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Filling a Shape with Text

When the folks at Adobe added type on a curve to version 3 back in 1991, they thought, “Forsooth, if artists want text on a curve, maybe they want text inside a curve as well.” And after much sage nodding of heads, area text was born. In area text, type exists inside a path. A standard text block is a variety of area text—text inside a rectangle. But you can also create text inside polygons, stars, or free-form shapes. Heck, you can even create text inside an open path if you really want to.

To create type inside a path, goest thou thusly:


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