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Same stroke settings, but different results in Illustrator vs. InDesign. Why?

Community Beginner ,
Aug 26, 2023 Aug 26, 2023

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I have a problem with the stroke / outline in Illustrator. I came up with a design I liked in Indesign, but wanted to rebuild it for later use in Illustrator. Using the same stroke settings as in InDesign, the Illustrator-version cuts into another, making it impossible to get the same smooth, connected letters that I had in Indesign. Even when converting the font to paths. Google suggested that I needed to bring the stroke to the back and the fill to the front, but that does not fix it. How do I get the same stroke effect from InDesign in Illustrator?

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Community Expert , Aug 27, 2023 Aug 27, 2023

The appearance panel does not show at all what I described in my post.

https://youtu.be/umuBBQ3aIpg (for a group)

https://youtu.be/Xbb_Px58xww (for a text object)

 

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Community Expert ,
Aug 26, 2023 Aug 26, 2023

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Delete the stroke from the text

Group both your text objects. If it's just one text object, no group is needed

Apply a new stroke to the group in the Appearance panel

Move it below the "Contents"

Apply the color and stroke weight

 

If there is just one text object.

Select that with the selection tool

Apply a new stroke to the text object

Move it below the Characters in the appearance panel

 

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Community Beginner ,
Aug 27, 2023 Aug 27, 2023

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I appreciate the effort, thanks, but as I described „bringing the stroke to the back and the fill to the front“ does not fix the issue. Please see attached screenshot. Any idea how to fix this?

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Aug 27, 2023 Aug 27, 2023

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Please show the appearance panel and the layers panel.

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Community Beginner ,
Aug 27, 2023 Aug 27, 2023

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Here you go. Its all in one layer. I added a screenshot from Indesign, which is the look I try to achieve. In the indesign version it’s like there is a stroke/outline around the entire word. In Illustrator the stroke is just applied to each individual letter. Like I said, the option to just set the stroke to the background does not solve the problem. Any help is appreciated.

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Aug 27, 2023 Aug 27, 2023

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The appearance panel does not show at all what I described in my post.

https://youtu.be/umuBBQ3aIpg (for a group)

https://youtu.be/Xbb_Px58xww (for a text object)

 

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Aug 27, 2023 Aug 27, 2023

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It worked, awesome! Thanks for the help, I appreciate it!

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Aug 27, 2023 Aug 27, 2023

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Glad you could solve it!

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