Adobe Illustrator/Grouping outlined text

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Hi,

i have gotten myself into a bind. Yesterday I created some text for a catalog and when i saved it, all the letters became there own layer. Some are grouped but only 4 letters or so and not allowing me to edit without over righting the next letter or group of letters. Is there a way to regroup all the text/letter into the same text layer again so i can edit the text?

Thanks in Advance!

Sandon

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HI Sandon,

Unfortunately, no. You will have to reselect each part and put it back together manually. This sounds like you saved it out as a different format (not a native AI format) so it spliced the words apart to keep appearances. Double check your settings when you save out to avoid this in the future.

Sorry, wish I had a magic answer!

Kevin

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