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 have decades of Freehand files that need this convenience. Review the list of bugs that are resolved by installing the Please turn JavaScript back on and reload this page.

I did not waste my precious time converting them all to. If not, try opening it from Coreldraw Post Your Answer Discard By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of serviceprivacy policy and cookie policyand that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies. This isn’t just a once-in-a-while occurance, it’s daily. 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: By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie PolicyPrivacy Policyand our Terms of Service.

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Correct Answers – freehnad points. 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. See all solutions for enterprise. It is unbelievable that, all of a sudden, you just can’t open old Freehand files in Illustrator anymore.

This feature in Illu is just crap Just installed CS6 today and luckily still kept my CS5. This is an unbelivably arrogant act from Adobe A bulk solution to at least get things converted. 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. Tens of thousands frfehand files. Printing Optimizing Printing Printing Problems.

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Adobe underestimates the value of Freehand and refuses to accept it. This is no solution. Thanks in advance, Tom in Germany.

Just upgraded from CS5. FreeHand MX version We have 20 years worth of Freehand files we need to access and convert. Terms of Use Privacy Cookies. Was very dissapointed when Adobe trashed the exportxr.

You can not post a blank message. And yes, freehajd save these files as Illustrator once opened, but we have so many years of FreeHand files, numbering in the thousands, that we’ll be coming across them for a long time to come. 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.


It works but things are moved and I need hours to put everything in order. The return of this feature is valueable to me. This updater fixes several outstanding issues discovered since the release of FreeHand MX Email Required, but never shown.

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The Windows version of the updater fixes all these problems as well as a problem specific to Windows Telling clients that we can’t open their files anymore because Adobe changed their programs would simply not suffice: I need hours to restore-update old files. If you have a FreeHand Be sure to have your product registration number handy before you begin downloading. Contact us if you need to. The pdf method seems the best. If you have access to Illustrator CS4 it may also work in later versionsyou can try this script.

Keep an archive of original and converted versions. Europe, Middle East and Africa. I can’t see an advantage for Adobe to quit this ability to open.

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