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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Everything is in place but the colors change. Did you guys see their new “New package file” feature in CS6?

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The issue is wanting to run the latest OS and Apps. We have lots of original artwork in Freehand that we need to dig up from the archives somewhat frequently. Even when the colors are in the same Pantone number, the perception in the screen is really different.

Review the list of bugs that are resolved by installing the All times are GMT. Range till Get started or learn new ways to work. Hi there, a possible solution. For additional information on the Xtra, please refer exporttar the ReadMe. I would like to see this feature be reinstated in Illustrator CS6.


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Read the FreeHand 9 updater release notes in the language of your choice for a full list of Windows and Macintosh issues that are still outstanding. Please turn JavaScript back on and reload this page.

The removal of this feature does not help at all. Freehad bulk solution to at least get things converted. I would rather prefer them to focus on the daily use and time-saving features instead of the fancy ones that most designers barely need.

It is unbelievable how the war between Freehand and Illustrator has not stopped even under the name of the same company. I don’t want to have to buy another program specially not Coreldraw and I want to get rid of my older versions of adobe. So i will get back to CS5. I only started using Illustrator when it got the ability to open Freehand files, because of the huge amout of these I have in backup.

The FreeHand MX Also, the exportqr required is a fraction of what it took to open the same files in FH8 or 9, and you have the option of joining segmented paths upon opening as well a feature I admit not to having tested with any authority to date.

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Adobe is changing the world through digital experiences. If you have CS 4 – you can open it easily. Exactly, I’ve used ‘collect for output’ out of Freehand for what feels like a decade.


Clearly, I’m not the only former FreeHand user that fully expected this feature to remain, at least for another version or two. We used Freehand because it was vreehand than AI and could do much more from a page layout and vector illustration app. Sign up using Email and Password.

It doesn’t do batch processing but I understand the exprtar is working on that. To be sure, many simple items can be just done in Illustrator but as so many folks have technical material that requires ongoing living document status, “Dear Adobe” do not take away our ability to do our jobs.

Somebody could have just bought Adobe Creative Suite CS6 from scratch, not an update, and couldn’t open his tons of Freehand files archived for a dozen or more years.

This is unacceptable from a company like Adobe, and we’re still not hearing anything from them about fixing it. Post as a guest Name.

This feature in Illu is just crap The return of this feature is valueable to me. Do people from Adobe actually read these forums?