Slice 9 not working on fireowrks import

Hi all,

I have been tearing my hair out over this. I’ve got a panel I need to use the slice 9 functionality on. I’ve gone through all the docs and even some of the tutorials and they all work. However they all seem to just work on graphics created in flash. I’ve got vectors created by a designer in fireworks that I’d like to use instead. They do have a drop shadow filter on them, but when I remove them it doesn’t seem to make any difference. It doesn’t work. I’ve tried it programatically and also by using the properties in the library. Am I being thick (i.e. This should work) or is this not possible. I’ve tried cut and paste from Fireworks, opening the Fireworks png - the lot.

Fireworks CS3 and Flash CS3 (AS2 FP8) btw.