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No Area Type Tool??

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Aug 20, 2019

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Hello,

Just got updated to most recent version of CC (Illustrator v.20.3.4) and  trying to work with Area Type Tool but it appears to be missing? When I select the Type options from the tool bar the below is all I see:

Screen Shot 2019-08-20 at 7.57.37 AM.png

I have never had to change/add configure this menu before. Am I missing something?

Thanks!

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Correct answer by John Mensinger | Adobe Community Professional

It's not really clear what your objectives are, but in any case:

surveillanceame  wrote

I have only used previous versions of Illustrator that had the ATT in the toolbar.

It's in your current version too. Click the 3 dots at the bottom of the Tools bar , then the panel menu at the top-right of the resulting fly-out, and choose Advanced.

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No Area Type Tool??

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Hello,

Just got updated to most recent version of CC (Illustrator v.20.3.4) and  trying to work with Area Type Tool but it appears to be missing? When I select the Type options from the tool bar the below is all I see:

Screen Shot 2019-08-20 at 7.57.37 AM.png

I have never had to change/add configure this menu before. Am I missing something?

Thanks!

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Correct answer by John Mensinger | Adobe Community Professional

It's not really clear what your objectives are, but in any case:

surveillanceame  wrote

I have only used previous versions of Illustrator that had the ATT in the toolbar.

It's in your current version too. Click the 3 dots at the bottom of the Tools bar , then the panel menu at the top-right of the resulting fly-out, and choose Advanced.

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The tools can be rearranged in recent versions of Illustrator. Click on the ... icon at the bottom of Tools or choose Window > Toolbars

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See Steve's answer on how to change the tool bar.

But actually: nobody needs the area type tool. What do you want to do? It can be done with the type tool.

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Hi Thanks for the replies!

I made a little progress and see the ATT is no longer included in toolbar and that other options exist for filling object paths with text.

Nevertheless, I tried to make (for example) a simple triangle with the line type tool - grouped the lines to make the object and then tried to to get text to fit inside of object using area type tool/text options in drop down. I was unable to do this for a few reasons, but before I explain full steps maybe someone can give me a few more tips/pointers, etc?

Also, I was unable to search for the help on this through forum/support/help - unless I simply overlooked.

I have only used previous versions of Illustrator that had the ATT in the toolbar.

Thank you!

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3 lines don't give you a triangle. You need to join those lines.

Object > Path > Join

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Yes I understand that - I did join but am still having trouble getting a line(s) of text to follow the interior dimensions of the object.

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Please show.

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It's not really clear what your objectives are, but in any case:

surveillanceame  wrote

I have only used previous versions of Illustrator that had the ATT in the toolbar.

It's in your current version too. Click the 3 dots at the bottom of the Tools bar , then the panel menu at the top-right of the resulting fly-out, and choose Advanced.

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Thank you!

My objective is to fill a triangle shape with text like the below example:

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I think I can figure it out from here. Thank you all for your suggestions!

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If you prefer to use the Line tool, make sure that you joined all 3 points (but better way is to use Pen tool, 3 clicks will give you a closed triangle). Then take Text tool and hover the triangle edge. Tool cursor will change to "rounded cursor". Click and tape your text.

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Quick Tip to Create Triangle vs. Using lines and joining

Select the Polygon tool.

Click on the Art board and enter the number of sides — for example, type 3 to create a triangle

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try change your workspace to Essentials Classic

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