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    Text within a letter / number

    Just to be sure for sure... I just tried it with a different number ...without a 'hole' in it.... and it works fine new layer..same layer ..it works fine. I had to ungroup everything on both numbers ..is that a normal thing you need to do a lot in Illustrator ?
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    Text within a letter / number

    I just double checked actually because I forgot to lock the layers ..but Im afraid it didnt change anything. Its definitely to do with the Compound paths thing.... but how why and what etc... I dont know :unsure:
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    Text within a letter / number

    Hello .... As soon as you said that I thought "yep...thats going to be the answer" ...so I just tried it and nope :-( I can get it to work using the knife tool to cut the paths (think thats basically what it does ?) ...so Im happy it works but as you were no doubt thinking there must be simpler...
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    Text within a letter / number

    Ok...After watching a video on You Tube I think....THINK !! I have found out how to do it..... but I still think there is another way ...like a proper way. So .....Select the letter / number...in my case the number 9....with the problem hole in it lol.... Go to Type...select 'Create Outlines'...
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    Text within a letter / number

    This isnt the right thing of what Im trying to do....and now I cant seem to get it working the way you originally said....just cant get text inside the letter at all now... and certainly cant get round this whole text over the hole in the number 9 problem......its doing my head right...
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    Text within a letter / number

    No that doesnt seem to work....I tried Compound path - Release... and that worked... but I now have text running across the center hole of the number 9 ...if you know what I mean....any Ideas how I solve that lol ?
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    Text within a letter / number

    I have another issue now.....when I try to do this over two numbers....like on the Leavers hoody pic....I can get the first number to work as you suggested...but I cant get the second number to behave after I have done the first one. I go through the process with both numbers selected ...Ive...
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    Text within a letter / number

    Thank you ... Just tried it your way and it works perfectly..... Thats definitely the way to go compared with the long winded and obviously completely wrong route I took :) I take it when you said "make this path that's created your new text box" I dont actually have to make it a text...
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    Text within a letter / number

    This is what I have been playing around with but I have no idea if its the correct or best way of doing it ? I converted the text to a shape by creating outlines... then No Fill...and gave it a Stroke then went to object - expand - expand Fill and Stroke... (No idea what this does) then...
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    Text within a letter / number

    This is the kind of thing I mean. Thanks
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    Text within a letter / number

    Hello to you all. I would like to start by saying that I am very new to using Illustrator....and I appologise if my lack of knowledge annoys anybody at any time....but as I said in the Introductions I am just trying to learn. I have just signed in for the first time on Graphic Design Forums in...
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    A quick hello

    Hello to you all. I have just registered on Graphic Design Forums in the hope this might be the place to help me learn to use Illustrator. Hope you are all well...and I hope my newbie questions dont offend people in the know too much ...Im just trying to learn. Thank you Daniel
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