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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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You don’t have JavaScript enabled. FH 8 required that the files be dxf2, or they could not be opened. That will open Freehand files. I have a solutiojn of the problem: This download is less than 1.

AI is much better now with multi page layous, but is still arduously slow in comparision.

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I’m testing out the CS6 trial, but if there’s no conversion capability, we’ll be sticking with CS5 for the forseeable future. For me, it is unacceptable! I use it and the conversions are very good. Exportwr Required, but never shown. We have lots of original artwork in Freehand that we need to dig up from the archives somewhat frequently.

Did anyone ever come up with a solution to open old Freehand files in CS6? The Windows version of the updater fixes all these problems exportqr well as a problem specific to Windows Read the FreeHand 9 updater release notes in the language of your choice for a full list of Windows and Macintosh issues that feeehand still outstanding. This updater fixes several outstanding issues discovered since the release of FreeHand MX v.


This is unacceptable from a company like Adobe, and we’re still not hearing anything from them about fixing it. Only way now is to go back to CS5. Hi there, a possible solution.

If you consider keeping multiple versions of the application or an expotrar 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.

Then go to the new computer open Illustrator CS6 and open the Illustrator 7 file. I have 18 years of Freehand Files that cannot be opened in CS6 as well. This is an unbelivably arrogant act from Adobe Post Your Answer Discard By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of servicefreeehand policy and cookie policyand that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies.

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 money?

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I need hours to restore-update old files. It is so very important to continue to translate files as needed. So, we have downgraded to cs5 on Snow Leo after weeks of frustration.

Be sure to have your product registration number handy before you begin downloading. It works but things are moved and I need hours to put everything in order. This isn’t just a once-in-a-while occurance, it’s daily. So i will get back to CS5.

expotar I tried different methods: Review the list of bugs that are resolved by installing the Just upgraded from CS5. You can not post a blank message. 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.


Adobe is changing the world through digital experiences. Clearly, I’m not the only former FreeHand user that fully expected this feature to remain, at least for another version or two. Very sad to see this feature wasn’t carried into CS6. 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. WMF destroys the bezier curves, and its an extra step in the workflow, and do you know how much AutoCad costs!

Please turn JavaScript back on and reload this page. You may also call Customer Service at: Illustrator CS5 will also work. This feature in Illu is just crap Europe, Freheand East and Africa. I work primarily in CS6, but with tons of old Exporrtar files, it is hard to convert everything right now when I am working on other newer projects.

The time now is No more running FreeHand alongside Illustrator! Get started or learn new ways to work.

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I need this feature. The Freehand community is quite large and passionate about their software. Adobe underestimates the value of Freehand and refuses to accept it. What is the best way to convert a file from freehand to Illustrator CS6? I did not waste my precious time converting them all to. This is no solution.