turn a type on path back to a normal path
If you accidently select a path with the typing tool and save it without undoing it, theres no easy way to change it back to a normal path. You have to use the direct select arrow and click on all segments of the path, then copy and paste it, then join. You cant even click and drag to select all segments. Could there be an easier way to turn this back into a normal path?
Ivan Berka commented
Yeah, the issue is quite easily solvable, but once you don’t know the workaround, the process is not intuitive and take precious time and consumes energy. A new function with new item in Illustrator menu is appropriate. I’m absolutely for it.
If we're on the same note I think I have a solution. Just take the Direct Selection Tool, press Alt, and drag the former shape somewhere else. Oh and you gotta select just the shape before dragging, not the text.
Sarah, you can use Group Selection tool to ease the process. It allows to select the whole path to copy — but year, requires precise clicking, better done in Outline mode.