I want to align a textfield to the top left of a box, as per how the Grid Systems cover looks:
The round letters in the headlines should overhang slightly. I am able to get quite close by using:
Preferences > General > Use Preview Bounds
Effect > [Illustrator Effects] Path > Outline Object
The results of this are:
However, it’s not where I want it, I want to align the top-left anchor of the “I” to the red box, rather than the bounding box of all the characters (due to the round letters).
How do I align a single letter within a live text path / object, so that the top left of the letter is anchored to the top left of the bounding box?
This happens because some characters like ‘S’ and ‘O’ slightly higher than ‘I’.
You could convert the text into outline
Type > Create Outline and place it to the top left corner.
By enabling Smart Guides (CTRL + U) you could easily position the text.