Illustrator "divide objects below" doesn't do anything

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Apr 13, 2022 Apr 13, 2022

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I've been using AI for a really long time and today I haven't been able to use the "divide objects below" tool like I normally do. I overlap two shapes/paths together and nothing happens, not even a dialogue box. I did a factory restart for illustrator and nothing has been resolved. Is there something that I am missing here?

 

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Apr 13, 2022 Apr 13, 2022

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The "Divide Objects Below" command does not have a dialog.

 

You may be missing something, as well as me.

 

Can you provide a sample .ai file including an instruction that may explain what you are going to do there?

 

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Apr 13, 2022 Apr 13, 2022

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Zukitz,

 

How about this (the very beginning)?

https://helpx.adobe.com/illustrator/using/cutting-dividing-objects.html

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1. Select the top object

2. Go to Object menu > Path > Divide Objects Below

3. Voilà!

 

This does not happen for you? There's nothing about this that would require a dialog box, as far as I can tell. And what Kurt said.

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