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Adobe Illustrator CS4 How-Tos: 100 Essential Techniques by David Karlins

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#58 Creating Type Inserted at a Point

To create type inserted at a point, simply select the Type tool (press T, or select the tool in the toolbox). Click on the artboard and type. That’s it. You can define type format (font, size, and other attributes) before or after you type (Figure 58a).

Figure 58a Inserting type at a point.

Inserting type at a point.

Tip

With normal Smart Guide settings, type highlights (as does every object) when you hover over it with a Selection tool. You can disable this aspect of Smart Guides by choosing Illustrator > Preferences > Smart Guides & Slices (Mac) or Edit > Preferences > Smart Guides & Slices (Windows) and deselecting ...

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