The best way to convert a FreeHand file to Illustrator CS6 & CC is using the FreeHand Interface Plugin from Tensai. I use it and the. TuLSaViPeR schrieb: > Anyone know any tools for exporting freehand files to. DWG > > I found a file that converts Illus-trator files Help. I have a design in Freehand 7 (I also have Freehand 9 on computer), the design is a circle. I need to export the circle as a png file. Problem is that when.

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Macromedia FreeHand

Freehaand is unacceptable from a company like Adobe, and we’re still not hearing anything from them about fixing it. 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.

Please bring back this ability. Illustrator CS5 will also work.

Adobe Store – North America. Unfortunately, now we’re running CS 5 alongside CS6 for this purpose. Was very dissapointed when Adobe trashed the application.

Checked box for include alpha channel 5. It is commonly used for all sorts of “masking” in FH doent. I need hours to restore-update old files.

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I’d hate to have their machines die and have to put them on a new Mac with no way to run FH. Go to an old computer open the freehand file and export as Illustrator 7. So why the hell would this feature be removed in CS6? I don’t believe these controls have change much, if any, since FH7 although the Setup button my be named slightly different in some versions. I need to export the circle as a png file.


Export using my steps but also commo the “Alpha includes background” checkbox. I would urge Adobe to stop alienating its clients, and stop trying to force them to commo what they want, instead of giving its clients what they need. The return of this feature is valueable to me. If it can do that, why can’t it open Freehand files? Just installed CS6 today and luckily still kept my CS5.

It is unbelievable that, all of a sudden, expoetar just can’t open old Freehand files in Illustrator anymore. It worked in CS 5. No more running FreeHand alongside Illustrator! I have tested the file by inserting into Dreamweaver and word but again it still appears with the white background.

Select the group and copy it onto the clipboard. All times are Exporttar. I have a design in Freehand 7 I also have Freehand 9 on computerthe design is a circle. Enter the desired filename and then OK to export. We transitioned our production workflow from FH to AI very soon after Adobe bought Macromedia, and can’t tell you how happy we were when Adobe included this feature in Illustrator.


We have lots of original artwork in Freehand that we need to dig up from the archives somewhat frequently. Exporting to htm By J. Fdeehand old Macs now dead or missing, I switched to Illustrator and, like all of you, need to open old files rather often.

But I need a lot of time to give each cmo its Pantone. Connector Lines per unir objectes i moure’s juntament amb ells. ElJames R. AI is much better now with multi page layous, comk is still arduously slow in comparision.

And yes, we 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.