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I searched the site and faq without luck. I have an outlined font that I want to fill the whitespace with a gradient. I tried converting the typed text to curves and it appears to have made a single bezier line through the entire glyph (take a C and put a line on the surrounding the inner continuing to the outer edge and then close the C to an O keeping the lines). So, it's treating the text strokes as fill-able but not the whitespace. The attached how do I fill outlineed font with a gradient.pdf shows it well

Is there an way without converting to bitmaps (yuck)?

Thanks

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Hi Pecos Bill,

Welcome to the forums

Are the paths closed? As if they are you should be able to use the fill tool.

Thanks

C

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@Callum 
The OP has an outline font which needs to be filled.
@Pecos Bill

  1. Put a filled rectangle below your text
  2. select both text+rectangle>geometry>subtract
  3. While still selected>geometry>divide
  4. It should now have separate (vector)objects 

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19 hours ago, Callum said:

Welcome to the forums

Are the paths closed? As if they are you should be able to use the fill tool.

Thanks. Yes they are and the tool fills the font stroke, not the whitespace as described above.

19 hours ago, haakoo said:
  1. While still selected>geometry>divide
  2. It should now have separate (vector)objects 

This is the solution. It breaks the inner path from the outer path then the inner shape can be filled. Thanks for pointing me in the right direction.

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