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How to convert outline to object?

Discussion in 'Corel' started by shuv76, Nov 9, 2012.

  1. shuv76

    shuv76 Member

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    Hello ...I am trying to send a file to someone to router some stencils for me. They need the fonts to have an outline on them for their machine to read it. I tried doing the wireframe but it will not save it when I try saving. It just goes back to regular font.. I select the font and click Arrange then when I go down to convert outline to object it is not highlighted so I cannot click on it. I do not know what I am doing wrong. Any help would be greatly appreciated,, Paul
    Oh I have CorelDraw X3
     
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  2. 2CT Media

    2CT Media Very Active Member

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    You need to convert the font to curves then convert any outlines to objects.
     
  3. ChristianTR

    ChristianTR New Member

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    If you are using illustrator just right click on the text and go to "create outlines". This will turn the font into objects.
     
  4. J Hill Designs

    J Hill Designs Major Contributor

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    corel - convert to curves
     
  5. shuv76

    shuv76 Member

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    I tried converting to curves and after that I go to Convert Outline to object and it is not highlighted, so I cannot click on it. I also tried picking the text and pressing Cntrl Q and that does not work either. I am stuck.
     
  6. SignManiac

    SignManiac Major Contributor

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    Ctrl + shift + Q
     
  7. shuv76

    shuv76 Member

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    Yes I tried cntrl shift Q . I even tried a new page with one word on it and cannot get it to cooperate.
     
  8. GAC05

    GAC05 Major Contributor

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    Post the one word problem file here for us to take a look at.
    (rename the "file.cdr" to "file.txt")

    wayne k
    guam usa
     
  9. shuv76

    shuv76 Member

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    Here is a random word that will not convert outline to object.
     

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  10. shuv76

    shuv76 Member

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    I did something wrong with the upload
     
  11. GAC05

    GAC05 Major Contributor

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    I got it.
    There is no text in the file.
    It has been already been converted to curves (Qtrl+Q)
    You can't convert the outline because it does not have one
    You have to use the "Outline Pen Tool" to to give it something to work with.

    wayne k
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  12. shuv76

    shuv76 Member

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    That is it! I clicked the text and then went to pen outline and clicked the text again and then went to convert outline to object. Then I removed the font and it left the outline. One problem I am having with it though is that I can hardly see it after I move the darkened text away.
    Do you think I could leave the text there with the outline around it and send the file like that or would that not work? Anyway thanks a lot for helping,,,Paul
     
  13. James Burke

    James Burke Being a grandpa is more fun than working

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    Remove all color fills and then try exporting it as a .dxf file. There should be an option to automatically convert fonts to curves.


    JB
     
  14. Mosh

    Mosh Major Contributor

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    Hire a sign person...
     
  15. tintgirl2000

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    best way

    click on text you want to put an outline on.
    DO NOT assign an outline.
    Instead, go to "arrange" on your tool bar. click on "contour". choose your contour for the outside. then assign a width. i ussually start with .25 then trial and error, add till you get what you want. when you do, then go to arrange and choose-break apart contour- then you can change colors for each and the biggest plus about doing it this way is that you can enlarge or decrease the size of the text and the contour outline you created without changing the proportion as it would if you only had an outline that your cutter doesnt see.
     
  16. skyhigh

    skyhigh Major Contributor

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    perhaps you and the router guy are not communicating too well.

    Send him the fonts converted to curves.
    Im betting that is all he really wants.
     
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