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I have been using a workaround for when I need to make lettering thicker, since there is no path offset tool yet. I add a thicker stroke and then I expand the stroke and then I add them together to complete it. However, when I am expanding the stroke it is adding gaps in random places, so I end of with random spots in the middle of my letters.

Picture 1 is before I add them all into one. Picture 2 shows a close up on the "s", also before I add them into one. Picture 3 shows a close up on the "s" after I "add" them.

Any help is appreciated! Thank you!

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3 hours ago, keowlicreations said:

I need to make lettering thicker

Set Stroke width to non zero in Stroke panel.

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10 hours ago, keowlicreations said:

I have been using a workaround for when I need to make lettering thicker, since there is no path offset tool yet. I add a thicker stroke and then I expand the stroke and then I add them together to complete it.

Don't add them together to complete it. It is complete after you have added the thicker stroke.

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15 hours ago, keowlicreations said:

Picture 2 shows a close up on the "s", also before I add them into one. Picture 3 shows a close up on the "s" after I "add" them.

Those artifacts are usually a sign of redundant nodes, caused by the less-than-stellar implementation of boolean operations in Affinity…
You may need to inspect those nodes before adding, and possibly clean them up manually.

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8 hours ago, Old Bruce said:

Don't add them together to complete it. It is complete after you have added the thicker stroke.

I have to add them together because they can’t have each extra line from expanding the stroke. I use these as cut files for my silhouette machine, so if I stopped there, then my cut file would have 3 different widths cut. I hope that makes sense. 

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14 hours ago, keowlicreations said:

I have to add them together because they can’t have each extra line from expanding the stroke. I use these as cut files for my silhouette machine, so if I stopped there, then my cut file would have 3 different widths cut. I hope that makes sense. 

Makes sense.

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