Unite/Merge paths creating groups instead of Compound path
When trying to combine individual paths (text outlines, shapes, etc) the pathfinder tool seems to be creating groups, rather than creating a compound path as expected.
Other colleagues have been experiencing similar issues. Video attached.
go into the group and select the path you want then move into a separate layer. Delete the rest.
Egor Chistyakov commented
I might be wrong but it's always like this. If you want to create compound path, 'Make compound path' or use Alt+Unite then Expand.
Simonne Brown commented
Illustrator CC 23.0.2