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Are text objects solid objects or made up of individual vertices and faces that you can edit? Can they be converted into an editable objects, maybe with the help of an add on? How about tracing it to make a new object?

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    $\begingroup$ Alt C is to hotkey for converting objects to curves or mesh. You will probably want a mesh. $\endgroup$
    – Leander
    Mar 7 '19 at 20:24
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It's made up of automatic tracing of a font. So it's its own type. To convert it into an editable object:

Select your text object. Hit Alt + C and select to either convert it to a mesh or a curve.

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  • $\begingroup$ It doesn't do anything in both object and edit mode. Does this also apply to 2.8? $\endgroup$
    – BlendweMS
    Mar 8 '19 at 20:51
  • $\begingroup$ I don't know. I use 2.79. Alternatives to the hotkey are spacebar > "convert" or, as you mentioned in your own solution Object > Convert to > ... $\endgroup$
    – Benedikt
    Mar 10 '19 at 9:56
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    $\begingroup$ If you're on a mac and don't have alt, you can go F3 to get the command search, then type in "convert" to get the same options $\endgroup$ Jun 15 '20 at 19:05
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I found the answer without using a hotkey. In Object Mode go to menu Object > Convert To > Mesh from Curve/Mesh/Surf/Text.

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