I was typing inside a path in order to create a object made of words, but I decided against it and want to fill back in the object, but now I can't get it to act like a normal object no matter what I try. Is there any way to change it back (besides undo - I saved and exited so that's gone)?
Thanks so much for any help!
Select the Direct selection tool (white arrow tool) click on the type objects path and then drag with alt + left key pressed. You will get a new path )
You may Alt/OptionClick the path with the Direct Selection Tool, Ctrl/Cmd+C, delete the whole Path (&) Type, and Ctrl/Cmd+F to have the bounding path back in (the same) place, then fill it again (and stroke it if desired).