You import the Illustrator file, not a Windows Meta File? This has happened to me with the metafiles. But I use the simplify path tools, and also, when possible draw within Flash
Dont import windows Meta Files (WMF)...and dont even use them..
An Adobe Illustrator file needs just. 4 cardinal points to draw a circle.
A WMF file needs 360 of those same points.
So go with Illustrator.
no, actually what i meant to say was exporting out of illustrator as an SWF and then importing into Flash it adds so many points. i do some of my animation in illustrator because of the better set of drawing tools (if only they could add a timeline), but after exporting them to an SWF and bringing them into Flash there are so many points it makes it impossible to make even minor tweaks to it. if you import an illustrator file into flash it keeps the point count the same. thanks for the replies.