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How do I outline text in inDesign and why would I want to?

There are many problems that can arise from not outlining your fonts.There might be licensing restrictions which prevent the fonts from being copied and distributed or other technical problems. Outlining text before you send a file for printing can help solve "font" issues.

*Note: Be sure to maintain your original editable version because the text will no longer be editable because it is no longer type but a vector image.

1) Menu > Edit > Select All

2) Menu > Type > Create Outlines

3) Repeat this for each document page.

4) Save file.

A similar approach can be used in Illustrator.