How do I use text in Illustrator?

How do I use the text tool in Illustrator?

Select the Area Type Tool (found in the drop-down menu of the Type Tool). Click anywhere on the path of the shape. A blinking cursor will appear which means the shape is ready to accept text. Type or paste your text into the shape and watch it conform to the boundaries of that shape.

How do I put text on a path in Illustrator?

Switch to the Type Tool, select the text, and enter the new text. Select Type > Type on a Path > Type on a Path Options to open the Path Options dialog box. Choose Rainbow for the Effect, and for Align to Path, choose Ascender. The Ascender is the highest part of the lettering and places the text outside the circle.

What is text threading in Illustrator?

It can put all that text into an Area Type object, and, when the text is too much for a single area, it can thread multiple Area Type objects, flowing text smoothly between different places on the same artboard and even between multiple artboards.

How do you make text into an object?

Step 1: Switch to the Selection tool — the black arrow — and click on the text you want to convert. Step 2: From the menu, choose Type > Create Outlines. You can also press Ctrl/Command (Windows/Mac) + Shift + O for this.

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How do you fill a shape with text?

Click the shape or text box that you want to add a fill to. To add the same fill to multiple shapes or text boxes, click the first one, and then press and hold SHIFT while you click the others. To add or change a fill color, click the color that you want, or to choose no color, click No Fill.