Convert text to shape problem

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Jan 30, 2022 Jan 30, 2022

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Hi, i will get a error message, as seen on the picture. I it just a normal text layer. I have tryed with different fonts. Screenshot 2022-01-30 at 17.22.07.png

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Jan 30, 2022 Jan 30, 2022

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Did you try Type > Create Outlines?

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Jan 31, 2022 Jan 31, 2022

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Yes, creatre outlines direct from the type will not work. But thats the action i want to acheive though by creating it to shape first.

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Jan 30, 2022 Jan 30, 2022

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Can you share Ai file via any cloud? Thanks

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Jan 30, 2022 Jan 30, 2022

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Hi, Carol,

 

Convert to Shape has nothing to do with converting type to paths. It is about generating "Live Shapes" (see Help files) from common paths and only applies to paths that were, or could have been, created with certain specific Illustrator drawing tools.

 

I suspect that Ton's suggestion is the direction you want to go.

 

Peter

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Jan 31, 2022 Jan 31, 2022

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Yes,  i want to convert my text in to a shape so i can modify it in certain "shapelike" ways. To outline it directly will not work, since it need to be a shape first. I have done it this way, a lot of times before.

Do you have any suggestion?

 

Thanks!

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What do you mean by modify it in certain "shapelike" ways ? And what makes that different from type converted to outlines?

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Jan 31, 2022 Jan 31, 2022

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For example do extend the "fot" of the letter F. It would be great if i could just create outlines from the type (and skip the convert part), but it does not work.

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Jan 31, 2022 Jan 31, 2022

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You keep saying, I think, that you can't convert to outlines. That's the problem to solve. What exactly happens when you try?

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Yes,  i want to convert my text in to a shape so i can modify it in certain "shapelike" ways.


By @carol grandpierre

 

You cannot convert text to a shape. That's not how that function works. So what is the "Shapelike" that you want to do?

 

And why does Type > Create outlines not work? Just forget Object > Shape > Convert to shape (it's not what you need or can do in this case)

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