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Unable to Expand an object

Participant ,
Nov 05, 2020 Nov 05, 2020

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Selecting an object and when I bring up the object menu (not sure what it is called), the expand menu item is always grayed out. How can I expand an object?

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Nov 09, 2020 Nov 09, 2020

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Hi Phillip,

 

Expand is available only with Repeat options at the moment. You can try another workflow - Stroke > Outline as a workaround for now.

 

Please feel free to submit this as a feature request here.

 

Thanks,

Om

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Nov 10, 2020 Nov 10, 2020

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Expand is not the same as create stroke outline.  And stroke outline is also grayed out and not available.  Please advise.

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 10, 2020 Nov 10, 2020

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Hi Phillip,

In the image that you attached, create stroke outline is NOT grayed out. and yes int this case it IS the same. you are expanding your stroke into a vector path!  

I hope I made it clear otherwise explain more so we know what exaclty do you want to achieve by expanding.😄

Cheers,

Sahar Heu

I teach Adobe Illustrtor on iPad on Skillshare

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Nov 10, 2020 Nov 10, 2020

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How would I go about creating a stroke outline for this intersected shape created with ShapeBuilder?  Stroke Outline is grayed out.6D2E43A1-3D22-4F62-9385-67C7A8F361C4.png

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Nov 10, 2020 Nov 10, 2020

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Nevermind, I have to ungroup the object after I ShapeBuild it to get stroke outline to show up

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Nov 11, 2020 Nov 11, 2020

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exactly! that always groups the devided part and you should ungroup first. it is the same story on the desktop version. I am glad theat you figure it out. enjoy your drawing.

I teach Adobe Illustrtor on iPad on Skillshare

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