Adobe Illustrator/Combining anchor points


I have an object that has a break in the line.  I tried to combine the anchor pts to complete
the object.  Finally, the two anchor pts combined, however, the line on the outside of the
selection line where the two anchors combined, is open.  I filled the object with color and it
stays within the object.  What is this break in the outside selection line?   Do I need to worry
about the object being a connected line or not?  What is going on Kevin?  Thank you

Hi Marsha.

It sounds like you have two objects directly on top of each other. Try this - first save your work. Then select the object you can fill and cut it from the page and see if anything else remains. If so, delete the duplicate object and then go to Edit>Paste in Place to reset the original object.



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