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Yes, you can use Object → Path → Simplify. There you can control how straight etc. you want it. If you want only a straight line, select Straight Lines ▲ Red is before, Blue is result.


Instead of working with circle arcs, do it with complete circles with dashed strokes and change the dash and gap sizes. In this example, starting with two circles blend (left), expanded and ungrouped it, add a dashed stroke and change the dash and gap size individually. Rotate the circles to match the position. Expand appearance when it's ready.


You can check the lengths of existing paths from Document info panel. There's subdialog Objects for it: You can make circles with a wanted path length difference by drawing equally spaced full circles. The easy way is to draw 2 circles, align them to the same centerpoint, make a blend, expand the blend and ungroup it to get separate circles. Then draw 2 ...


-1 you can also simply save as EPS file and then open the file in Illustrator WORKED PERFECTLY for text as well - though the text has been converted to outlines it works for my purposes


Perhaps I'm a gluten for punishment, but I'd do this simply with additional fills/strokes in the Appearance Panel... and the some transform Effects. This would tie the number to the circle.. and then I'd position them manually. Select the text with the Selection Tool (Black Arrow) Add a new Fill in the Appearance Panel Highlight that new fill and... Choose ...


Bringing the comments to life the Carlos Cantos's tips + the use of the Script to number the objects(anchors in this case)... Here are the steps to get what you want, I think. The code I'm using here. Create a simple txt file. Place the code and save it as .jsx. var document = app.activeDocument; //Use the current open Ai File var selected = ...


Solved: in order to keep the gradient continuity and have the possibility of moving the shapes without changes on their gradient proportion, make a compound path and then apply a pathfinder "Divide". Bingo!

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