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Chapter 8. Working with Typography > Working with Text Objects

Working with Text Objects

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Illustrator can also create another other kind of type—path type, which is explained later in this chapter.


For now, it’s sufficient for you to learn about the two kinds of type objects that Illustrator can create: point text and area text. Naturally, each has its own benefits. Point text gets its name from the fact that it is anchored, so to speak, by a single point you create when you first click with the Type tool. Point text is fine if you want to enter just a few words or so. The problems are that the type doesn’t wrap automatically and that many typographic controls are not available to you. Area text is contained by a text frame or shape and behaves more like the text you create in a page layout program like InDesign. This is the kind of text object you’ll want to use for longer chunks of type.


  

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