March 1, 2012 / Online Design / Spring 2012

By Design with Online Design: Shape up your text

Written by Idea File Staff

Text can be converted into a shape, enabling you to customize it like other shapes on a spread. With your text as a shape, you can apply a border, a solid or gradient fill, or place an image directly into the text.

In addition, when text is converted to a shape, it can be stretched to any size you want, including as large as the page itself.

Note that once you make text into a shape, the text formatting can no longer be edited.

To change your text into a shape:

1. In the Page Editor, open a spread. Type and format your text as needed for your design, such as for a headline. If you plan to place an image in the text, choose a wider font.

2. Go to the Object menu and choose Convert Text to Shape.

convert txt to shape

3. Select Fill and Stroke, as desired, or insert your image.

TextToShape

Idea File Staff

Idea File Staff reports are posts compiled by the Walsworth Yearbooks Marketing Department, covering a wide range of yearbook topics.