Posts Tagged ‘type on path’

Poll: What is your favorite Illustrator CS4 new feature?

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

[Editor’s note: This poll from JC is linked below. Jean-Claude Tremblay is a consultant and trainer in Canada with over 20 years of graphic and prepress expertise helping people learn to create and work efficiently. View JC’s profile on LinkedIn.]

Using AICS4? What is your favorite major Adobe Illustrator CS4 new features/enhancements?
By @jctremblay poll created on Feb 21, 2009 (see more from this user)

GO VOTE! @ TWTpoll.com

Poll options include:

  • Multiple Artboard
  • Gradient Panel enhancements & Widget
  • Blob Brush
  • Smart Guides enhancements
  • Appearance & Style Panel enhancements
  • Clipping Mask enhancements
  • Separation Preview Panel
  • Type on Path enhanced engine
  • Tabbed Document & New User Interface
  • Isolation Mode enhancements
  • Something not in this list…
  • None of the above. Bring back CS3!

Script: Make Point Type version 3

Tuesday, April 1st, 2008

ai cs3 logoToday’s script installment is Make Point Type version 3. Version 2 was never released widely.

Download script (10k file size).

Please give this script a whirl. Email me with bugs or feature enhancements.

make point type demo movie image

Watch a movie demo of the script with voiceover! (2.1 mb)

Important Enhancements:

  1. The text objects now remains on their parent layer that it was found in. No more error alerts about locked layers.
  2. The type is EXACTLY in the same X-Y position it was as area type. No more small jump in Y layout.
  3. Rotated type is fully supported, even upside down type (must be a rectangular area).
  4. Type on a path now reflects the original XY position and the former curve is approximated with rotation.
  5. Type on a path conversion can be turned on by changing line 19 to true: var convertPathType = true;

Continuing Issues:

  1. In some rare cases the type will be flipped 180° (upside down).

To install new scripts you need to:

  • Quit Illustrator
  • Copy the files into the Illustrator application folder’s “Presets” » “Scripts” subfolder
  • After restarting Illustrator you can find the scripts in the menu “File” » “Scripts”;
  • TIP: You can create subfolders in the scripts folder to organize your scripts