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I am trying to import a keyhole shape that has been created in the application LineForm. I have exported the keyhole shape both as an eps and as a PDF file and both can be dropped onto the OmniGraffle document and displayed. The problem I am having is that although the keyhole is displayed if I try to apply a fill then the rectangle that contains the keyhole shape is filled as well as the keyhole its self. In other words the imported graphic is a rectangle with a keyhole drawn on it. Is there a method of importing a shape so that it behaves like the default shapes?

Many thanks

If you have OmniGraffle Professional you can try directly opening the PDF as opposed to dropping it onto a canvas -- That should bring it in as a fillable, strokable shape.
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Thanks, it works. I wonder why the drag and drop does not do the same.

Drag and drop simply places it as an image, which is pretty common.
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Hmmm, it might be "common" but is it correct? One source file gives two different results plus no warnings which seems odd to me. I expected the drag and drop operation to perform the full file import which seems, as an ex RISCOS user, quite logical.

Wow, I'm as befuddled as Simon. I never knew about this difference, nor expected it. Of course, now that I know I can adjust.

I may be wrong, but I don't remember seeing anything about this difference highlighted in the manual. I either have a bad memory (possible) or at the very least the manual should not only tell us of this difference, but really emphasize it.

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