Is there a way, using the Scissors tool, to cut type into pieces within InDesign? I've converted said type to outlines, but when I use the Scissors tool I'm only able to bend existing points. Below is a video that shows the process I'm taking.

Thanks for any help.


  • Your video says not found. – DᴀʀᴛʜVᴀᴅᴇʀ Oct 6 '14 at 19:59
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    Are you limited to the scissors tool? I find it a drag (so to speak) to work with. Have you tried (1) masking, and/or (2) using the path finder? – Jongware Oct 6 '14 at 21:37
  • I discovered path finder. Find it funny now I even considered the scissors tool after realizing what path finder is for. Cheers. – sstaccato Oct 8 '14 at 19:52

I would suggest using the path finder.

Here's a link to an article on slicing and some basic how-to's describing both methods and their functionality.



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