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That worked, Karen, thanks! Now... how did I do that in the first place? 
How did I change it from a shape path to a type path?

Gail




On 11/21/19 5:15 PM, Karen Ackoff wrote:
> There are a couple of ways… let me try this first…
>
> 1. Use the Direct Selection tool (white arrow tool) and option-click 
> the path itself. You should NOT see the little insertion points along 
> the path. The path should be selected and the points should be a solid 
> color (the color of your layer).
>
> 2. Copy.
>
> 3. Delete the existing type path. If it says it can’t clear the 
> objects, select it with the Selection tool (black arrow) and then it 
> should delete just fine.
>
> 4. Paste. It should paste as a regular path. You can also 
> Paste-in-place, and it should paste it in the same spot.
>
> K
>
>> On Nov 21, 2019, at 3:41 PM, Gail Guth <[log in to unmask] 
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>> Hi - Working on a map for a client, in Illustrator CC (latest 
>> version). The map was created a few months ago, and on it is a 
>> shape...or what is supposed to be a shape. I can select it, and see 
>> the correct shape, but I cannot stroke or fill it and it is 
>> designated in the layer palette as "Type" and not a path. How did 
>> that happen and how do I convert it back to a shape/path again?
>>
>> I could just make another shape but I really want to know ow this 
>> happened in the first place???
>>
>> thanks!
>> Gail
>>
>>
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