How to match up the corners of 2 different lines in Adobe Illustrator?


Question

I have two lines at different angles and I want to get a corner from each line to be in the exact same position. Here's a visual:

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The general problem is that I'd like these two lines to appear perfectly flush and and joined. Maybe there is a better overall way to accomplish this.

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12/21/2013 12:45:00 PM

Accepted Answer

  1. Join the end anchor points of the paths creating a corner, if that's what you want. (Object > Path...)
  2. Expand the strokes to shapes then using the Direct Selection tool, line up the sides of the shapes. (Object > Expand...)
  3. At times, setting the end caps of the strokes to rounded (in the Stroke Panel) will make the strokes appear to connect. This is not always a solution since end caps cna easily overlap other strokes.
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12/21/2013 6:27:00 PM

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