Text-wrap in Illustrator CS6

I typed out text in 14pt. I then typed another letter in 131pt out. I was hoping to have my 14pt text wrap around the 131pt character…but to no avail! I clicked on both items (and my 131pt. letter was above the layer for the other text) and clicked on “Text Wrap > Make”. Nothing happens.
Am i not doing this correctly? I even tried to follow a tutorial…it seems so obvious and simple…yet might this be a bug in CS6?!


  • Set the area type box – you must click-drag with the type tool to create a box, then insert the text into the box.

  • set the drop cap character

  • if you want the wrap to be rectangular around the drop cap. Select the drop cap and choose Object > Text Wrap > Make

live type

  • if you want the area type to wrap the contour of the drop cap – Select the drop cap and choose Type > Create Outlines, then choose Object > Text Wrap > Make


When applying a text wrap, you only want to select the object to be wrapped. Nothing more.

Source : Link , Question Author : yeahumok , Answer Author : Scott

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