Okay, this is frustrating. I kept getting the following error when I try to join two end points.
To join, you must select two open endpoints. If they are not on 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.
Here's what I have. Both paths are in the same group. I zoom to max and both ends are on top of each other. So, why am I kept getting this error message when trying to join them? I tried to Average and there is no error but yet the path is not closed.
Any suggestion is welcome.
JETalmage, Nov 18, 2011 6:16 AM
I use the Direct Selection Tool (A) to select both ends of the path. When both points are selected by having solid square, I then choose path/join, but it's not joining. By the way both points are on the exact X and Y location so there is no reason why I can't join them. I have done many times before but for some reason this time it does not work. Both of these paths are under one Group according to the Layer tab, and I make this selection and joining at the Group level, NOT the individual layer level.
I looked over the section called "Join two endpoints" and on step 2, which it says, "Click the Connect Selected End Points button in the Control panel.", the Connect Selected End Points button is inactive. I can't click on it. What might have caused this?
Okay, I think I found something here. Since I convert this shape from Text (in my earlier post here), it has created a compound path. I've read on another forum that compound path cannot be joined, so, how do I get rid of compound path?
This is frustrating. I can't even release the compound path anymore. I click on the <Compound Path> layer and go into Object/Compound Path/ but the Compound Path is inactive or grayed out. Any suggestion?
You might be selecting a third invisible endpoint. If you select ONLY the two endpoints of the open curves then you will not have a problem. No need to release compound paths if the path is open and it is in fact an open endpoint.