After 21 years using FreeHand, I'm trying to switch back to Illustrator—at least for one new client. It's always hard taking over a complex file that someone else created, but I can't figure out how much of the idiosyncratic structure is just the different metaphor Illustrator uses.
First, under the Layer "Station Names" it looks like there are 200 sublayers, each with one station name on it. Is this normal? Why aren't all those labels on a single layer?
Second, I can't find a style anywhere that defines the station names. How do I change all of them to a different typeface?
Third, will that automatically change all the white halos that have been created for those names? It looks like those are separate text objects.
Finally, how can you make haloes for only a couple of characters out of a label? When individual characters are selected, the Add Stroke option in the Appearance Palette is grayed out.
Thanks, folks, but if you're helpful . . . more questions may follow.