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New Here ,
May 13, 2021 May 13, 2021

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Hello, I want to make an automated action for text that I created.

It should be like that,

I choose a text and then the text is converted to shape (create outlines). Then the text is duplicated and sliced 4 times. 
It's something that I can do? 
thanks!

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That may be doable with an action.

 

Can you clarify what you mean by "text is duplicated and sliced 4 times"?

 

Also, which version of Illustrator are you using?

 

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it should be something like that.

I can't change the text because it's a shape, 

so I want to automate a script.

it is possible?

im using the latest version of illustrator. 

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I think you would be able to create some Convert-To-Shape effects with some transform effects that take up a certain percentage of the item's space from the top (this may only work if your texts are always going to be a same and predictable height), so you would take your outlined group, put this effect on there and expand it, then perform a PathFinder intersect or trim, whatever works to create a result where only the part that was obscured by the effect box would be intersected with the text shapes.

If you copy your original group and do this several times with 4 different graphic styles each having its own coordinates baked-in, you could then probably use distribution to automatically set them beside each other.

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