Convert text to a path
When you change text to a path in Microsoft® Expression Blend, the entire block of text becomes a single path that has vector points that define the shape of each character from the original text. After you convert text to a path, you can then release the resulting single path to multiple paths, with one path per character of text, plus one path per enclosed loop in a character (such as an "o").
|You can only change text to a path if the text is contained within a TextBlock or RichTextBox.|
- Select the TextBlock or RichTextBox object that contains the text that you want to change to a path.
- Click the Object menu, point to Path, and then click Convert to Path.
- To separate the resulting path into multiple paths, one path for each character in the text, click the Object menu, point to Path, and then click Release Compound Path.
- To recombine any paths, such as those that make up a character with enclosed loops, select the paths (hold the CTRL key to select multiple items), and then click Create Compound Path under Path in the Object menu.