I am familiar with the Convert to Shape effect which lets me replace Ellipses by Retangles.

However I would like to convert ellipses into triangles (3 sides polygons). Is there a way to do that?

Ps: I have multiple ellipses I want to convert at once without changing the size and position.

  • It doesn't seem to me that Illustrator has a quick way of doing this. It could definitely be scripted. But InDesign has that functionality. A quick fix could be to copy the ellipses from Illustrator to InDesign, change them to triangles and copy them back to Illustrator.
    – Wolff
    Feb 8, 2019 at 17:44
  • Okay! Thank you for your comment! I'll study there approaches :) Feb 8, 2019 at 17:58

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I was able to do so using the following scrip: findAndReplaceGraphic_centered

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