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Filling Text with a Pattern Fill
Filling Text with a Pattern Fill
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Filling text with a pattern fill takes an additional step. Create the text, then go to Type > Create Outlines.
Important! Before you do this, make sure you are certain of the font and that you will not be changing the text. Creating outlines from text renders it uneditable, so you will not be able to change the font or spelling after this step.
Now just apply the fill the same as you would with any object. It can also have a filled stroke if you like.
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