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Text on a path upside down

Community Beginner ,
Oct 18, 2016

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Hi there,

I just cant get my text the right way? i need it to be like the picture next to it but its always upside down.

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Correct answer by Monika Gause | Adobe Community Professional

That's because of the text path direction.

You can either

- correct path direction

- Change it in Text > Path text > Options

- Flip it on the artboard

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Text on a path upside down

Community Beginner ,
Oct 18, 2016

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Hi there,

I just cant get my text the right way? i need it to be like the picture next to it but its always upside down.

upside down.jpg

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Correct answer by Monika Gause | Adobe Community Professional

That's because of the text path direction.

You can either

- correct path direction

- Change it in Text > Path text > Options

- Flip it on the artboard

How to create type on a path in Illustrator

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That's because of the text path direction.

You can either

- correct path direction

- Change it in Text > Path text > Options

- Flip it on the artboard

How to create type on a path in Illustrator

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Community Beginner ,
Oct 18, 2016

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No that doesnt do it for me

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Oct 18, 2016

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You should be able to get to where you want   using Monika's suggestion.

Screen Shot 2016-10-18 at 10.55.41 AM.png

You can also change align to path setting in screenshto above,  or use baseline shift in the character palette if needed to get your vertical centering.

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Oct 18, 2016

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If it still does not work, please select the object, open the layers panel and the layer inside the panel and show a screenshot.

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Oct 27, 2019

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None of these solutions will accomplish the goal. 

 

You need to create another path that is aligned differently and then place the text on the TOP of the path. 

 

1. Go to View > Outline (or type Command Y) so you can easily see the paths for your text.

2. Look at the text on the path that you have created, and draw another circle that lines up with the top of the text (which is actually at the bottom because it's upside down). 

3. delete the top point from your new circle with the Direct Selection Tool (A). 

4. cut and paste your upside down text into the NEW path. Make sure your text is on the TOP of the path. It should be nicely aligned with the old path, except now it's right side up because it's on the new path.

 

STEP 2

make the new circle for your text below the existing pathmake the new circle for your text below the existing path

STEP 3

delete the top point of your new circle so you have 2 archesdelete the top point of your new circle so you have 2 arches

STEP 4

cut/paste your text onto the new path and make sure it's on the top of the pathcut/paste your text onto the new path and make sure it's on the top of the path

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