It's not clear what you are asking. If you want one border around the entire object, then remove the strokes from the individual objects first, then with the Group selected, add a stroke to the Group using the Appearance panel.
Is that what you are asking?
I want to cut this graphic out on the cutting machine... so I need to make an outline of the whole object, so the cutter can cut alot the edges of the graphic.
In photoshop, i would just select outside the object, invert the selection, and create a path....
Is there a similar workflow in Illustrator?
Because of your last answer (additional to my previous post):
Hope that helps!
NOTE: If you need to edit anything inside the group, use the Group Selection or Direct Selection tools (or double-click to go into the group). Do not ungroup it or you will loose the appearance (which creates the outline). As you adjust the contents of the group, the outline will automatically update.
two souls - one thought.
But - we are already a little further.
yes, it worked out. Thanks so much