Alert “Text is converted to outline”

While saving a page, you may see the following alert:

This is typically caused by using the bulleted list option in the type menu:

It’s better to avoid this error

When you see this error, the paragraph containing the text has been converted to outlines.

This results in a bigger file size and unsearchable text.

During the design process, that’s fine, but when the site is finished it’s better to manually insert bullets.


Simply type the bullets using the appropriate key combination:

  • option-8 on a QWERTY keyboard
  • option-@ on an AZERTY keyboard

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