Outlining letters

as requested on support…

Given an image:

where the letterforms are not fully outlined, one can create the outlines by a bit of outlining and judicious editing.

Start by determining the distance necessary for the inset:

Select the geometry in question:

and inset that distance:

Then select the geometry which defines the edge of the M:

and offset to the outside by the same distance:

Select the overlapping geometries:

and choose “Trim Vectors”:

Then click to remove what is not wanted:


Use Join Vectors to close things:

and then delete the extraneous geometry which was created:

At this point there should be geometry which may be used for the outline of the letters:

But apparently the inset distance was a bit too much, so one should redo everything with a smaller distance.

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