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I just saw a video on how to do this in Illustrator and was wondering if we on AD can do it. I know there is an expand stroke but that will not make it bigger all the way around not that I know anyway. If there is could you point me in the right direction of video or help please. Thank  

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There are probably a few ways to do this.

One is to use the appearance panel and add multiple strokes to the text in different colours and sizes making sure the larger sizes are sat at the bottom of the stack in the appearance panel.

Or you can do as you said convert text to curves with a stroke. Then expand stroke, then select the stroke and put a new stroke on that, then repeat. (see below for proof!)

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@Diane Window 10 Desktop AD I think I've just realised that you may have mis-understood what 'expand stroke' does in Affinity. It's the equivalent of Path->Outline Stroke in illustrator. It takes the stroke and makes it a shape in it's own right. With that shape you can then add another stroke (thereby making the shape bigger  - which is how you expand outwards, not with the expand stroke as you might be thinking). You can alter the stroke thicknesses to gain the thinner black lines if you like.

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Also, to keep things clean it's probably best to 'Divide' the outline once you've expanded it (using the geometry tools at the top, or Layer > Geometry > Divide), then delete off the layers containing the inner parts (letter holes etc and inner edges of the outline), just leaving the extremities of the outline. This will get rid of the internal stuff which isn't necessary for the outlines once you've gone beyond the initial few stages and filled the internals of the letters with coloured outlines. It will make the file size smaller too.

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Due to the fact that Boris Johnson is now our Prime Minister, punctuation, spelling and grammar will never be worried about ever again.  We now have far bigger problems to be worried about.

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