RETURN TO PREVIOUS VERSION EXPAND STROKE
PLEASE!!!! Return to the previous version of expand stroke. Where it KEEPS the stroke over lapping and doesn't turn it into a compound shape. SO frustrating that that is no longer available or an option. I might expand the stroke, but still want to make adjustments after(like make wider/narrower in parts), which was SO EASY previously. Now I just want to smash the computer. Eh. There are a lot of other changes I hate. But probably this is the biggest. Don't know why you would change things that have been pretty much the same for 20+ years.
It never used to make compound shapes, now it does. You used to be able to draw over lapping lines, let's say a fancy calligraphic C with loops. I want the C to be "hollow", just an outline, but not all 1 thickness. Set a stroke thickness, expand it, and still have those overlapping lines that you could play with, making the shape's width thicker and thinner. So I could easily have a bunch of Cs with varying thicknesses. Now it is so annoying trying to do things like that because it compounds it/flattens it. Instead one completely connected line, it now gets cut up.
Egor Chistyakov commented
Jennifer, can you tell me more about this? I'm curious. I never noticed any changes and I just don't understand what do you mean by saying that 'expanded stroke used to turn into compound shape' — how is that?