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I Am Trying To Align Text To A Path In CorelDRAW But I Get “The Object You Selected Is Invalid”.

There are a couple of reasons why this would happen.

  1. The path you have selected is a group of objects – you need to select a single vector object that is not grouped with anything else.
  2. The text you are using is Paragraph text – only Artistic text can be fit to a path.

There are two ways to fit text to a path. Activate the Pick tool, select the text and:

  1. Under the Text menu, select Fit Text to Path, then drag the text to the object and release when it is positioned how you want it.
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  2. The second way to fit text to path is to right-click on the text, hold down the mouse button and drag to the object. Release the mouse button and click on Fit Text to Path.
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Once you have fit one string of text to a path, the object and text become a compound object. So, if you want to fit a second string of text to a path of that same object, you can only use the Fit Text to Path command under the Text menu.

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NOTE: if you wish to change the orientation of the text on the bottom path, use the Mirror text horizontally or Mirror text vertically buttons on the property bar.

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To learn more about fitting text to a path, watch our full tutorial on Adding and Editing Text in CorelDRAW.

You can also find the CorelDRAW Q&A video here on the Discovery Center, where we answer more questions submitted by CorelDRAW users

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