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Create Outline is grayed out on all files

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Aug 07, 2020

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I'm not sure what happened, but I can no longer create outlines on any shapes.  I'm trying to thin the lines on icons such as this one (.ai, .eps, and .svg files) and I don't have the option to create outlines in the menu and the key shortcut doesn't do anything.  I've tried a couple things I've seen on the forums: expand, flatten transparency, clear preferences, path>outline path, and nothing happens.  I've only used this feature once before by following a tutorial online and didn't have any trouble that time, so am not sure if it's a noob mistake or I've bugged my program somehow.

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'Create outlines' is an option for type objects. You have a group selected. If the heart is a single filled compound path and you want to make it thinner, try Object > Path > Offset Path, with a negative value.

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Create Outline is grayed out on all files

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I'm not sure what happened, but I can no longer create outlines on any shapes.  I'm trying to thin the lines on icons such as this one (.ai, .eps, and .svg files) and I don't have the option to create outlines in the menu and the key shortcut doesn't do anything.  I've tried a couple things I've seen on the forums: expand, flatten transparency, clear preferences, path>outline path, and nothing happens.  I've only used this feature once before by following a tutorial online and didn't have any trouble that time, so am not sure if it's a noob mistake or I've bugged my program somehow.

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Correct answer by Doug A Roberts | Adobe Community Professional

'Create outlines' is an option for type objects. You have a group selected. If the heart is a single filled compound path and you want to make it thinner, try Object > Path > Offset Path, with a negative value.

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'Create outlines' is an option for type objects. You have a group selected. If the heart is a single filled compound path and you want to make it thinner, try Object > Path > Offset Path, with a negative value.

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Hi there,

 

Thanks for reaching out. In addition to what Doug suggested, please check out this help article to know how to create outlines in Adobe Illustrator. Hope it helps.

 

Regards,

Ashutosh

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