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Illustrator CS 6 won't open Freehand Files

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Re: Illustrator CS 6 won't open Freehand Files

Postby iBarney » Thu Jul 19, 2012 4:49 am

Adobe joins Apple in cutting out dead wood. Apple thinks it's a good idea leaving 40 % Snow Leopard users behind and keeps them off of iCloud. I don't understand what's going on in the heads of those who has to decide such questions! I don't feel like dead wood!
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Re: Illustrator CS 6 won't open Freehand Files

Postby slightlydetuned » Fri Jul 20, 2012 9:55 am

Ted wrote:I guess if I upgrade from CS5 to CS6 I will have to retain CS5 just for my old Freehand documents.


I did exactly that.

Maybe it's a 64bit thing, because Illustrator CS6 is 64bit only.
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Re: Illustrator CS 6 won't open Freehand Files

Postby PaulBI » Fri Jul 20, 2012 3:48 pm

All Adobe has done as far as I'm concerned is ensure that they won't be getting any cash from me to upgrade Illustrator for a while...
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Re: Illustrator CS 6 won't open Freehand Files

Postby Thirtyfour » Fri Jul 20, 2012 9:52 pm

Hi Guys, I've been hanging onto CS3, is it still possible to upgrade to CS5? Are there still upgrades of Creative Suite 5 available? Any ideas? Think I need to get as up to date as possible without ditching Freehand, got thousands of files.
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Re: Illustrator CS 6 won't open Freehand Files

Postby FFH Thü » Sat Jul 21, 2012 11:06 am

I use CS4 and will probably never use a version above that. I purchased CS5.5 last year. I could not copy paste FH objects into Photoshop anymore. And many new "features" in ID and PS (which are not optional) annoyed me so much, I went back to CS4 after some months.
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Re: Illustrator CS 6 won't open Freehand Files

Postby Thirtyfour » Sun Jul 22, 2012 6:50 pm

Thanks Thü, May have a search for CS4 then, probably does all I need it to.

Cheers

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Re: Illustrator CS 6 won't open Freehand Files

Postby surebet » Fri Jul 27, 2012 8:35 pm

Oh -- but you can buy CS 6 for a reduced price. Gee, thanks Adobe. Hate to say it, but this is our payback for giving Adobe a headache. When did you say Adobe will start those 4 meetings with the FreeHand developers? Seems reinstating FH file support might be their first suggestion. I have a funny feeling Adobe won't hear that or anything else.

<<It seems that Adobe doesn't like us old Freehand users. I guess if I upgrade from CS5 to CS6 I will have to retain CS5 just for my old Freehand documents.>>

We might only have to retain AI 5.1, but good luck uninstalling the rest of CS 5 (or 5.5) and not losing some piece needed for AI to actually keep working.
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