You may select all the letters and Object>Compound Path Make, then use that as the Clipping Path for the Clipping Mask.
Thank you for the reply, it helped!
Thank you for the answer, very helpful!
One more question - If I now want to copy that masked text, it does weird things.
How do I copy that masked text? Is it possible? I want to make a drop shadow (vertically flipped) of that text.
For my part you are welcome, Dave.
For many purposes, such as a normal simple drop shadow, you can:
1) Create a copy of the text,
2) Lock the original, and use the copy for the Clipping Mask,
3) Use the underlying original for other purposes.
I am a bit unsure what you mean by a drop shadow (vertically flipped) of that text.
An image/screenshot and/or a more detailed description might help helpers that are a bit slow in the uptake.
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Dave, do you mean this sort of effect?
If so, I just dragged a copy (alt+drag), then grabbed the center top control handle and dragged it downward until I was happy. Then skewed it a bit.
From there you can recolor it black (or whatever), add a gussian blur or feather, or whatever.
Thank you Mark, got it to work. Appreciated
Thank you again Jacob. Just as what Mark illustrated... Appreciate your inputs
Ah, Mark. very nice.