Adding stroke to text gives strange result

New Here ,
Feb 01, 2021 Feb 01, 2021

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I'm advising a friend who is creating logo type for a client. She is new to Illustrator, and I'm just beyond beginner status myself, so this is an issue I haven't encountered before.

 

Her client would like the text to be outlined, but using the stroke feature in the character appearance window creates undesired lines within the characters. (Note the letter "e" on the attached screenshot.)

 

Any quick fix to this, or is she going to have to use the outline font function and then tweak from there?

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Adobe Community Professional , Feb 01, 2021 Feb 01, 2021
Nina, You can try to apply Effect>Pathfinder>Add, to amend the sloppy font.

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Nina,

 

You can try to apply Effect>Pathfinder>Add, to amend the sloppy font.

 

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Feb 02, 2021 Feb 02, 2021

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Thank you! That worked beautifully!

Nina Gilliam
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For my part you are welcome, Nina.

 

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Just drag the stroke under the fill in Appearance panel and double the width.

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