9 Replies Latest reply: May 13, 2012 3:36 AM by Ronald_Simpson RSS

    How create a single path to type on, not compound path from many paths?

    wayneg2012 Community Member

      Hi,

       

      I am a bit new to illustrator, but I am having trouble figuring this one out.

       

      I have some negative space I created(black area, see image) that I want to fill with type, not just a simple fill.

       

      Basically I want to create the negative space from a bunch of small minus signs(-) that need to line up as they go across. If I type on each path one at a time as the text doesn't line up that way. This needs to be one continuous path.

       

      Unfortunately if I add them together, it creates a compound path, which you cannot type on, unless I am mistaken? So I need them to be a path, not a compound object.

       

      Hopefully that made sense, any help would be greatly appreciated.

       

      Thank you!

       

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