Help for changing the text

New Here ,
May 17, 2022 May 17, 2022

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Hey, 

I am a beginner with the illustrator. I want to make changes to the text in the file and replace the "Super..." to "Office of the Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion" ,  would you mind helping me with how to do such an edit in there? intuitively I thought I can write any text with the same font. Yet  it looks the fonts are single letters.

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May 17, 2022 May 17, 2022

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Unfortunately the text in the file has been "outlined" which means it is no longer text in a font, but is just the vector shapes of the letters. It cannot be edited as text. You will need to make a new text object using the text tool with your new text, and delete the outlined text. below is what text vs paths look like in outline view.

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how do I detect which font is that?  and how I can make the new text as vector shapes of the letters again?

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The best way is to ask the "UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS URBANA-CHAMPAIGN" for an artwork file that hasn't been outlined. If that isn't an option, you could use a font identification service, eg. WhatTheFont. However I tried this quickly and it didn't do a good job.

 

Actually I did a quick google and found this page that purports to provide the fonts you need.

 

To convert (permanently!) the text to vector shapes, choose Object menu > Create Outlines.

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