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Illustrator: remove curves from multiple points


Question

I have some shapes i am working with in illustrator CS5 and I want to remove the curves from some of the points.

Normally i would use the convert anchor point tool and single click each point, however i have a lot of points i need to do this to. Is there a menu item that will apply this function to multiple points at one time?

2016/01/07
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1/7/2016 7:22:00 PM

Accepted Answer

You could select the points you want with the Direct Select Tool and next the the word Convert select the icon that says "Convert selected anchor points to corners".

Depending on where the anchor points are, you can left click and drag to select multiple anchor points at once.

anchor selections

2016/01/07
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1/7/2016 7:47:00 PM

In CS6 (and maybe in earlier versions), select the path you want to remove the curves from, click Object > Path > simplify and tick the "straight lines" - box. this should do it.

I translated the terms from the german version, so they might not be completely identical.

cheers!

2016/11/04