Half circle becomes thicker when doing Object/Compound path/Make

Explorer ,
Nov 17, 2020

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I'm struggling  to do a very simple thing.

I know how to use Object/Compound path/Make and has been working perfectly.

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In this specific project I have a half circle among the shape that I would like to compund.

When I click Object/Compound path/Make a strange thing happens. Please see an image after.jpg attached.

I'm also attaching the before.jpg image for you to see how everything looks before I click Object/Compound path/Make. 

Why is the half circle suddenly so thick?

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Jacob Bugge Most Valuable Participant , Nov 17, 2020
Maja,   The images look as if the half circle was a closed fill/nostroke path (maybe made by outlining an original(ly) stroked path like the others), that has turned into stroke/nofill like the rest of the Compound Path; and the stroke fills the inside (like the fill did) and adds to the total thickness.  

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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How are these objects constructed? Can we see outline mode?

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Explorer ,
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Thanks for your answer. I'm sending an outline mode:

after-outline-mode.jpg

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Maja,

 

The images look as if the half circle was a closed fill/nostroke path (maybe made by outlining an original(ly) stroked path like the others), that has turned into stroke/nofill like the rest of the Compound Path; and the stroke fills the inside (like the fill did) and adds to the total thickness.

 

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Explorer ,
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Dear Jacob, you are totally right! I was working on an old version!

 

If I do a circle in a proper way:

  • as a stroke circle
  • and cut it by half with a direct selection tool and delete

then everything works just fine.

 

A bit embarrassed because I was taking your time without first checking my versions.

 

Sory, Maja

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Maja,

 

There is no need to be embarrassed or sorry.

 

On the contrary, such a challenge is always a pleasure.

 

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