Building the sketch

i am making an animation for my company Real FX Studios and i want to know how to add a build effect to text. I am lazy and don’t want to have to model text so i figure that i could add text but when i try to go into animation buttons and add a build effect there is no option - what should i do?

never mind - i just figured it out!

select text then go to boject button and select convert type to curve then go back to convert object and convert to mesh and then all of the effects are there! just went through the backdoor but the principle i just learned is very good! :wink:

hopes this helps someone!