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Is it possible in Adobe Illustrator to straighten up this track removing the zigzag?

I want to create a line, or a curve, depending on the original.

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Yes, you can use Object → Path → Simplify.

There you can control how straight etc. you want it.

If you want only a straight line, select Straight Lines

Simplify Modal
▲ Red is before, Blue is result.

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    Good answer, but for the sake of completeness might be good to see an example showing a curved zigzag simplified. – Billy Kerr Nov 10 '19 at 14:13
  • @BillyKerr so interesting! My results look nothing like yours when I tried making curved. – WELZ Nov 13 '19 at 2:19
  • Interesting. I experimented a little and found that I get different results when I try it with pixel snapping on versus off, and different results depending on the size of the initial path. A smaller path results in more smoothing. – Billy Kerr Nov 13 '19 at 7:21

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