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I uploaded a file to a market place but it got rejected. They sent me messages for some modifications and the one modification they want is to close opened paths.

How can I find open paths or their numbers? i.e. how many paths are opened

I am using Adobe Illustrator CS6.

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If you are using Illustrator CS5 or earlier you can use Rick Johnson's Select Menu Plug in.

Mr. Johnson has not updated the plug in for CS6 or newer versions, unfortunately.

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I know this plugin but can't use it. I am using Adobe Illustrator CS6. –  Murtaza Jun 28 '14 at 15:53
I figured that. However, it still worth providing for users who are tied to legacy versions of the application. –  Scott Jun 28 '14 at 19:15

Select all objects Command/Control+A,

Press Window and Choose Document Info

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Choose Object in drop-down menu

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Check open paths:

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@user there are a lot of ways to find open paths, i.e. every time you choose the path or layer this panel will show how many open path there are, secondly you can just see that, you can switch to outline mode or use some script... –  Ilan Jun 29 '14 at 5:50
@user The main goal of the topic starter - not to be rejected by Stock company manager. The only way to be 100% sure he has no open paths - is by the answer provided, because if he has path consisted of 1 point point he can miss it with any other method (especially if it outside the artboard or just below any visible path. Additionally, only by this method one can get the answer from the system. –  Ilan Jun 29 '14 at 9:12
@user Dominic, you should ask others, not me –  Ilan Jun 29 '14 at 9:17

To find and close your opened paths you can: - switch to outline mode Ctrl+Y - look over your paths and find (visually) ones not closed - select opened path and press Ctrl+J

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How would I know if a path is opened? –  Murtaza Jun 28 '14 at 15:28
By eye, actually.. you see that shape has not one edge (it is visible only in outline mode). –  Vnovak Jun 28 '14 at 15:29
Okay got it. Thanks –  Murtaza Jun 28 '14 at 15:41

You can also do it with other CS6 compatible scripts:

Select Open Paths

Close All paths

Select Open Paths

And this super nice one that lets you select open paths, gradients, transparencies, etc:

Extended Select

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Thanks for the links! A few are dead - you might wish to clean them up. –  Tom Auger Oct 29 '14 at 15:23
All working for me when re-checked 2014-11-24 –  spiral Nov 24 '14 at 10:18

I have a method for finding open paths. Using the document info objects, I go through the artwork and select certain pieces and when I find the piece i've selected that shows an open path, I copy that selection over so i can separate the section with the open path and that way it's easier to find. Hope this helps.

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