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Near as I can tell, this is not possible on any iOS app - taking a text block and flowing it inside a shape. SVG has a proposed spec for this, but I think it's only implemented in Inkscape. Unless there's a functionality I missed in AD? 

 

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If you were using Designer on the desktop, you could draw your shape, the either use the Layer menu and choose Convert to Text Frame, or double-click on the shape with the Frame Text tool. Then enter your text.

I don't know if that's possible with Designer on iPad.


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That was helpful. On the iPad, you can't really use the Layer menu to Convert to Text Frame, but double tapping with the Frame Text tool on a shape does convert the shape into a custom shaped text frame. I didn't know about this. The text frame is even editable with the node tool, although doing boolean operations with other shapes makes for some weird results so far. 

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