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    Freehand v InDesign

    Good morning
    A graphic question.. For creating forms I've used Freehand MX for a long time. Macramedia is bought out by Adobe, who now wants everyone to use InDesign.
    Does anybody know if I can either migrate or export my Freehand files to InDesign ?? Or do I have to start all over ??

    We are talking lots and lots of files here. Most files have several pages, which I understand is a no-no with InDesign.

    Thanks heaps

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    Re: Freehand v InDesign

    This question appears in this thread at the istockphoto forum, otherwise the Freehand forum at Adobe may help.

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    Re: Freehand v InDesign

    Thanks for that.. and it doesn't really work.. bummer

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    Re: Freehand v InDesign

    You can import Freehand files, several versions including 5, into Adobe Illustrator. Illustrator can be used to create single page forms. If you have multipage forms then you would want to use InDesign, but at the moment I do not know if the fh5 files can be read directly into InDesign. There was a big push on a while back migrating FreeHand users to Illustrator so that path is well worn. You might want to take a look at this:
    http://www.adobe.com/designcenter/illustra...p_fhilltech.pdf

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    http://www.adobe.com/products/illustrator/...p_fhillmigr.pdf

    Paul

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    Re: Freehand v InDesign

    Thanks for that... But I dont have illustrator at all. All files and they are FH.11 files will have to be converter/imported into InDesign.
    I now have problems having these files printed as the commercial printers don't have Freehand on their machines.
    I'm trying to fight the change over and I think I'm loosing that fight. Freehand is an awesome programme. What on earth possessed Adobe to get rid is beyond me.
    Anyway thanks for your feedback

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