Is it possible to convert all anchor points in a document to corner points?

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Nov 18, 2020 Nov 18, 2020

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I am trying to convert all the anchor points in my file to corner points. My file is something that I used Image Trace to create. The image was all angular and had no smooth corners or points. I know how to convert smooth anchors to corners, but I have hundreds of anchors to convert and I would like to be able to do this quickly. Thanks in advance!

 

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Select All, then with Direct Selection Tool shift-click to deselect one anchor point. Click Convert selected anchor points to corner button. Direct select the previously deselected point and convert it.   Peter

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it's hard to say how to change all the points together after tracing, but you can set the needed mode before it.

Go to Window > Image Trace and in Advanced section set Corners as 100%.
You can also tweak a bit Paths and Noise, but Corners is the main thing for your case.

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Select All, then with Direct Selection Tool shift-click to deselect one anchor point. Click Convert selected anchor points to corner button. Direct select the previously deselected point and convert it.

 

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Very simple!

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I have the same problem. I tried the select all - deselect one - convert suggestion, but it didn't work.

 

My document is comprised of a doughnut shape, divided into 365 wedge sections. Each wedge has 4 corners (so 1460 corners) I'm trying to convert all the corners of the wedges to handle free corners. When I try the suggestion above with a group of the wedges, only one or two of the anchors convert.

 

I would like to try the script but don't know how to download it or what format to save the script in to run it from AI.

 

Thank you very much for any help

 

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Apparently, at least in some circumstances, an anchor point with one handle is recognized by Illustrator as a corner point,  so it cannot be converted to a corner point,  The solution appears to be to convert the points to smooth points, then to corner points. Again, select all the paths but deselect one point. Click convert to smooth points, then click convert to corner points. Select the unconverted point and repeat the process.

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