Recovering paths from type on a path
Posted 26 May 2008 - 10:46 AM
Posted 26 May 2008 - 02:05 PM
I don't know of any way of doing this otherwise, but even if there is, it is probably so buried in the interface that the above method is most-likely still faster.
Posted 26 May 2008 - 03:07 PM
Posted 26 May 2008 - 06:29 PM
That's that I tried, but it never seemed to work. Even after giving the path a stroke, it remains hidden because Illustrator still thinks it is now text, not a path. Ultimately, I had a backup copy of the file which contained the original path, so I copied and pasted from that file to recover the path. However that was just a stroke of luck, so to speak.
go into the type with the type tool (or double-click using a select tool) and delete all text. Then select the (invisible) path with the direct or group selection tools and give the path a stroke.
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