I have a drawing with hundreds of shapes like in the attached AI file: Objects with detached dots in it.
I used live trace to vectorize it. Now I need to colour all objects, specifically the background of the round shape in one color and each dot within in different colours. Right now when I choose the inner space colour it will cover the dots. I then guess the dots' position, give them a new colour and they show up again. When I change the inner space colour again they disappear once more. Putting the inner fill in the background doesn't seem to help.
There surely must be a better way to handle this? Bear in mind that I have literally hundreds of these shapes so any solution with the least clicking will pay off greatly.
Thank you very much!