Does anyone know if there is an option to disable to allow me to permenetly weld text together? I create some text, then create it to outlines, then ungroup the entire thing, then in the pathfinder tab I click the Unite button and then in CS3 the expand button would light up and I could expand to keep it that way. Now with cs5 it won't do that, it welds them together but if I double click on the item its still shown as an editable object!! Shouldn't it be welded into one object? Someone please tell me that I am doing something wrong. Thanks in advance.
The behaviour of the form mode buttons in the pathfinder palette was changed already in CS4. In CS3 you created a compound shape by just clicking on the unite button and with alt-clicking you expanded it immediately. In CS4 (and CS5) when just clicking the button the form gets expanded immediately and by alt-clicking you create a compound shape
Thank you. That is what I was looking for. A nice simple fix. Thanks again for your time.