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I am a rather unskilled user of Illustrator. I opened a shape that was in .dxf format in Illustrator 10. I need to fill different parts of the shape with color. I have tried just about every thing. Would someone please explain the steps necessary from start to finish how to fill the shape? I can change the line color that makes up the shape, but I can not get it to solid fill. Please Help!!!...

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    Default I need help with filling a shape with color.

    I am a rather unskilled user of Illustrator. I opened a shape that was in .dxf format in Illustrator 10. I need to fill different parts of the shape with color. I have tried just about every thing. Would someone please explain the steps necessary from start to finish how to fill the shape? I can change the line color that makes up the shape, but I can not get it to solid fill. Please Help!!!
    Mark_Gingrich@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Mark,

    your shape seems to be not one path, it consists of many single strokes. Therefore you cannot fill it. Maybe this action will help you?

    -> <http://digbig.com/4bbrs>

    Kurt Gold
    Kurt_Gold@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Kurt;

    Thank you very much; I sincerely appreciate your help. The macro you sent did not work in every case that I tried it, but it worked on about 95% of them. Thanks again, and have a great day.

    Mark
    Mark_Gingrich@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Mark,

    95 % is a good rate. The reason why 5 % failed is that it is a *zero tolerance method*. The paths have to touch or overlap exactly, otherwise a Pathfinder error message appears. A solution that allows you to modify tolerances would be Rick Johnsons Plugin Concatenate.

    Kurt Gold
    Kurt_Gold@adobeforums.com Guest

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