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Except for manually removing redundant anchor points that gets added when unifying two or more objects, is there a quicker operation to wipe in-between anchor points?

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EDIT: To complement Lollero's answer below, here's the setting to automatically remove redundant points from Pathfinder operations (as embarrasingly simple as it may seem, I never thought of this before):

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I know this doesn't help you, but had to reminisce about how Freehand used to make this so easy to do. RIP Freehand. You are missed. :( –  DA01 Oct 17 '11 at 19:11

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Expand does just that:




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Thanks for your pointers. (I updated my question with a screenshot.) –  Henrik Oct 17 '11 at 16:21

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