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Is there a way to tell if a file contains compound text prior to licensing?

New Here ,
Jan 14, 2018 Jan 14, 2018

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I am new to illustrator and trying to get up to speed. My question is if there is a way to tell prior to licensing files in Adobe Stock if they contain compound paths for the text? It seems to be a real pain to find a file you like only to license it and find out you now have to go through the trouble of deleting all the compound paths and replacing the text with your own fonts.

Maybe I am missing something but in my head I want to be able to find a file I like, open it in Illustrator and quickly edit the text, colors, etc. and then use the file as I want to.

Thanks!

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LEGEND , Jan 15, 2018 Jan 15, 2018
Anything with text in illustrator files will have compound paths instead of the text. This is by law as the contributor would not have the rights to sell the font. That is out of Adobe's control. To get around it all fonts must be made into compound paths.

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Adobe Employee ,
Jan 15, 2018 Jan 15, 2018

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Hi Andrew,

You can definitely download the preview of the file before licensing it to check for the details.

Preview is just a low resolution form of the actual image with the watermark.

Regards,

Sheena

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Anything with text in illustrator files will have compound paths instead of the text. This is by law as the contributor would not have the rights to sell the font. That is out of Adobe's control. To get around it all fonts must be made into compound paths.

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Got, it. Thanks for the info!

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Hi! I hope you don't mind me replying to your old answer. I'm not sure I understand. Wouldn't most fonts download from the Typekit? Even if Typekit doesn't have the font we'd still have to purchase the fonts if they weren't packaged in the file. If nothing else, we could replace with a font of our choosing. It's so frustrating to have to rebuild all of the text... 

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