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Yeah, as a website designer, I really would love to have text wrapping in Designer.  It's a pretty important thing to be able to do quickly as it comes up all the time.


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Wait are you using the text tool or the text Frame tool. The text auto wraps with the text frame tool automatically unless I am misunderstanding what you mean.

 

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14 minutes ago, ronniemcbride said:

Wait are you using the text tool or the text Frame tool. The text auto wraps with the text frame tool automatically unless I am misunderstanding what you mean.

 

No we're talking about getting the text to wrap, or rather flow, around objects not within its frame.  The work around mentioned is pretty good though:

 


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Ahhh, ok yup I misunderstood. The Work around provided is a good solution.

 

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On 7/31/2014 at 5:57 PM, Dave Harris said:

You can get a sense of the speed in Designer by:

  • Create a Pie shape.
  • Layer/Convert to Text Frame.
  • Edit/Insert Filler Text.
  • Justify (so you can see where both edges are ).
  • Resize, or adjust with the node tool.

Any shape or curve can be made into a text frame. You can draw a large letter 'a', convert it to curves, convert the curve into a text frame, then fill it with text.

 

Neat solution, Thanks Dave. I needed to wrap text around a globe, so I used the Pen tool to create a shape which followed the curve of the globe then extended to the rest of the section. Marked as Text Frame and hey presto, you have a text box in the shape of the negative of the object you want to wrap. 

 

What I'm still trying to work out is how to add padding, as I drew the shape to the edges so the text is right up against them. Adjusting the baseline neutralises the effect of the shape as it just knocks it straight downwards. I'm sure I worked out padding once, but I've forgotten!

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