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Illustrator: how to determine whether all text in AI file is outlined or not

Sometimes there are empty text objects which are invisible, locked or hidden, but can still get listed as text objects in the file. Use 'Type → Find Font' to see all the fonts in your document and ...
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How can one remove the outline of a selection?

Use the “Stroke paint” tab (instead of your “Stroke style” one) and click on the leftmost button: Or select your object, then Shift+click the cross on the leftmost position in the color palette: Or ...
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In Illustrator, is it possible to preview both outlines and bitmaps at the same time

You can utilize layers. It's possible to have some layers in Outline Mode and other layers in Preview mode. Hold down the Command/Ctrl when clicking the visibility icon in the Layers Panel to toggle a ...
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Style name for 2D outline of human 3D mannequin poses (user manuals)?

I think merely "line art" describes the style - which is essentially defined as anything constructed of basic lines or stroked paths. Most often these are actually drawn either manually or ...
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Knockout text. Illustrator won't do full text

You have a 9pt stroke applied to the white rectangle. It's causing the extra weight after you cut out the outlined words. If that is your issue, just remove the stroke - to be sure you did it just set ...
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How would I add an outline / border around this image?

In Illustrator... Group the Unicorn if it's not already a group. Then in the Appearance Panel add a new stroke to the group. Click and drag the stroke in the Appearance Panel, so that it is below ...
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How to make sharp corners on a line in Adobe Illustrator?

Go to Window -> Stroke Modify the Cap, Corners, Limit, etc (ie, try a higher or lower number in Limit) Additionally, make sure your shape is "closed" by completing the path just in case. EDIT: Up ...
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An apparent glitch in illustrator when outlining strokes

Open or improperly closed paths most likely. Double check your shapes and make sure what's supposed to be closed, is in fact, closed — and not just apparently closed. This is not a 'glitch'.
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How to control text box trap/outset in InDesign?

Make sure the frame has the same fill color as the background and set Stroke > Align Stroke to Align Stroke to Inside. See here how a double stroke should react with the available 3 settings:
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How do you "Set Transparent Color" in Adobe Illustrator?

One Method.... Select > Select All Object > Expand Appearance (if available) Object > Expand (just Click OK in the popup) Object > Expand (if it's still available and not screened back) ...
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Collapsing a continuous gradient onto shape(text) only - in Illustrator

I would use an Opacity Mask... Copy the text (It doesn't matter if the text is "live text" or "outlines". The following steps are all the same.) Select the the gradient shape ...
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How to outline and stroke this image in Illustrator

Trace the image, choosing the Ignore White option in the settings Expand the trace, Ungroup it, and do Object > Compound Path > Make Copy it, and do Edit > Paste in Back, and change the ...
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Small white outline when exporting layers to file

Change the file type to PNG-24 and it should be fine. From Adobe GIF and PNG‑8 formats support one level of transparency—pixels can be fully transparent or fully opaque, but not partially transparent....
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Illustrator: How to add background to images with slight extra border

One method is simply to group the objects, then add a very thick stroke to the group via the Appearance Panel. Lastly, move the stroke below the Contents on the panel.... You could expand this ...
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Photoshop: Is it possible to create a path from the 'centre point' of a selection, rather than outline?

What you seek is commonly called a centerline trace. My research shows me that nothing exists for Adobe Illustrator and there may be an Inkscape extension or feature which works, but I did not pursue ...
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Why is Adobe Illustrator not letting me position anchor points?

If you check View, make sure you have Smart Guides checked but other options such as Snap to Grid, Snap to Pixel, etc. are not checked. With the "Snap to"'s on, it will limit where the point ...
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Why is Adobe Illustrator not letting me position anchor points?

There's a pixel grid in Illustrator, you don't always see it (depending on settings), but its there. Looking at the way it moves around, you probably have pixel snapping turned on. Check your snapping ...
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Some sublayers show in preview mode, some won't

It is possible for some layers/sublayers to be in Outline mode while others are in Preview mode. Check the eyeball icon... if it's got a solid iris, it's in Preview mode.. if the iris is vacant, then ...
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I would like to get rid of the pink outline (path tracing) and white lines in the image below

You can't easily fix that with a PNG file. Instead, download this as SVG, which is a vector format and lets you edit these things properly (make sure you check out their terms of use if you're using ...
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How to trace an image in illustrator and reduce it to only outlines of the edges between colors?

Trace a colour photo Press the Expand button Set the fill to none, set a stroke colour and width. Example
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Illustrator - how do I cut out a shape in text to form one shape and completely remove the cut out

I think you just need to convert your path into a compound path. Select the path and the cutout (make sure the cutout part is above the other shape in the layers panel) and then Right Click → Make ...
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stroke outside selection on a [new] layer in gimp

"Stroke selection" doesn't restrict the output to the selection, the selection border is used as a location for the stroke, which in effect straddles that border. At that point a quick and dirty ...
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photoshop coloring with an outline, refine edge

From the menu with an active selection.... Select > Modify > Expand or Select > Modify > Contract
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