I’ve got a polar grid with 8 concentric dividers and 24 radial dividers that creates a sort of circular table. I would like to put text into each of the cells and have it centered between each of the radial dividers. So far I am just creating text boxes and “eye balling” the rotation and spacing to place them into each cell as I go around the concentric circles. After straining my eyes and patience, I’ve decided to ask the community to see if there is a more efficient way to do this.
More data: Currently I use Adobe Illustrator, but if there’s a better option I’ll switch. The texts are just numbers, 1-4 digits currently. I would like them to stay editable. They don’t need to curve with the cells but it would be ok if they did.
This method involves a bit of setting up.
Draw the polar grid and lock its layer
For one column, create arcs positioned for the text
Use the Type on a Path tool to add some text, centre each, maybe reduce the font size on each going towards the centre of the grid.
Select all of the text on paths. Hit R to engage the rotate tool, then Alt+click the centre of the grid. Set the rotation to 15 degrees, and hit Copy.
Press Ctrl+D repeatedly to duplicate and rotate copies all around.