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This is really weird...

I wanted to upload an OmniGraffle file to a Basecamp project, but the file selection dialog showed the file grayed out, so it wasn't selectable.

Get Info for the file showed that I had Read/Write permissions, so I went to Terminal and did a "ls -lah" in the file's directory. Surprisingly, the file was a directory!

But I can double-click on the file/directory in Finder and OmniGraffle opens it just fine.

Back in Terminal, I can cd to the file/directory and list its contents. There's a bunch of TIFFs (that are part of the file's content) and a data.plist that is the rest of the document.

I've done a Save As from OmniGraffle and even these copies act like directories but are openable by OmniGraffle.

Anyone have an idea what's happened here?


The file is being saved as a file package (which are executable directories in Mac OS X), you can go to the Document Inspector and force it to save as a "flat" file instead.

By default, if you place an image into an OmniGraffle document, it will get saved out as a file package.

Hope that helps,
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