How to Convert Type to Outlines in Adobe Illustrator
The primary reason you might want to convert text to outlines is to make the text independent of system fonts installed on any given computer.
- Using the Selection Tool, select the text frame, then go to Type > Create Outlines.
- When the type has been converted, you'll see paths around the letter shapes.
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