Convert outline text to editable text
I work with a lot of files that come to me with outline text, which I then have to retype from scratch. It would be a really useful feature if outline text could be converted to editable text - could there be some kind of auto-recognition (OCR) of the outline text and generate editable text from this? Built-in OCR?
The ability to convert outline text into live text will be available through the 'Retype' feature we recently shipped. The released version can identify fonts for now. Soon it will allow you to edit it as well. More details: https://helpx.adobe.com/in/illustrator/using/retype.html
THIS WOULD BE AMAZING
Im always aligning typography within a specific part drawing I receive from Engineers etc. I would LOVE the opportunity to create outlines of my typography to properly align it with a part, then UNOUTLINE that same word to make it editable again. If you're able to outline a word why not be able to UNOUTLINE it? without having to copy it and paste it again... Would love to have this tool in Illustrator
leteisha shaw commented
I work in the design industry and it is quite annoying that after you have created an outline on a text and saved the document on adobe illustrator, you cannot undo the outline to edit, or find out the typeface/and type information (tracking, font size, kerning).
There needs to be a way to edit/undo the outline
When creating a user interface at my job in illustrator, aligning text and iconography is very important. It would be awesome if I were able to create a bunch of live text, create outlines of this text, and move and align text all over the art board then somehow, UN-OUTLINE all the text and make all the text that you aligned to be re-editable and live text.
This would be phenomenally useful.