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How to join two open endpoints?

Apr 10, 2012 2:02 PM

How to join two open endpoints?

I keep getting this error message even though the endpoints do not have this: "To join, you must select two open endpoints. If they are not the same path, they cannot be on text paths nor inside graphs, and if both of them are grouped, they must be in the same group."

 

I've ungrouped everything.

I've tried using the pen tool to manually join.

I've moved the endpoint, then tried joining them.

I've tried command+J.

 

Same message everytime.

 

And if I use the Pathfinder, I'll get unwanted results (i.e. a new path going right though the art)

 

What's going on!?

 
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    Apr 10, 2012 2:09 PM   in reply to blueribb

    Which version of Illustrator are you using?

     

    Can you provide a sample .ai file (including a short description about the paths in question)?

     
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    Apr 10, 2012 2:28 PM   in reply to blueribb

    Thanks, but that's just a screenshot.

     

    Providing a sample .ai file would be better.

     
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    Apr 10, 2012 2:34 PM   in reply to blueribb

    So dump it on a file sharing site like yousendit and post a link. Or just change the extension from ai to jpg and try again.

     
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    Apr 10, 2012 2:35 PM   in reply to blueribb

    Yes, Adobe – incomprehensibly – still does not accept its own file formats.

     

    You may take a common file sharing service instead.

     
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    Apr 10, 2012 3:03 PM   in reply to blueribb

    blueribb,

     

    While uploading an AI file is unsorted, you may consider at least one option:

     

    One is that you have at least one hidden extra Anchor Point, either on one of the paths or as stray or belonging to a third path.

     

    You may find out by:

     

    1) Using the Direct Selection Tool to click, not drag over, both end Anchor Point and then Cmd+J, and/or

    2) Using the Direct Selection Tool to click, not drag over, each end Anchor Point by itself and then move it a bit.

     
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    Apr 10, 2012 3:10 PM   in reply to blueribb

    What does the layer panel say of this path - could it perhaps be a Compound path?

     

    If so: release it, then join, then create compound path again.

     
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    Apr 10, 2012 3:26 PM   in reply to blueribb

    You're welcome. Always keep in mind the layer panel. It has valuable information on the contents of your file.

     
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