I could not find a font that I liked so I kind of made my own. However I used so many strokes with my brush that it makes ai very laggy when i try to downsize, move etc. I was just wondering whether there was a way to make it into like a shape. I tried convert to shape but it did not really work. Thank you!

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  • Select All
  • Object > Expand Appearance (If Available)
  • Object > Expand
  • Click the Merge button on the Pathfinder Panel.
  • That in fact made it worse... :( – DanMcMan Jul 16 '17 at 2:28
  • How so? That should have converted all the separate brush strokes to solid objects with less anchors. – Scott Jul 16 '17 at 2:41
  • I do have them grouped already, that could be what was wrong. I'll try again when they are ungrouped. – DanMcMan Jul 16 '17 at 2:47
  • Just tried it again, it creates even more lag for some reason.. – DanMcMan Jul 16 '17 at 2:51
  • Expand as described above, then save the file. Then relaunch Illustrator. – Scott Jul 16 '17 at 3:37

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