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How to place vector artwork within a line of text?

Community Beginner ,
Jun 22, 2021 Jun 22, 2021

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I believe there used to be a way to insert custom graphics within a line of type by simply copying them from the artboard, and then pasting with the type cursor selected, but I'm not finding that functionality any more. In this case, I'm pasting large custom quote marks (that differ from the font's quotes) within the text. I'm doing this multiple times and need the custom marks to behave as part of the text itself.  Screen Shot 2021-06-22 at 4.21.59 PM.png

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Adobe Community Professional , Jun 22, 2021 Jun 22, 2021
InDesign can do that, paste a graphic into a textflow, but Illustrator cannot use inline graphics. You may want to create your own font for that purpose; https://www.fontself.com

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Adobe Community Professional , Jun 23, 2021 Jun 23, 2021
As Ton said, that is not possible in Illustrator. As a poor workaround you could select the graphic and apply a text wrap under the Object menu. Position the graphic and group it with the text. Unfortunately, if the text needs to be edited, the graphic will not flow or move move with the edited text. You would need to move the graphic manually.

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Jun 22, 2021 Jun 22, 2021

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InDesign can do that, paste a graphic into a textflow, but Illustrator cannot use inline graphics.

You may want to create your own font for that purpose; https://www.fontself.com

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Jun 23, 2021 Jun 23, 2021

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As Ton said, that is not possible in Illustrator. As a poor workaround you could select the graphic and apply a text wrap under the Object menu. Position the graphic and group it with the text. Unfortunately, if the text needs to be edited, the graphic will not flow or move move with the edited text. You would need to move the graphic manually.

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Jun 23, 2021 Jun 23, 2021

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Thanks for all the replies & suggestions; I must have been recalling that functionality in inDesign (or Freehand, going way back). I haven't tried Fontself, but that's good to know about, too.

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Jun 22, 2021 Jun 22, 2021

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I believe there used to be a way to insert custom graphics within a line of type by simply copying them from the artboard, and then pasting with the type cursor selected, but I'm not finding that functionality any more. In this case, I'm pasting large custom quote marks (that differ from the font's quotes) within the text. I'm doing this multiple times and need the custom marks to behave as part of the text itself.  Screen Shot 2021-06-22 at 4.21.59 PM.png

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You may be thinking of Freehand or of InDesign's anchored objects. (See also this thread.)

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Jun 23, 2021 Jun 23, 2021

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Todd,

 

Far from what you wish, but there is this for CC,
http://www.fontself.com/

 

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Jun 23, 2021 Jun 23, 2021

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Duplicate post, post merged

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Jun 23, 2021 Jun 23, 2021

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Indeed, Ton.

 

At least we are consistent.

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Jun 23, 2021 Jun 23, 2021

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As we are most of the time 🙂

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