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How to break apart text in individual words or letters in Illustrator cs6?


Question

Hi all does anybody know how to break text in words or letters. So that they can be editable individually as text not Path ?

2014/05/11
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5/11/2014 6:57:00 AM

If you have a short text like logo, the simplest way is to use Type tool for every letter creating different object to every letter.

The second way, is to use a free script divide text frame.

Also, take a look at this script, I paste one of the versions here for the case of "broken link", however there are some other version - in the comments they wrote the scripts worked worked.

//  script.description = splits selected texFrame into separate characters;  
//  script.required = select a point text textFrame before running;  
//  script.parent = CarlosCanto;  // 3/5/11  
//  script.elegant = false;  

var idoc = app.activeDocument;  
var tWord = idoc.selection[0];  
var xpos = tWord.position[0];  
var ypos = tWord.position[1];  
var charCount = tWord.characters.length;  

for (i=charCount-1 ; i>=0 ; i--)  
     {  
          var ichar = tWord.duplicate();  
          ichar.contents = tWord.characters[i].contents;  
          tWord.characters[i].remove();  
          var width = tWord.width;  
          ichar.position = [xpos+width,ypos];  
     }  
tWord.remove(); 
2014/05/11
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5/11/2014 7:17:00 AM