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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It works but things are moved and I need hours to put everything in order. If not, try opening it from Coreldraw The issue is wanting to run the latest OS and Apps. Big part of our business. Usually that works, with odd size and gradient issues, but freehadn. See all solutions for enterprise.

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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. I am also an ex- FreeHand user with lots of files I ffreehand to open from time to time. Contact us if you need to.

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Sign up or log in Sign up using Google. Unfortunately, there is nothing I’m aware of that will work perfectly in all cases. I would urge Adobe to stop alienating its clients, and stop trying to force them to do what they want, instead of giving its clients what they need.

Plenty of maps, illustrations etc. If, as you say, MX was exporrtar as the cartographer’s program of choice because Frreehand could NOT do these things, sounds to me like an easy argument to get your money back. I work primarily in CS6, but with tons of old FreeHand files, it is hard to convert everything right now when I am working on other newer projects.

Europe, Middle East and Africa. So what have freenand now Do people from Adobe actually read these forums? Freehand exec files how do I open them. 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.

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The FreeHand 9 updaters are now available for download. And there is the risk of mistakes as there are so many things! I use it and the conversions are very good. Clearly, I’m not the only former FreeHand user that fully expected this feature to remain, at least for another version or two.

I did not waste my precious time converting them all to.

WMF destroys the bezier curves, and its an extra step in the workflow, and do you know how much AutoCad costs! Please bring back this ability. 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.


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.

Then go to the new computer open Illustrator CS6 and open the Illustrator 7 file. Did anyone ever come up with a solution to open old Freehand files in CS6?

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I have tone of files and most of my clients that have all their sources in Freehand We have thousands of Freehand files dating back more than ten years. Correct Answers – 10 points. A bulk solution to at least get things converted.

We also have years and years worth of freehand files on our servers that we often need to open up and translate to Illustrator files. Go to the old computer open the freehand file and export as. Login to Your Account. This feature in Illu is just crap

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