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Problem connecting two seperate straight line paths. Please help!

Feb 3, 2013 1:45 PM

Hi there, I'm new to illustrator and have been having a problem connecting two straight line paths. They never seem to line up correctly. Attached is a photo of the problem. I assume this is an easy fix but I can't figure it out myself.


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    Feb 3, 2013 2:07 PM   in reply to digirbbrigid



    There seems to be two aspects:


    One is to get the end points to coincide. You may tick View>Snap Guides, then click one path by the end Anchor Point and drag it to snap (Smart Guides say anchor when you are there).


    The other is to get rid of the gap in the stroke(s), You may join the paths into one, dragging across the coinciding Anchor Points with the Direct Selection Tool and Ctrl/Cmd+J, or you may keep the separate paths and change the Cap to Round in the Stroke palette/panel which will give you a rounded outer appearance); I presume the former is what you wish, in which case you may choose between Round and Miter Join.

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    Feb 3, 2013 3:13 PM   in reply to digirbbrigid

    You are welcome, Brigid.

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    Feb 4, 2013 5:17 AM   in reply to digirbbrigid

    Black pointer: Select the two paths.

    Object>Path>Join (Ctrl J)

    If there are two anchors  where you want just one: Delete Anchor Point Tool (the minus Pen): Click one of the Anchor Points.



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