Use the version of Illustrator which created the file originally to edit the smart object. Hello forum! How do I change a word on an arrow not done as separate layer? Select the font you would like and adjust your size. When this preference is deselected, you can click the type or the path to select the type. Now you have a vector graphic that can be endlessly manipulated — just be aware that you can’t edit it as text anymore. No, You cannot edit the text after it is converted to shape, outline or path. Hi there I am editing an AI file and need to replace existing text with my text. file to edit text. 3- Select the type tool and write your text. Click EDIT to write this answer. 4- We now need to be able to access each letter and its anchor points. I hired a person to design a business card for me and he sent me the original .ai file for if I ever wanted to make changes or to even submit to printers for printing. Upon hovering over live text, I first see a pencil cursor with circle/line indicating "can't edit". When I use the text in adobe illustrator it usually works for about the first 20 minutes of my project and then out of nowhere it quits working right. I cannot edit the text. 1- Open up Ai and create a new art board. Select any part of the letterforms. VisiHow QnA. That’s all there’s to editing text in vector file using Illustrator. Windows > Pathfinder. Posted on 27th March 2017 . Press ESC to select the text object, and then right-click and choose Create Outlines. I want to change the word but it was done in 1 layer and there doesn't seem to be a text box. Re-save the file using Save As.. as a native Illustrator file for the version you are currently working in, then replace the smart object in Photoshop with this new, updated, vector file. Want to join in? Editing text in Adobe Illustrator. VisiHow QnA. I ungrouped it, but that still seems to not work. Illustrator :: Can't Edit Text In AI File Aug 25, 2012. Select any part of the letterforms. When I select the "text" box, the box is visible, but I cannot edit the text. The instructions for illustrator state you are required to. You can set this preference by choosing Edit > Preferences > Type (Windows) or Illustrator > Preferences > Type (Mac OS). What happens is it seems like the text box is getting locked into the size that I make it, and I can't change the size of the text box. This section is not written yet. Now that we have the basics out of the way, let’s get to the second part of the problem. Using Illustrator I have an image, an arrow with word projects on it. 2- Open pathfinder. When this preference is selected, you must click directly on the type path to select the type. I recently lost the ability to edit type in an extensive, mission-critical Illustrator file. Right click and Ungroup your chosen illustration then select the Isolate Selected Group option. 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