Ok when I create a text, then I click create outline for the text. It is breaking the letters into seperate parts. ex: T is broken up where every line crosses. How can I connect them to make it just one solid T. Thanks
Sometimes, the construction of letterforms in a font will intersect, and creating outlines will inadvertently cause those broken parts.
You can try to fix it this way:
Save your Illustrator file. That way, if things go wrong, you're just a command away from returning to the baseline
Get your Hollow Arrow/Direct Selection tool
Select each of the separate parts, away from the stroke of the forms or any anchor points. Use the shiftkey to select all the parts. Zoom into the character if need be, to make it easy to select each part
Go to your Pathfinderpanel and select the Uniteoption to merge the multiple parts into one cohesive drawing of a letterform
Often, this will get you past your issue. If not — since you saved it before you started, right? — you can use the File>Revert menu command and all you will have lost is the time it took to conduct this experiment.