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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The Freehand community is quite large and passionate about their software. A bulk solution to at least get things converted. Correct Answers – 10 points. The point is that Adobe offered us an upgraded program with key features missing. The FreeHand MX 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.

If you have CS 4 – expportar can open it easily. We have lots of original artwork in Freehand that we need to dig up from the archives somewhat frequently.

Clearly, I’m not the only former FreeHand user that fully expected this feature to remain, at least for another version or two. I’m testing out the CS6 trial, but if there’s no conversion capability, we’ll be sticking with CS5 for the forseeable future.


This supposed new feature has been in Freehand for 7 years at least Illustrator 10 opens DXF files with no probs, and has options to preserve layers — a big ‘sadness’ on my part when I was using FH8 to open or import large 1: You must have a copy of AI-CS 3,4,or 5 installed but this can be a trial version even if it is expired. Sign up using Email and Password.

Usually that works, with odd size and gradient issues, but useable. Do you know any better method or a way to solve the problems of the commented methods? Telling clients that we can’t open their files anymore because Adobe changed their programs would simply not suffice: Printing Optimizing Printing Printing Problems.

If i could, i would take my money back. 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. Do people from Adobe actually read these forums? I am also an ex- FreeHand user with lots of files I need to open from time to time. Go to original post.

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This isn’t just a once-in-a-while occurance, it’s daily. This updater fixes several outstanding issues discovered since the release of FreeHand MX This tool uses JavaScript and much of it will not work correctly without it enabled.

Home Services Forums Advertise Contact. I have a solutiojn of the problem: It doesn’t do batch processing but I understand the developer is working on that. Do you have Illustrator CS5 v15? Unfortunately, now we’re running CS 5 alongside CS6 for this purpose.


The point is that I have already paid to upgrade to CS6. Tens of thousands of files. Freehxnd me, it is unacceptable! So what have we now Get started or learn new ways to work.

It works but things are moved and I need hours to put everything in order. A good example of this is the 3D animation program Blender, which year by year is gaining more and more users, in favor exporgar big companies like Maya, 3DStudio Max or Softimage. So i will get back to CS5. Everything is in place but the colors change.

If so can we at least find out if something is being done about this, or should I stop my upgrades to CS6 and save my company a load of exporyar

Please turn JavaScript back on and reload this page. No, this isn’t the end of the world, of course, but anyone working in a production environment – especially the former FH users ffreehand the world – understands how incredibly helpful this feature is in CS5.

Review the list of bugs that are resolved by installing the Freehand exec files how do I open them.

Just installed CS6 today and luckily still kept my CS5. Europe, Middle East and Africa. That will open Freehand files.