Ok, so I'm trying to use a text character to create a path and then type along the path. I do Select/All and Type/Create Outlines but when I attempt to use the text path tool it tells me I cannot select a non-compound, non-marking path. All I want to do is create text in the shape of a character. Any suggests?
I think you have misread that message. It probably looks like this…
This means the path cannot be a mask, and cannot be part of a compound path. Compound Path means two or more paths that combine to form a single shape. The most common use for a compound path is to cut a hole into another path, like the counters in A B D O P and R . That’s probably what’s happening with you. Select the path, then go to Object > Compound Path > Release.
Now you can use the type on a path tool.