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indesign text won't center at top of circle path!


#1
I'm probably being really stupid but basically I'm designing an oval shaped label where there is text running along the bottom of the label at the moment. I now need to put text at the top so I have created a new shape, put it on top of the other shape, selected the shape, using the type on path tool I have clicked the 6 o'clock position, but when aligning to center it goes to the bottom? No matter what I do it always seems to center align at the bottom and not the top. Any ideas?
 
#3
Ben.

Select the text path using the direct selection tool and hover the cursor over the line protruding from the oval path - point A on picture 1 (see attached). You'll see what looks like an upside-down "T" appear next to the cursor arrow (point B). Click, hold, and drag this anchor line round until the text sits at the top of the oval - see picture 2.

Hope this helps, if you haven't already figured it out.
 

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#4
Oops :rolleyes: Just realized that you asked about InDesign. It's actually a fairly similar system, except that InDesign centers the text within two "bookend" style measures - see point A and B on attached pic. You can move these two measures around the path as in Illustrator, and these are used to contain the text.

Hope that helps!
 

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#5
thanks, I actually tried playing around with the measures for a while but couldn't seem to get them to align the text to the top, mainly because for some reason I couldn't get the measure on the right side to move clockwise. I ended up just creating a line with the pen tool which went in line with the oval, did the trick. One thing I did notice is that it only happens in that document, tried it with a more recent project and worked first time, may well be to do with the actual object having some saved options on it to keep the text to the bottom.