1- Open Silhouette studio. click on the text icon.
2- Write your text.
4- Once you have selected your font, you will need to adjust the character spacing so you can add the outline and not have them overlaping.
5- When you are happy with the spacing, right click and convert to path. this will make the text an object.
6- Click on the offset icon to access the offset panel.
7- Click offset, then adjust the width of the offset. This will be the gap between the text and the outline. Click apply once you are happy with the space.
8- While the offset is still selected, right click and make a compound path.
9- Select the offset.
10- Select the offset panel and create a new offset. This will become the outline. change the width to suit your needs. Apply.
11- With the new offset still selected, right click and make a compound path.
12- You now have 2 offsets on your text. One for the space (red) and one for the outline(aqua).
13- Zoom into the text so you can clearly see each offset.
14- Carefully select the 2 offsets (aqua and red).
15- Right click and make a compound path.
16- The middle offset (which was red) is now the space between the text and the outline. You can now either group or make a compound path again to send to the silhouette to cut.