I'm trying to put this illustration onto the whiteboard (left) But when I try to shrink it, it gets all messed up. I tried doing path-outline stroke. It worked but I losst all the color that had already been filled.

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  • can you attach the file
    – atek
    Jan 24 '17 at 5:08

Since this is more complex graphic, use Object > Expand... rather than 'Outline Stroke.' While these are pretty similar commands, the expand option is a bit more in depth, handling strokes, fills, gradients (if applicable) and will maintain the proportions of your original artwork while resizing:

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^ Expand Options Menu

For a nice summary on 'Outline Stroke' vs. 'Expand' (and when to use each),
check out Cai's answer on this question.

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