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Cannot divide shape if it was filled with text previously

Enthusiast ,
Dec 11, 2022 Dec 11, 2022

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I cannot divide the shape with the line with Pathfinder "divide", gettin this message.

I reconverted the shape into a graphic by giving it a fill color (before it was filled with text).

And Object > Expand appearance is greyed out for the shape.

How do I divide it?

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Community Expert , Dec 12, 2022 Dec 12, 2022

Make sure you select just the path. You can do this by using the group selection tool and clicking on an anchor point.

 

You might want to study the documentation thoroughly.

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Please show us the Appearance panel for the selected object. Also: which Pathfinder do you use: the panel or the effects?

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Your screenshot shows that the grey filled object is still a type object. That's why you get the warning message.

 

To convert it to a plain path, you'd have to select its path with the Direct Selection or Group Selection tool, copy and paste it and use that new path for Pathfinder Divide.

 

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Thanks, meanwhile figured it was easier just to recreate the path, cause it's an offset of the path below it.

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That is because your selection is still a path. As you can see selected with selection tool

 

Screen Shot 2022-12-11 at 10.22.09 PM.jpg

 

Select it with the hollow tool as a path, copy to clipboard. Select and delete the original text path, then paste in front.

Screen Shot 2022-12-11 at 10.22.19 PM.jpg

 

Use tha appearance palette to confirm while you are working.

 

 

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That doesn't work, after I paste it to front, it's still type:

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Make sure you select just the path. You can do this by using the group selection tool and clicking on an anchor point.

 

You might want to study the documentation thoroughly.

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I selected it at the layers, it's visible there what is selected.

Is there anything selected that shouldn't be?

But it works now, yes it didn't work because I didn't select it with the group selection tool.

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