How to Put Text on a Circle in QuarkXPress
Text on a circle — that is, text following the outside of a circle or oval — is a common design element in page layouts. This is really easy to do in QuarkXPress, but it’s not at all obvious how. Just follow these steps:
- Get the Oval tool from the Tools palette and draw out an oval the size you need on your page, and then hold down the Shift key to draw a perfect circle.
This creates a “no content” oval or circle.
- With the oval selected, choose Item → Content→Text.
The no-content oval converts to a text box.
- Get the Text Content tool from the Tools palette and type your text into the oval.
- Click and hold the Bézier Pen tool in the Tools palette to display the array of Pen tools; then slide over to the Scissors tool to select it.
- Click the oval at the location where you want the text to start, end, or be centered.
If the text is left-aligned, click where you want it to start. If the text is right-aligned, then click where you want it to end. If the text is center-aligned, then click where you want the text to be centered.
- If the oval (which is now a path) has a frame and you want to remove it, change its color to None in the Measurements palette.
- Adjust the position of the text on the path using the Text on a Path controls (shown here).