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Pathfinder divide in illustrator

The outer curved shape looks like it is made of multiple paths, not one single closed path. A closed path is one which is closed at the ends, forming a single path to make a completely enclosed shape. ...
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Minus Front - Return Normal Shape Instead Of Compound Path or Group - Adobe Illustrator

The blue shape is subtracted from the brown one in three cases. In the left the result is a group of 2 separate paths. In the middle the result is a single path. In the right the result is a compound ...
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Minus Front - Return Normal Shape Instead Of Compound Path or Group - Adobe Illustrator

If the Minus Front operation results in a single closed path, it just returns a single path. If it results in several unconnected paths, it returns a group. If it results in a shape with a hole in it, ...
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Adobe Illustrator: How to make a transparent cutout in a shape so that the cutout can be changed in the future?

What you're referring to are Compound Shapes/Paths. There are several methods to create Compound Paths in Illustrator — Pathfinder, ShapeBuilder, (Object) Menu items... They can be changed, actually ...
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How to divide line under outlined text in Illustrator. Leaving the line intact between letters

A brute force approach Let's assume you have a group of paths which are outlined letters with no fill color and another path (green) which goes through the letters: Duplicate (=copy, paste in place) ...
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How to merge vectors in Illustrator into 1 compound path only displayed with an outline/stroke?

Assuming the paths are closed/joined and not merely a collection of disconnected segments.... This might help.... Select All Add a fill of the same color Increase the stroke weight by a tiny amount.. ...
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