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Vertical text alignment in frame

New Here ,
Nov 05, 2021 Nov 05, 2021

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Why is Type > Area Type Options greyed out? I cannot center my text vertically in the text frame. It defaults to top and I cannot find an option to change it.

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Nov 05, 2021 Nov 05, 2021

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Without seeing what you have selected.

If you select the type with the regular selection tool (arrow), do you have a choice in the Type menu for area or point type? 

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Only area type can be aligned to center. 

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so there is no way to have the text align on the baseline or middle of the text frame? Maybe I'm thinking of InDesign, but I know I've done that before

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There is no area type in your screendump.

Point type has no frame.

You need to convert your Point type to Area type first.

https://helpx.adobe.com/illustrator/using/creating-text.html#creating_text

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