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Can you not duplicate the layer with the text on it and move it out of the compound


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For example here, I need another "U". This happens if I have to work with a font that I don't have and I have to edit something. Obviously I can duplicate, break apart the curve of the whole compound object but this would be much easier and faster.226988889_ScreenShot2018-08-23at12_39_01PM.thumb.png.3269afc4e235802adb447f7318157ccd.png

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I see what you mean now, it will not let you pick out a group of nodes to copy and paste


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First thing to mention is that in Affinity a Compound is a very specific type of object (a live Boolean) - I don't think you are dealing with a Compound in this sense.

I think you have a Curves object (some text which has been converted to curves), and you want to duplicate a letter, right?

You could…

  • Select the Curves object
  • Divide to break into all the separate letters
  • Group, so that the existing text remains intact.

Now you can Control + Click to select an individual letter and Copy Paste at will.

Note: For letters with holes (like the A and R) you will end up with 2 Curve objects (singular) - probably best to Subtract the holes to get a single Curves object (plural).

Note: i and j will have a separate dot, which you should probably Add to the body to get a single Curves object.

Hope that helps, as I can't think of a better method, other than finding the original font!


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