Text Wrapping Issues

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I am trying to wrap a large amount of text around a word, I have converted the word to outlines, if I wrap the word in one go the text jumps like the image, I can however wrap the text around the letters E and S individually but as soon as I add in the rest of the word the text jumps again, any ideas?

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Hi akelman1,

I know this issue very well. You cannot work around this.

InDesign allows for only a limited number of "breaks" in one line of text when using text wrap.

 

Here a different example where it does not work as expected.

Find the difference between the sample on top and the sample at the bottom.

For that you have to count the number of distracting paths per line of text.

 

ASK-OriginalShape-Letter-S-vs-ChangedShape-2.png

 

What will work is using Adobe Illustrator for that kind of design.

 

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Uwe Laubender

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Text Wrapping Issues

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Hi

I am trying to wrap a large amount of text around a word, I have converted the word to outlines, if I wrap the word in one go the text jumps like the image, I can however wrap the text around the letters E and S individually but as soon as I add in the rest of the word the text jumps again, any ideas?

Thankstext wrap.jpg

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Correct answer by Laubender | Adobe Community Professional

Hi akelman1,

I know this issue very well. You cannot work around this.

InDesign allows for only a limited number of "breaks" in one line of text when using text wrap.

 

Here a different example where it does not work as expected.

Find the difference between the sample on top and the sample at the bottom.

For that you have to count the number of distracting paths per line of text.

 

ASK-OriginalShape-Letter-S-vs-ChangedShape-2.png

 

What will work is using Adobe Illustrator for that kind of design.

 

Regards,
Uwe Laubender

( ACP )

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What unit of measurement are you using for the page? I've seen this in very large documents and my workaround for that design was to simply use multiple columns for the text.

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Currently working in mm, the page is A1 so that is possibly the problem, I will try that. 

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Sure. Just change the text frame properties.

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Hi akelman1,

I know this issue very well. You cannot work around this.

InDesign allows for only a limited number of "breaks" in one line of text when using text wrap.

 

Here a different example where it does not work as expected.

Find the difference between the sample on top and the sample at the bottom.

For that you have to count the number of distracting paths per line of text.

 

ASK-OriginalShape-Letter-S-vs-ChangedShape-2.png

 

What will work is using Adobe Illustrator for that kind of design.

 

Regards,
Uwe Laubender

( ACP )

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