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.

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4/30/2012 9:21:00 PM

Accepted Answer

Select the letter and its counter (hole) and choose Object > Compound Path > Make.

12/27/2014 5:31:00 PM

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.