Why cant i use fontwork on regular text? Its grayed out

I folled the instructions and tips I can find. I pinned it to my toolbar, but for some reason it is grayed out and wonk let me select it no matter what I do

Fontwork creates an “independent” object including graphic text. So there is no direct connection to your flat text contents.

@Badattechnology wrote: for some reason it is grayed out

If I open the drawing tools and start Fontwork the icon is not greyed out even some ordinar flat text is selected… and Fontwork starts immediately after clicking the icon…

but for some reason it is grayed out

Because you must have added the wrong command.

Correct is…

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Create and edit Fontwork – LibreOffice 7.0