I have a vector that is in Compound Path Format. It also has a stroke. I Would like to apply a Gradient to it, but as applying two gradients (one for the color itself and one for stroke) creates a buggy effect, I would like to merge the path with its stroke to create a new shape and then apply the gradient to it.
I cannot find a solution to do so.
Expand Appearance is greyed out and
Outline Stroke creates two Compound paths.