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Design Adobe Illustrator for Web Design Logo Design Converting Text

Convert "Shape Data" back to "Font", Is this possible?


After converting the text to an outline, by going to Object => Expand, so the font is now turned into shape data.

When sending this to another user, Is he/she will be able to convert the shape data back to font, so it will be editable again and they can change the text?

Is this doable?

1 Answer

Dennis Weinhardt
Dennis Weinhardt
3,680 Points

Unfortunately this is not possible. Once you've converted the text to a shape you cannot change the text. A good workaround is to keep the text object in the document and hide it (for example setting opacity to 0 and locking the layer).

Thanks a lot Dennis :)