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Chapter 11. Pictures and Text > To reshape a runaround or clipping path:

To reshape a runaround or clipping path:

1.
Choose the Item or Content tool.

2.
Click on a picture that has a clipping path. You can edit the runaround for any of these Types: Embedded Path, Alpha Channel, Non-White Areas, or Picture Bounds.

3.
Choose Item > Edit > Runaround (Option-F4/Ctrl-F10).

or

Choose Item > Edit > Clipping Path (Option-Shift-F4/Ctrl-Shift-F10).

4.
Use any of the techniques that you'd normally use to reshape a Bézier path (see pages 286–293) . You can add or delete an anchor point, drag a point, segment, or control handle, or convert an anchor point from corner to curved (or vice versa).

Reshape a clipping path to change which parts of a picture will print.

Hold down Spacebar to suspend redraw and rewrap as you reshape a runaround or clipping path.

Figure 3. Dragging a segment

Reshape a runaround path to change how text wraps around the picture.


Figure 4. The text re-wraps.


Beware! If you edit a clipping path and then reopen the Clipping pane, the clipping path Type will be listed as User Edited Path. If you choose a different Type at this point and click OK, you'll lose your custom path edits!

5.
When you're done editing a run around path, re-choose Item > Edit > Runaround (Option-F4/Ctrl-F10). For a clipping path, re-choose Item > Edit > Clipping Path (Option-Shift-F4/Ctrl-Shift-F10).

TIP

To force the screen to redraw, press (Cmd-Option-. (period)/Shift-Esc). To have the text wrap update as you move a picture, click Live Refresh in Edit > Preferences > Preferences > Application–Interactive.



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