How To Edit Text In An Ai File

Adobe Illustrator (AI) is a robust software for creating and manipulating vector graphics, including images, logos, and other visual elements. A frequent task while working with AI files is modifying text. This guide will walk you through the steps of editing text within an AI file.

Step 1: Open the AI File

To edit text in an AI file, you need to open the file first. You can do this by launching Adobe Illustrator and selecting “File” from the menu bar, followed by “Open.” Alternatively, you can double-click on the AI file on your computer or drag it onto the Illustrator icon.

Step 2: Select the Text

Once the AI file is open, locate the text that needs to be edited. You can do this by using the selection tool (the black arrow) and clicking on the text. Alternatively, you can use the text cursor (the I-beam) to select the text by clicking and dragging over it.

Step 3: Edit the Text

With the text selected, you can now edit it. You can change the font, size, color, alignment, and other properties of the text using the options in the top toolbar or by right-clicking on the selected text and choosing “Text” from the context menu.

Step 4: Save the Changes

After making any changes to the text, it’s important to save your work. You can do this by selecting “File” from the menu bar, followed by “Save” or “Save As.” Alternatively, you can use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+S (Windows) or Command+S (Mac).


Editing text in an AI file is a simple process that requires just a few steps. By following these guidelines, you can easily edit and customize the text in your AI files to create stunning visuals.