Text disappears when I use "no break" to stop wrapping

People's Champ ,
May 23, 2021 May 23, 2021

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Hi. I have a text area for a speech bubble that I want to stop wrapping sometimes.  For example:

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Because it is an oval, it is being helpful by putting COURSE! on the next line. In this case I want to override it and force OF COURSE to be on the one line. My understanding is I highlight OF COURSE and select No Break from the Character panel.

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But when I do this, the text disappears.

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I read somewhere "if it does not fit, it will be hidden", but there is clearly space for it to fit.

Using an underscore for example shows what I want it to look like.

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I also tried inserting en and em spaces, but they are breaking spaces. InDesign appears to have a "non-breaking space" you can insert from the menus, but Illustrator does not.

Is there any way in Illustrator to insert a non-breaking space for cases like the above?

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Engaged , May 24, 2021 May 24, 2021
Text in AI is a pain, I can do the same thing nine times and it works fine, but the tenth won't for no apparent reason.If this is a one off, just colour your underscore white (or whatever the speech bubble background is), I know it's not elegant but it works. Or convert to outlines.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
May 24, 2021 May 24, 2021

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En and em spaces are not breaking spaces. You should be able to insert either of those, a standard space, or a hard or soft return to get what you want, as long as that character is not included in the No Break selection. Insert it before you apply the No Break,

 

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Text in AI is a pain, I can do the same thing nine times and it works fine, but the tenth won't for no apparent reason.

If this is a one off, just colour your underscore white (or whatever the speech bubble background is), I know it's not elegant but it works. Or convert to outlines.

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Change the color of your underscore to none.


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