Illustrator: Type in circular vector & background colour disappearing


I'm having problems adding text using the type path tool in illustrator within a round vector.

Every time I go to type on a path though the background colour disappears. Here's an example:

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If anyone can help and it's the blue area I want to get circular text within.

I also tried saving it as an image and creating new paths, but get the anchors lined up without the background turning white...any small suggestion on how I could do this would be great.

9/4/2012 3:36:00 PM

it's because it's turning your ellipse in to a text path. that's why the filled colour is no longer visible. what you can do is lock your design and draw another ellipse on top of your design to match the original ellipse, and use that ellipse as your text path. And you can set up other stuff like Scott mention above.

9/5/2012 8:55:00 AM