I am trying to put a text along a circle. The circle is a key part of the element. When put the text on path the stroke disappears. Even if I try restroking the path, the stroke does not appear on the circle. The stroke will appear on the text but not the circle.
Last time I truly used Illustrator daily, was Illustrator CS4.
Back then, I had to take the text and offset it from the path.
You can click outside the text along a circle to deselect it.
Us e the Direct Selection tool and click on the path (not the text) to select the path only.
Now you can give it a stroke.
Just reporting back on how this worked out. I tried both of these and it did not work. I tried to add another layer and put a circle on it to stroke. Somehow even on another layer it was affected by the type layer. I was going to try to put the layer on the opposite side, on top vs. below or visa versa.
Instead I just closed the image reopened it and was able to stroke the line when I retried it.
Sounds like your edges are hidden
View >> Show Edges (Command H)