Type on a Path Tool - Text disappears
After designing and saving the Illustrator file, everything seems normal.
Once I reopen the Illustrator file, then the text that has been placed on a curve (Type on a Path) disappears.
I have to either cut the entire path with text and then paste in place for it to work or select the curve that has the "invisible" text and reselect the font.
This has happened in different working files of mine.
Operating System: Windows 11 Pro
Version: 10.0.22621 Build 22621
Motherboard: X570 AORUS XTREME
System Type: x64
Processor: AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
RAM: 64gb (G.Skill 4x 16gb Trident Neo Z)
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER
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Maxime Moreau commented
We found a pretty big bug involving the Type on a Path.
If we open an Illustrator file made with AI 27.5 and before on any newer version (From 27.6.1 up to 28.0), any Type on Path is disappearing from the file.
As you can see in the screenshot, we no longer see the text, even in outline mode, even if it's still there. I can select it if I click in the area it is supposed to be, when I do, we can see that a color is applied to the text, but we can't see the text itself.
If I do any modification to it (changing color, moving it, add text etc.) it shows up. To this point when I undo the change, the texte go back to it's original state but now I can see it.
I tested every version of Illustrator and 27.5 is the last version it doesn't do this. At 27.6.1 it does this, as if there was something changed with the Types on a Path on this update that broke the tool.
We have a lot of files setup with this type of text and it led to a lot of production errors and costs.
Yes, type-on-path got broken recently (https://illustrator.uservoice.com/forums/601447/suggestions/46897540) in the latest release, and this problem might be relevant and have the same cause.
Please check if you have the same problem.
The team is aware of it and is going to fix it soon.