Follow the instructions above to get the text where you want it. This will give you some options for tracking and kerning the text.
    Tim_Cahill@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Simple:

    Hi light your text. Go to Type: Type On A Path: Type On a Path Options. Here you will see a small box titled Flip. Check Flip and hit OK.
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