Step by Step Instructions on How to Convert Adobe Illustrator Text to Outlines for PrintIf you want your artwork file to print properly as a banner, it is essential that you have your fonts converted to outlines. If you do not submit files with the text converted, your font will be converted to a default font. When you convert your text to outlines, your text turns into a vector image. The text is no longer editable.
Designer Tip: Always keep a copy of your original file in case you need to make edits later
Once you have designed your artwork in Adobe Illustrator and you are ready, select all of the text. You can tell your text is still a font because it will be underlined.
|Text as a Font will be Underlined|
Go to the toolbar and click on the "Type" menu. Click on the "Create Outlines" button. You can also use the command keys (shortcut) "Shift+Ctrl+O" on a PC or "Shift+Com+O" on a Mac.
|Click on the Type Menu and Select Create Outlines|
View of text that has been converted into outlines