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New Here ,
Apr 25, 2017 Apr 25, 2017

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Is there a way to define more than three dashes and three gaps in Illustrator?  I am working with a map/plan showing streams - the typical stream indicator is a long dash and three dots (more than can be defined in the stroke dialog box).

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Adobe Community Professional , Apr 25, 2017 Apr 25, 2017
It's a little tricky but make a single line with a stroke and large dashes. Add another stroke in the Appearance panel and make it dots using the rounded end cap. By using multiples of the space and dash it will give something like thisThen make it into a Graphic Style.

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Enthusiast ,
Apr 25, 2017 Apr 25, 2017

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You could make a brush.

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Apr 25, 2017 Apr 25, 2017

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It's a little tricky but make a single line with a stroke and large dashes. Add another stroke in the Appearance panel and make it dots using the rounded end cap. By using multiples of the space and dash it will give something like this

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Then make it into a Graphic Style.

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Apr 25, 2017 Apr 25, 2017

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Thank you Larry!  That did the trick.

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Feb 05, 2020 Feb 05, 2020

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Brilliant! this has been bugging me for a while - Using graphic styles instead of brushes a lot so I can use live paint and my brushes can't be used in live paint groups

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Apr 29, 2020 Apr 29, 2020

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Wha is meaning of then make it into a Graphic Style please?

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Apr 29, 2020 Apr 29, 2020

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Open the Graphic Style panel (Window > Graphic Styles). Select your path and choose New Graphic Style from the panel menu. The current appearance will be saved. Then you can select any path and click on the graphic style to apply that appearance.

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thanks this amswered my question.

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