Group texts next each other


When I open a PDF on Illustrator, somethings the text layers are separated -- possiblely because of PDF compression. How I can group this text layers in a unique layer -- not grouping.


Many text layers:  [H][ello ][Wor][ld][!]
Unique text layer: [Hello World!]


I colored each text node just for explain (you can note nodes too because of blue dots), naturally it is a unique color. I need that it turns in a unique text node.

5/26/2015 9:58:00 PM

Accepted Answer

There IS an automated method. You can use Wundes' Join text frames script, which will take all the separate text boxes and merge them into one.

5/27/2015 8:20:00 AM

Select the text with the Direct Selection Tool (the white arrow).

Copy and delete or use Edit > Cut

Grab the Text Tool and click to start a new text object, then just paste. The formatting (color) should paste right along with the text.

The pasted text will be one string. You may have to reposition the new text string.

One way to get around repositioning is to copy everything, then delete everything except the first text object. Then using the Text Tool, highlight that remaining text, then paste.