How to disable having shapes in Illustrator?

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Oct 23, 2020

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I hardly ever benefit from shapes.
All it does is that I have to press Object->Shape->Expand shape every time I want to
1) reset bounding box.
2) change line shape proportionally if I have used line segment tool. Line has no propoer bounding box otherwise.

I understand that in some cases people need to have shape width and height visible as numbers even when shape has been rotated, but for me it is just an hindrance.

Please tell me that there is way to disable document having shapes alltogether.

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Correct answer by Kurt Gold | Adobe Community Professional

At the moment there is no preference setting that would allow you to always create "flattened" shapes.

 

As a workaround you may consider creating a simple action that expands the live shapes. Assigning a shortcut to the action may simplify the process.

 

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How to disable having shapes in Illustrator?

Explorer ,
Oct 23, 2020

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I hardly ever benefit from shapes.
All it does is that I have to press Object->Shape->Expand shape every time I want to
1) reset bounding box.
2) change line shape proportionally if I have used line segment tool. Line has no propoer bounding box otherwise.

I understand that in some cases people need to have shape width and height visible as numbers even when shape has been rotated, but for me it is just an hindrance.

Please tell me that there is way to disable document having shapes alltogether.

Adobe Community Professional
Correct answer by Kurt Gold | Adobe Community Professional

At the moment there is no preference setting that would allow you to always create "flattened" shapes.

 

As a workaround you may consider creating a simple action that expands the live shapes. Assigning a shortcut to the action may simplify the process.

 

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At the moment there is no preference setting that would allow you to always create "flattened" shapes.

 

As a workaround you may consider creating a simple action that expands the live shapes. Assigning a shortcut to the action may simplify the process.

 

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