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Unable to find handles while typing on path in Illustrator.

Explorer ,
Oct 03, 2019 Oct 03, 2019

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The first photo is what it used to look like when I wanted to move type along a path. But today I don't see the handle/center bracket that allows me to move type on a path. Can someone please tell me where my handle/center bracket has gone or how to get it back?

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New Here , Sep 24, 2020 Sep 24, 2020

Make sure that "Show Edges" is enabled.

Go to View and scroll down the list. If you see "Show Edges" that means it is disabled. Select that and it should turn them on.

Or, the key command on a mac is "Command H" 

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Adobe Employee ,
Oct 03, 2019 Oct 03, 2019

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Hi there,

 

Hi there, thanks for reaching out. If I get it, you are unable to get the handles that allows you to move the words you typed.

I would request if you can share a few more details like:

 

  1. Version of OS and Illustrator.
  2. Do you see the same beahviour on the new files ?
  3. Please check in the Layers Pannel if the layers are locked, if yes, please unlock them and try again.

 

Please refer to this helpful tutorial for Type On Path tool.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZW1l9yGXFgU

 

Let us know if that helps or you need any further assistance.

 

Regards

Rishabh

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Explorer ,
Oct 03, 2019 Oct 03, 2019

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The first photo is what it used to look like when I wanted to move type along a path. But today I don't see the handle/center bracket that allows me to move type on a path. Can someone please tell me where my handle/center bracket has gone or how to get it back?

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Community Expert ,
Oct 03, 2019 Oct 03, 2019

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You need to select the text object with the selection tool (black arrow).

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New Here ,
Sep 24, 2020 Sep 24, 2020

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Make sure that "Show Edges" is enabled.

Go to View and scroll down the list. If you see "Show Edges" that means it is disabled. Select that and it should turn them on.

Or, the key command on a mac is "Command H" 

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New Here ,
Dec 14, 2020 Dec 14, 2020

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You saved me. I have been looking for this over 30min. Thanks a lot. 

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New Here ,
Sep 28, 2021 Sep 28, 2021

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thank you!!!!

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New Here ,
Nov 23, 2022 Nov 23, 2022

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Thank you so much! I have been struggling with this today as well. I must of accidentally hit the shortcut keys and I was convinced it was due to a recent upgrade. Illustrator can be so frustrating, especially the type on a path tool

 

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