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Is there a way to select a group of objects in Illustrator and paste them into Omnigraffle while retaining them as single objects?

Whenever I try this, the selected group of objects from Illustrator come over as a single object that I can't ungroup.

I suspect there is an easy solution to this but I'm just not seeing it.

thank you.
 
I'd suggest saving out of Illustrator as a PDF or PDF-compatible .ai file, and then directly opening with OmniGraffle Professional.

Hope that helps,
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Fantastic!

Thank you.
 
Yep the PDF file opens easily and you can even keep the layers, woohoo!

One note: for one of the ai files I tried this with, I got an error message saying something like "this file contains PDF objects that will be ignored". I clicked "ok" and it continued to convert, but those objects -- which I really needed -- disappeared. My easy workaround was just to copy & paste them from the original ai file into their own ai file, then printed *that* as a PDF and opened it without a problem in Omnigraffle. Easy peasy!
 
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I'd suggest saving out of Illustrator as a PDF or PDF-compatible .ai file, and then directly opening with OmniGraffle Professional.

Hope that helps,
Sorry, never mind. I solved my problem. They can't be placed within an existing document and still show their constituent shapes and lines, but the file needs to be opened and then pasted over.

Kinda quirky but I'm sure there's a reason for it.

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So this was working for me, but now in 6.0.4 I can't seem to past the PDFs and have them come out as the underlying shapes that they were created from in Illustrator.

Any additional tips?

Thank you

Last edited by poorgradstudent; 2014-03-18 at 08:34 AM..
 
 


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