This is perplexing me. All of the shapes I am creating still have a outline around them in white no matter what I do. I can't figure it out.

Has anyone experienced this before?

Appearance Window showing no stoke or fill

The shape looks like this:

What the rectangle looks like, no fill or stroke

I apologize if this is something simple. I've never seen this before, any help is appreciated!

Edit: sadly, I'm only able to post two images currently.

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    Could be a stroke applied to the layer…select the layer in the layers panel (not just all the objects within the layer) and see what the appearance panel says then.
    – Nate Green
    Aug 15, 2016 at 3:40
  • @NateGreen your comment helped me, why not post it as an answer? Jul 9, 2018 at 9:48

2 Answers 2


Click on the whole layer (not the sublayer but the main one) and put no stroke and no fill.

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    Welcome! Can you add screenshot(s) to visualize what to do to solve the issue?
    – Mensch
    Jul 26, 2019 at 17:53

I know this is very late, but I had the same problem.

You need to click on the square box to the left of "Fill" to turn the view appearance on.

Menu View Toggle Box

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