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How do I retain dashes when expanding a dashed stroke? When I choose Expand Appearances, Expand Stroke and Fill, or Outline Stroke, the dashed strokes revert back to solid lines. I'm using AI10 in Win2000 sp4. Thanks! -Danny...

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    Default Help with a dashed stroke

    How do I retain dashes when expanding a dashed stroke? When I choose Expand Appearances, Expand Stroke and Fill, or Outline Stroke, the dashed strokes revert back to solid lines.

    I'm using AI10 in Win2000 sp4.

    Thanks!

    -Danny
    Danny_Finch@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: Help with a dashed stroke

    Danny,

    Try expanding just the fill, not the stroke.

    Bob
    BobHill@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: Help with a dashed stroke

    Danny,

    in case you want to convert the dashed line into single filled objects take the old Flatten transparancy trick. Choose 100 % Vector and enable the checkbox of the first option (something like "convert strokes to fills").

    Kurt Gold
    Kurt_Gold@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: Help with a dashed stroke

    I LOVE THIS USER FORUM!

    Kurt - thanks so much. That worked like a charm. You just saved me about an hour's worth of work!

    -Danny
    Danny_Finch@adobeforums.com Guest

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