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I don't think you can get back to a Shape once you've converted it to something else (Curve, Shape Text, ...).

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27 minutes ago, MikeTO said:

It's just shapes that don't have a way to toggle it off.

As I said, you can't get back to a Shape after you've converted it to anything else. (Except by Undo, of course.)

 

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Not sure what you are wanting to do but...
What if you go back in the History panel to before you changed the shape, copy it to the clipboard, then go forwards again to where you were, and paste it back in there.

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13 hours ago, MikeTO said:

You can convert path text back a path by converting to curves and deleting the text parts of the resulting group. It's just shapes that don't have a way to toggle it off.

It works for me In V1 with a "Shape Text" layer, too – while both types don't return to an initial parametric shape object (e.g. "Cog") but to a "Curve" object of course, since turning a shape to a text frame needs to convert it to curves.

EDIT: see next post

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8 hours ago, thomaso said:

since turning a shape to a text frame needs to convert it to curves.

No, the parametric shape remains as the basis of the Shape Text, and its controls are available with Node Tool as usual, so the developers could easily provide a means of getting the parametric shape object from a Shape Text without a conversion to Curves.

 

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1 hour ago, lepr said:

No, the parametric shape remains as the basis of the Shape Text, and its controls are available

Good point, yes, I was wrong before. So it appears both types (path text | shape text) behave in the same ways:  a.) Their parametric handles are maintained as text frames and b.) both result in a "Curve(s)" object if 're-'converted.

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Thus it may need more specification by @MikeTO to the mentioned difference (which I can't confirm) …

13 hours ago, MikeTO said:

You can convert path text back a path by converting to curves and deleting the text parts of the resulting group. It's just shapes that don't have a way to toggle it off.

… regarding the goal: To finally achieve any initial object type or to achieve a "Curve(s)" object?

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5 hours ago, thomaso said:

regarding the goal: To finally achieve any initial object type or to achieve a "Curve(s)" object?

Surely the most flexible and straightforward solution would be to simply recover the base object of the Shape Text. That could then be converted to curves if the user specifically wants a Curve/Curves object instead of a parametric shape.

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