I have a logo for an organization I volunteer for that I guess was originally made in such a way that it consists of a large number of "slices" on top of each other. I don't mean slices in the same meaning as the tool in Illustrator, but rather separate, horizontal objects on top of one another that together form the logo. They are not overlapping but have common anchor points.
Here is a crop of the logo file: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/2525218/as-logo.ai
How do I merge these slices into one object? I'd like to clean up the logo and the paths are quite hard to modify as it is.
Thanks for the help!
Work in outline mode. With the Direct Select tool, drag across each of the horizontal line pairs and delete. Then Select All and Object>Compound Path>Release. Individually select each object and do a Object>Path>Join (it helps to have the Dcoument Info panel open and set to Objects). Make sure you have closed paths as Indicated in the Doc Info panel. There should be 15 closed paths. Then just select all and Object>Compound Path>Make.