I have simple annotation text created using text block. I need it to follow a planar curve and sit one side of that curve, the inner side (side towards curve centre point).
I see a post on the internet. Draw a straight line beneath the text. Select the text, then select TRANSFORM__FLOW ALONG CURVE. You will then be prompted to select the backbone curve (the straight line), followed by the target curve (this is the curve you want the letters to wrap around).
There are options in the dialog (stretch, rigid, etc) that you will have to experiment with to get your desired effect.
This doesnt work as one cannot select the text !
In Freehand this would have been draw curve, select text and select attach to path, then pulling on path ‘handles’ would see text take up whatever curve was created, one could also drive the text along the curve, great for street names etc.push it around the bend. Alter its baseline to sit it above on or below path etc. Text was editable in situ.