Thank you Gus, I’ll circle back and try the ideas you suggest. I think I tried Union Paths menu and it not working, but I am not sure exactly.
I have a basic knowledge of A. Illustrator but from years ago. I have that weird muscle/keyboard memory of how that worked and I get mentally stuck on looking for an old solution. I am slowly discovering all the newer things that all these programs can do now.
For my project, I realized that your shapes menu has a Star and lots of variables!! I was able to create my “circle with scalloped edges” so much easier than drawing it by hand the “old way.” I am also finding that I can get around some of my Bezeir confusion with Boolean function that combindes two shapes.
I was also struggling with modifying fonts. I can convert to Bezeir lines, but the has having trouble adding points, controlling the corner shapes, and basic Bezeir stuff. I recall not being a wiz at that in other programs as well! Lots to learn.
Thank you for your time - Julie