Punching text through a vector in Fireworks

I am trying to punch some text through a vector and not having any luck (no good luck at least). I am using Fireworks MX. I have typed the text then gone to Text-Convert to Paths and instead of showing all the points in the path of the text it just shows that the text is selected and I still can’t punch the text through. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Thank you.

After you have converted the text to paths, you need to ungroup it (ctrl-shift-g) then union all the paths (Modify > Combine Paths > Union) to make a composite path. Make sure this path is above the vector you want to punch.