That the first thing that I did. I tried every pointer tool. Even tried reducing to paths and then grouping. Never got the "Type following path" to light up on the pull down menu.
Finally did a work around by reducing to paths and then placing each individual letter in the size and angle that I desired. It actually came out more organic looking than the "type following path" rainbow.
Still would like to resolve why no active menu for this feature. Would appreciate any body sending a 1 2 3 steps on how to make it light up.