Pull apart pie chart slices in Illustrator but retain stroke


Question

I have a pie chart created using Illustrator CC's Pie Graph Tool:

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I want to separate the slices to create a gap in-between. I see that this has been asked and answered before, but the answer causes a loss to each slice's stroke (gray becomes white):

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Is there a way to add the dark gray stroke back onto the slices? I know that technically they are not actually separated, so must they be ungrouped or something first?

Thank you.

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4/13/2017 12:46:00 PM

Accepted Answer

First ungroup the Graph by pressing Shift+Cmd/Ctrl+G. This warning will appear:

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After this you will get lots of groups within groups. To get rid of this press Shift+Cmd/Ctrl+G some more, until only the slices of your graph are left in the layers panel:

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Now use Effect > Path > Offset Path with a negative offset value:

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12/8/2014 9:37:00 PM

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