Clipping mask with text
It would be musch easier if text could work as clipping masks without expanding (or apply the create outline command on) them.
Thanks for listening!
Attila, you don’t have to expand a text to use it as a clipping mask.
Just put the text above the art you want to clip, select both, and use Object > Clipping Mask > Make (or use the context menu, Make Clipping Mask). It works for me. Does it for you?