I've come across a very strange issue with Illustrator. When I start the app the default stroke alignment is set to "Inside", which is strange as I read that it should be "Center". This is what my Stroke panel looks like just after resetting the Preferences:
This means that I can't use Expand on any new object, only Expand Appearance, as it already has some appearance applied to it. The workaround I use is "Reduce to Basic Appearance" from the Appearance panel menu. Is it a bug in my copy of Illustrator or is there something that I don't understand (I'm fairly new to Illustrator)? Is it possible to set the default Stroke alignment to Center? Edit: I use the Web profile, in Print documents the Stroke is set to Center.