How to Import Text Into a Path or Shape in Illustrator CC 2017 (Video)

Text imported into Illustrator's shape

In this quick tip, I will explain to you how to import text from text files like .txt or .doc into shape/path in Adobe Illustrator CC 2017 . The process is quite simple and easy and it requires only three easy steps.

Steps to import text into path

To follow this tutorial, ensure that you have installed Illustrator CC 2017 with November 2016 update. Here are basic steps to perform in order to import text into prepared shape or path in Illustrator:
  1. Draw basic shape
  2. Go to File > Place and navigate to .txt or .doc file with and double click on it
  3. Navigate place gun to the edge of the shape and click once. Wait for feedback: path before clicking on the edge of the shape

After placing or importing text you can work wit it just as with any live text. You can also change and modify shape without any penalty: Illustrator will re-arrange or reflow text automatically. Please watch the video below for more details.

Video tutorial

Here is my video recording with all necessary details and some tips on how to import, stylize and modify text after importing it into the path in Illustrator.

Product used in this tutorial:
Adobe Illustrator CC 2017

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