How do I delete the center of the letter A in Adobe Illustrator CS5?
I need the center of the letter A in Illustrator to be transparent so you can see the background underneath. Same with letter D, B, O, P, R.
I imported a vector version of a word, and I am able to select the letter but if I click delete button it deletes the whole word.
Select the letter and its counter (hole) and choose
Object > Compound Path > Make.
Window → Pathfinder
Select your letter.
Click on "divide." That should punch a hole in the middle of your solid R or A.
Click on the WHITE arrow (Direct Selection). Click on the LINE around the counter space (the open spot you want to see through) and delete.