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I draw some strokes for a logo (look at the attached picture).

I used strokes and changed the pressure to have different width along the line.

The end of the stroke is round.

I wanted to export my work in eps format to be able to print it ou use it with Illustrator...

I saw in the eps file in illustrator that the round of my stokes became broken lines.


Come back in AD, I decide to vectorise the stroke (layer menu). In french it's called "vectoriser le contour".

And I obtain the same result : broken lines...

Is it a normal behavior ?

I also wonder why there are so many nodes (and no tools to simplify all those nodes).

It's very difficult to change/adjust quickly the curve with so many useless nodes !!


I hope my explanation is clear.


Thank you.


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Franck, the Expand Stroke command in AD has been a problem from the initial release day.  We keep hearing that it is in the process of being fixed, and will be soon.  But it's been about a year and a half, sigh.  But I'm sure it will be fixed soon.   <_<

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Thank you for the answer.


I keep hope and I'm waiting for the next release :-)

But it makes me keeping Illustrator for a moment for professional projects.

I'm going to draw my logo again on Illustrator :-(

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Before giving up on AD for this, you might try exporting the variable width stroke as a PDF file instead of as an EPS one. (For some background info on the differences between the two formats, Adobe's Postscript vs. PDF page may be of interest.)

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I forget to precise this point.

At first time, I tried to export as a PDF (printing settings), without expand the stroke.

The result was the same as describe with the eps format.

So I tried to select the strokes, to vectorise them and export as pdf... no way.

Them I tried to export as eps and you know the end.


But I still learn to work with AD and AP ;-)


Thank you for the link to the adobe informations about Postscript vs PDF.

I usually use PDF format for printing documents.

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