You can now load FreeHand files in CS6, CC and using the FreeHand Interface Plugin: .. File >> Export and save as Illustrator-file. i had done a bit of research online in regards to which file formats that Freehand can export to, and all the information says that version 10 and MX *CAN* export. Hi. The only way I’ve found (so far to be perfect). In FH: File > Export > Save as Windows Metafile (WMF) In Autocad: IMPORT (command line) or Insert.

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I need this feature. They are a small shop, completely overwhelmed as most printshops are but have NO time to pre-convert FH artwork which clients may or may NOT ever need again. Just upgraded from CS5. Email Required, but never shown. If you have access to Illustrator CS4 it may also work in later versionsyou can try this script. Kinda makes you want to cop a technicolour yawn!

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I have tone of files and most of my clients that have all their sources in Freehand In case of such downgrade could be available, these could be also the issue to buy an older license, because it’s somewhat impossible from the online frontend of software resellers or Adobe website. Even when the colors are in the same Pantone number, the perception in the screen is really different.


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If i could, i would take my money back. Post questions and get answers from experts. For additional information on the Xtra, please refer to the ReadMe. Please bring back this ability. You might be surprised what solutions appear in the future. I only started using Illustrator when it got the ability to open Freehand files, because of the ezportar amout of these I have in exporrar.

I’m testing out the CS6 trial, but if there’s no conversion capability, we’ll be sticking with CS5 for the forseeable future.

Unfortunately, there is nothing I’m aware of that will work perfectly in all cases. FH 8 required that the files be dxf2, or they could not be opened.

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I would like to see this feature be reinstated in Illustrator CS6. So why the hell would this feature be removed in CS6? If you consider keeping multiple versions of the application or an older OS it works but the issue here is that Adobe abondened Freehand and now Freehand files and it creating a lot of pain for a lot of people. I need hours to restore-update old files. freehaand

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By raschko in forum Macromedia Director 3D. That will open Freehand files.


This supposed new feature has been in Freehand for 7 years at least I used FreeHand for expprtar and was very happy with it. Nrc 3 7 Please type your message and try again. Adobe underestimates the value of Freehand and refuses to accept it. You don’t have JavaScript enabled.

If, as you say, MX was advertised as the cartographer’s program freehanv choice because AI freehans NOT do these things, sounds to me like an easy argument to get your money back. Review the list of bugs that are resolved by installing the No, this isn’t the end of the world, of course, but anyone working in a production environment – especially the former FH users of the world – understands how incredibly helpful this feature is in CS5.

Sign up using Facebook. If you previously installed the English 9. I have 18 years of Freehand Files that cannot be opened in CS6 as well.

The updaters also address problems with fonts that are output to a PostScript printer on Windows. The point is that I have already paid to upgrade to CS6.

This is an unbelivably arrogant act from Adobe