Putting text in a filled in shape

Hi all
I dont know if im missing something really obvious here but ive forgotten how to do this. I have a oval shape that i want to fill in except for the text i have inside of the oval. no matter how i go about this the preview shows the oval is completely filled in and that there is no text.

Make the text the same colour/layer as the oval, that should do it

The fill of a shape is determined by the boundaries of that shape and acts as an ON / Off toggle as shown in the following post. With this reminder, building shapes and text to produce as you’d like will become second nature. :wink:

thanx guys. your help is much appreciated.