This is typically a problem I encounter when expanding and uniting a blend in Illustrator, but I can think of other times when this would be helpful. I've deleted the inside points and reconnected the points with a straight path. The simplify tool doesn't do exactly what I'd like. I'm hoping someone can think of a solution to this problem. Again, I would love to select multiple points and turn them into a straight line while removing the excess inside points. Thanks so much! enter image description here

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Select the inner anchors with the Direct Selection or Lasso tool....

Or select all the anchors, then hold the Shift key down and click the first and last anchor to de-select them, and then.....

Click the Delete Anchors button on the Control Panel across the top of the screen.

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