How to convert text to a mesh.

I need to convert my text to a mesh to use the boolean modifier, but I have no idea how to do this. I know it’s probably VERY simple.
Please help!

Yup, quite simple. Go to object\Convert ext to mesh.

Select the font.
ALT-C (Choose Mesh From Curve).

Good luck, boolean has always disappointed me.

When converting text to mesh, mesh complexity from conversion can be controlled with number you set in DefResol button.

Wow that is a nifty tip ridix, I never knew that.