Center text in text box both vertically AND horizontally? - Adobe illustrator

This is a discussion on Center text in text box both vertically AND horizontally? - Adobe illustrator ; Hey all, what i'd like to do is make a text box where i can center the text left-to-right - easy enough with the character palette - but how can i get it to center top-to-bottom?? is it possible? thanks!!...

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Center text in text box both vertically AND horizontally?

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    Hey all, what i'd like to do is make a text box where i can center the text left-to-right - easy enough with the character palette - but how can i get it to center top-to-bottom?? is it possible?

    thanks!!

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    Unfortunately, you cannot really do that. You can somehow fake it by adding an additional fill and/or stroke to the text object, followed by applying the Convert to Shape (Rectangle) effect to these additions.

    As mentioned, just a fake and only sometimes practical.

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    Type>Type Area Options>Offset>Inset Spacing

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