How do I vertically center text in a box in Illustrator CS5? I cannot find a way to do that; in InDesign, it’s a click away!
From Illustrator text Vertical Align (check the link for tutorial):
I noticed in a few forums people wanting to use vertical align and a
little frustrated at why they can’t. The reason is that Illustrator
isn’t a layout application (and neither is photoshop) though people
use it for that purpose. InDesign is the layout application and yes
InDesign has vertical alignment of text boxes.
If you want a text to be centered vertically with the image holder, select the items you want to align and use the “align” pallet. You also might want to play around with the “align to” area in the bottom right part of the palette. Also to note is that when you have at least two objects selected the icons in the align palette show up at the top in the toolbar.
The trick is the change of mindset, don’t align the text to the text
area, but the text area to something else.