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I'm trying to duplicate an object from one Omnigraffle document into another. I can get it to duplicate and place the copy in the same spot, but when I try to place the copy in a different file, I get an error: "OmniGraffle 5 got an error: Canít make or move that element into that container."

The script is below. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Code:
set myDocument to "[the pathname of my file]"

tell application "OmniGraffle 5"
	set oDoc to open myDocument
	set canvasCount to count of canvases of oDoc
	
	set allGroups to {}
	repeat with theCanvas in every canvas of the first document
		repeat with theLayer in every layer in theCanvas
			set allGroups to allGroups & every group in theLayer
		end repeat
	end repeat
	
	set groupcount to length of allGroups
	
	set allDocNames to {}
	
	repeat with currentGroup in allGroups
		set currentID to id of currentGroup
		set currentName to "test" & currentID & ".graffle"
		set allDocNames to allDocNames & currentName
		set preNewDoc to (make new document at end of documents with properties {name:currentName})
		save the front window
		set newDoc to the front window
		
		duplicate currentGroup to newDoc -- causes error!
		
		(*
		in new document, select all
		ungroup
		keep list of origins
		export as psd
		in illustrator
		import each component to the location specified by its origins
		*)
		
	end repeat
end tell
 
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Originally Posted by Daria View Post
when I try to place the copy in a different file, I get an error: "OmniGraffle 5 got an error: Canít make or move that element into that container."


set preNewDoc to (make new document at end of documents with properties {name:currentName})
save the front window
set newDoc to the front window

duplicate currentGroup to newDoc -- causes error!
Hi Daria-

I didn't try your script, but doesn't "make" return a reference to a DOCUMENT, but you need a reference to a CANVAS to contain the graphic group?

Best, Charles
 
Charles,

You're right. Thanks for helping me!

- Daria
 
Glad I could. Have fun!

Charles
 
 


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