trying to convert text to a frame

Oct 23, 2018

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hey

i am playing with the new version and seeing what's new.

i wanted to convert a text to a frame (with the frame tool) and when i click on "convert to frame" from the context menu it gives me an error message "unable to convert non-vector font to a frame".

i did not rasterize the text.

what can i do to make it work?

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trying to convert text to a frame

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hey

i am playing with the new version and seeing what's new.

i wanted to convert a text to a frame (with the frame tool) and when i click on "convert to frame" from the context menu it gives me an error message "unable to convert non-vector font to a frame".

i did not rasterize the text.

what can i do to make it work?

thanks

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What font are you using?  Did yoy try to convert your text layer to a shape yourself.  See it that works.

JJMack

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I've just tried to make it fail, but the only time it wouldn't work for me, was after I rasterized the Type Layer.

From top to bottom:

Type Layer — worked OK

Type layer converted to Shape — worked OK

Type layer converted to Smart Object — worked but had to use Frame from layers

Rasterised Type layer — no option to make Frame

I suspect one of the problems is that this so new, none of us have a really good grasp of it yet.  I actually tried to make a clipping mask from a Frame, which was kind of daft because it is a mask in its own right, but like most people, I am still trying to get the hang of it.

If are still having issues, it would be helpful to get a fuller description of what you are doing. If you have worked it out, please share, and teach the rest of us a thing or two about this new feature.

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Deke’s Linked-In Learning tutorial is free for one week, according to today’s email. Here’s the link to the last video in his “What’s New” on the Frame tool:

Using the Frame tool

It works in a similar way to the Frame tool in InDesign, but according to Deke, it is for new users and it’s sole purpose is to move all the tools below it down one notch. And I agree, it does that very well.

He suggests a clipping path instead. The text is not editable once it is in a frame.

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I had the same problem. I had formatted the font to faux bold, and tried to convert it to frame. Same error message as mentioned by you. What I did is just removed the faux bold formatting and everything is ok.

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As I wrote try converting to a shape first.  You will of course lose the ability to edit the text was a shape and when you covert the shape to a frame you have one of the new strange backwards frame layers. But You can do it.

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JJMack

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Your suggestion is quite useful.

Text formatted with Faux Bold like styles might result the error message as is mentioned in @talg999's topic.

Following your recent reply to talg999, I tested to solve the problem in Text formatted with Faux Bold style. But did not work. Removed the faux bold style, and found working easily.

Thank you.

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Hello. I had the same issue.  Clicked off Faux Bold (T) in the character properties panel and problem solved.

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