I created a rectangle and added two lines inside (it is meant to be a table that will hold text). I want to target selected sections within the overall rectangle, but the Live Paint Bucket Tool only sees the larger rectangle, as below:

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What am I doing wrong, and how can I have the internal lines of the rectangle turn red?


Based on joojaa's comment, I closely checked the figure, and each point is similar to what's shown below, and has a point of intersection:

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  • There might be a small gap – joojaa Feb 2 '18 at 15:02
  • @joojaa Thanks, based on your input, I checked the file, and have updated my question. – Sabuncu Feb 2 '18 at 15:13
  • How do you know its not the intersection of the continuation line? – joojaa Feb 2 '18 at 15:15
  • @joojaa I don't. I am pretty new to Ai, and really don't know how many types of intersection there are. – Sabuncu Feb 2 '18 at 15:38
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    Did you grouped the objects first? In previous version of Illustrator we need to group the objects. Today we no longer need to group them. – LeoNas Feb 2 '18 at 16:15

I was able to solve the problem by clicking "Merge Live Paint" button on the control panel, as described by the following message:

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I am happy that the problem went away, but I don't understand why the paths were in an unmerged state in the first place. In any case, I hope this information will help someone else in the future.

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