I have two shapes as seen below

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I want to be able to trim the rectangle so that it doesn't flow into the inside of the circle. When I use Pathfinder's trim option it does not trim correctly as seen below:

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I want the rectangle to wrap cleanly around the edge of the circle, but it doesn't. What am I doing wrong?


You applied the rounded corners effect to your rectangle, you need to expand it first.

Go to Object → Expand Appearance in order to convert the rounded rectangle into an actual path.

Once you do that you can use pathfinder on the shape.

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