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"You must click on a non-compound, non masking path to create text along a path" while using Type

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Hey. I've already created a shape in illustrator, then I went to select the type along a path tool and the message "You must click on a non-compound, non masking path to create text along a path" I'm not sure what else I should be clicking on so that I can use the tool. 

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Hey. I've already created a shape in illustrator

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Select the path and go: Object Compound Path > Release

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"You must click on a non-compound, non masking path to create text along a path" while using Type

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Hey. I've already created a shape in illustrator, then I went to select the type along a path tool and the message "You must click on a non-compound, non masking path to create text along a path" I'm not sure what else I should be clicking on so that I can use the tool. 

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Correct answer by Ton Frederiks | Adobe Community Professional

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Hey. I've already created a shape in illustrator

I said:

Select the path and go: Object Compound Path > Release

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And there is no option to release the compound path?

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How do I release the compound path? 

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Select the path and go: Object Compound Path > Release

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I don't know how to do that. lol How do I find the object compound path? Sorry I'm new to Illustrator. 

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You said :

Hey. I've already created a shape in illustrator

I said:

Select the path and go: Object Compound Path > Release

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Ok I figured out how to release the compound path, it's working. Thank you. 

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Good to hear that helped!

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I did that. I'm still receiving the same error message. What step am I missing in this equation?? 

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Can you detail the steps to create the path that gives you this problem?

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With the path selected, go to the Object menu at the top of the screen. Click on that, then drop down near the bottom to Compound Path. "Release" will be one of the options that appears. Click on that.

 

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I did that. I'm still receiving the same error message. What step am I missing in this equation? 

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Hi Jordan,

 

Thanks for reaching out. In addition to the suggestions given above by Ton & Peter, I'd request checking out this help article to know more about compound path. Hope it helps.

 

Regards,

Ashutosh

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