When I click and drag a shape, why does the stroke get left behind?
Clicking to select a shape that has both a stroke and a fill selects only the stroke or the fill, depending on which has been clicked. You must double-click a shape to select both. Alternatively, you can click and drag with the Arrow tool to drag a selection marquee around both.
Can I import vector graphics created in other applications?
Yes, choose File, Import and you can import Illustrator files, in .ai or .eps format, but only in version 8 format or before, unfortunately. You can also import FreeHand files, version 7 through 10 format. You can preserve FreeHand text blocks, layers, library symbols, and pages when importing into Flash. FreeHand is a Macromedia product, so it's not surprising that Flash offers better support for it.