Outline Stroke not working as expected

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Apr 30, 2020

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Illustrator Version CS3 13.

 

I have a rectangular path with rounded corners.

It has a stroke aligned to the inside of the path.

I wish to outline the stroke.

I would normally do this by selecting the object with the Direct Selection Tool and clicking Object > Path > Outline Stroke.

However, when I do this the Outline Stroke created is on the outside of the original path and also does not have the rounded corners.

 

What am I doing wrong?

 

Before

stroked path.jpg

 

After

outlined stroked path.jpg

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Adobe Community Professional ,
May 24, 2020

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Can you try if Object > Flatten transparency does it correctly? You will need to check the option "Outline stroke"

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Most Valuable Participant ,
May 24, 2020

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Or menu: Object --> Expand Appearance

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Explorer ,
May 24, 2020

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I am having this issue also.  The strokes with round caps are flattened. I have tried Outline Stroke and Object/Expand. Both fail to produce the expected results.  Using Illustrator 24.1.2.  Thanks.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
May 24, 2020

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Does Flatten transparency work?

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Explorer ,
May 24, 2020

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Yes, but does anyone know why the other methods no longer work.  Thanks.  

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Adobe Community Professional ,
May 25, 2020

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They usually still work, but sometimes they don't. This might depend on the file.

 

If you want to report it and get feedback from th developers, post it on http://illustrator.uservoice.com. Don't forget to upload your file.

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Jun 03, 2020

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I'm not able to procuce the same incorrect outlines, based on either Outline Path and Expand. I even selected different instances of straight, rounded, and sqaure caps together, with or without stray anchor points (always a nice wrecker to test) to see if that caused any unexpected results. But all methods still work properly...

So there must be something else happening in your files.

Could you try creating a new sample, to verify whether it's a structural problem of your software version ? Or post a copy of your misbehaving file ?

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