Adobe Illustrator: How do you expand a vector to the extent of the stroke?

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I have some vector shapes with a white fill and a 0.3pt white stroke.

What I want to do is expand the shape to the extent of the outside edge of the stroke.

To put it in kind of visual terms, what I’d want to see in the image above is the blue selection line on the border between the white and the pink.

I hope I’ve explained it well enough. If not, please ask for clarification.


Object > Expand Appearance then merge with Pathfinder.


Object > Path > Outline Stroke

Source : Link , Question Author : Graham Nicol , Answer Author : DᴀʀᴛʜVᴀᴅᴇʀ

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