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Review: FreeHand 10

by Jamal Ghandour,


Developer: Macromedia (product page)

Price: $399; $129 upgrade

Requirements: PowerPC-based Mac with Mac OS 8.6, 40 MB available RAM, 70 MB available disk space

Recommended: PostScript Level 2-compatible printer

Trial: Feature-limited (no saving, printing, exporting, or copying to clipboard)

Software is a very tricky business. Sometimes a successful software product simply borrows on a company reputation rather than being the better product; other times a piece of software takes time to be recognized for the pioneer it is. The latter certainly applies to Macromedia’s FreeHand, a true gem that should and probably will dominate vector illustration just as Adobe’s Photoshop reigns over the image editing market.

Reflecting on FreeHand’s history (when Aldus was still responsible for it) I still remember how stuck it seemed on version 3. Sure, the software had fans, but it seemed like Adobe’s Illustrator was always ahead in features. The FreeHand cult was somehow as ashamed of admitting using FreeHand over Illustrator as Mac users were of admitting using Macs in pre-PowerPC days (obviously not because of using an inferior product but because the majority said differently).

With the release of Macromedia FreeHand 10, however, the tables have turned and FreeHand is now way ahead in the game. The program has become so much more powerful with its unparalleled Web integration, great editing capabilities, Flash power, and amazing multi-publishing. Just imagine that while FreeHand is introducing master pages, 3D perspective grids, and animation, Illustrator is still struggling with no multiple page option. How about transparency and gradients that actually print seamlessly? Or opening a page with images without the need to have a cup of coffee in the meantime? In fact, FreeHand has outgrown its category so much that it would be unfair to compare it to Illustrator, or for that matter any other product.

Who is FreeHand 10 for?

  • Professional Designers, Illustrators, and Printers
  • Multi-Publishing Professionals (Web, multimedia, etc.)
  • Cartographers / Desktop Mapping
  • Newspapers

“Macromedia FreeHand 10 simplifies the lives of graphics professionals through tight integration with Macromedia Flash 5, new creative drawing tools, and advanced features for print and Web professionals,” said Keith Hutchinson, product manager, Macromedia. “This is the perfect tool to transition traditional printers to the Web and offer advanced illustration solutions for Macromedia Flash users. We see our beta customers already decreasing costs because of the multi-publishing capabilities of FreeHand 10.”

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Some of the new features in FreeHand 10 follow.

Mac OS X Compatibility (via Carbonization): Not really a feature but worth a mention. If anything it shows Macromedia’s dedication to the Mac community. Kudos.

Navigation Panel: Using the Navigation panel, you can assign URL links to objects or create notes that export with your document. You can also assign Flash actions to FreeHand objects, to create interactive Flash movies that you can export as SWF files. For more information, see Adding names and notes to objects, Attaching URLs to objects and text, and Assigning Flash actions.


True Contour Gradients: With the Contour Gradient feature on the Fill inspector’s Gradient panel, you can now blend color in two dimensions (both horizontally and vertically).


New Symbol-Based Brush and Spray Strokes: Using the Brush Stroke feature, you can now create a graphic element, save it as a symbol, then use it as a brush stroke to stretch, repeat, or stack multiple times along the length of a path. Using this feature reduces file size and eliminates excessive redraw time.


Smart Cursors for Automatic Joints: FreeHand 10 makes the Pen tool easier to use by adding additional smart cursors. As you move the Pen tool, the cursor changes to show what action will happen if you click at the Pen’s location.

Common GUI: The FreeHand interface now looks, feels, and behaves like other Macromedia products such as Macromedia Flash and Fireworks. Consistent elements such as standard shortcuts and toolbars, and customizable features make it easy for novices and experienced users to move between products.

Master Pages: Master pages are special nonpasteboard pages that can contain any object or graphic symbol that ordinary pages can contain except for page numbers. They provide a method of easily creating objects and setting page attributes shared by a range of pages in a document. You can change a master page at any time, and the changes you make are reflected in each child page. Master pages are saved with the document and can be imported or exported as library items.


New Formats: These include Industry-standard IPTC header file support for cataloging information; improved SWF export for preserving backgrounds when testing animations within FreeHand; Macromedia Flash Navigation panel for applying Macromedia Flash Actions; Web URLs; and new Web page sizes.


Improved Print Area Control: In FreeHand 10 you can define a print area within the workspace to send to your printer. You can resize or delete the new print area, which is treated as part of your document’s attributes.

Enhanced Tools Panel: The Subselect and Hand tools are now available on the Tools panel. The icons for the Freeform, Zoom, and Line tools have changed to match those in Fireworks. For more information on these and other tools, see the FreeHand basics overview.


Editing Symbols: When you edit a symbol, FreeHand updates all instances of that symbol within your document. This functionality is particularly useful for graphics that need to be updated often.


File Info Dialog Box: The File Info dialog box lets you enter optional information such as dates, file names, captions, headline slugs, author/photographer names, and copyright information.

Unsaved Document Indicator: In FreeHand 10, you can track the revision of your working documents. When a document needs to be saved, an asterisk (*) appears at the end of the file name in the document title bar (similar to Dreamweaver and Fireworks 4). For more information on the unsaved document indicator, see The Document window.

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Summing everything up, FreeHand might slightly fall victim to its own glory in that the numerous options available to users might become overwhelming at times (especially for beginners). An anti-aliased view mode (not just text) would also be a nice addition. Nonetheless, FreeHand is in a class of its own and yes, for Illustrator the race is over. If you can afford it, buy it.

Reader Comments (51)

Sy · July 3, 2001 - 10:56 EST #1
Freehand 10, not to mention Freehand 9, has an anti-aliased mode...its called a Flash-mode.
Jeff · July 3, 2001 - 13:28 EST #2
Now wait just a minute. I always used Freehand over Illustrator, but recently switched due to Illustrator's superior layer management. Freehand's layers aren't even touched on in this review. Can someone describe how they work? Can you tell which layer an object is on, and move it between layers as easily as you can in Illustrator? 'cause I would sure love one more native OS X app to use.
Brian Gore · July 3, 2001 - 15:06 EST #3
Dear Jeff, As a graphic designer and production manager for 10 years, I find your issues with layers quite ironic. You may not realize it, but Freehand invented layers in the graphic industry, in fact that's it is its claim to fame. Yes, it had them before AI, PS, PM and Quark. They all copied Freehand. Freehand has always lead the entire field in layers and layers management. In fact that is the reason, map makers (cartographers) favor Freehand. Read the manual or any book on Freehand to learn the easiest layer management system available. Skip the online help which has been useless in FH for about the last 4 revisions. You can tell which layer you are on from the layer box and the color of the highlighted selection. One thing that confuses people is that Freehand has a preference that allows the consituent objects of groups to be returned to their original layers automatically when they are ungrouped. This is very useful, but also confusing to novice users. If you don't want to use that feature, or are confused by it, uncheck the preference. Not using Freehand because of layer problems is just plain silly. Hope this helps. Brian Gore
Valentine Design
Erick · July 3, 2001 - 15:20 EST #4
I haven't tried FreeHand 10 yet, but I know that FreeHand 9's Flash mode cannot really be called an anti-aliased mode. While Flash mode may be anti-aliased, many basic elements completely FAIL TO RENDER because Flash does not support them! Flash mode is just what it claims to be, a preview of what your artwork gets crippled to when imported into Flash, which happens to be anti-aliased. (Since FreeHand 10 presumably has the Flash 5 engine, things may be better now. I can only speak for FreeHand 9, which was utterly disappointing.)
Jamal Ghandour (ATPM Staff) · July 3, 2001 - 16:59 EST #5
Quote from Freehand's own online manual:
Flash Anti-alias smooths onscreen text and artwork, previewing the artwork as it will appear when exported in Macromedia Flash (SWF) format.

Note: This mode does not smooth pattern and PostScript fills and strokes, some other fills (tiled, custom, textured, and lens fills other than simple transparency), dashed strokes, or text effects, bitmap fonts, or locked outline fonts.

What was meant was a fully functional anti-aliasing mode. Sorry for the misinterpretation.
Buffy Lopez · August 19, 2001 - 23:07 EST #6
Corel 10 is still the best vector based graphic tool!
Lee Bennett (ATPM Staff) · August 19, 2001 - 23:14 EST #7
Buffy, you mean Corel Draw. Not just Corel. And as for which is the best ... well, you're entitled to your opinion. :-)
David Scott · March 25, 2002 - 20:57 EST #8
I have just updated from Freehand 8 to 10 have noticed the respose/think time is a little slow in 10, on all our Macs.

I'm having to wait when changing tools and using command keys etc. I'm running G4s with OS 9 and have assigned 90mb of RAM. Has anyone else noticed this? Maybe a conflict with Suitcase 10 or a dodgy preference. I think I'll go back to 8 for now, too many tight deadlines!
Roy Smith · June 25, 2002 - 11:44 EST #9
Thank you, David Scott! Freehand 10 has been extremely problematic for me. Files open much slower and tools select much slower. I was on this site because I was looking to see if anyone else is having this problem. I have been talking to Macromedia about a color conversion problem and they deny there are any problems with 10. And I have been using Freehand happily for years. So how do we fix this?
Johannes · June 26, 2002 - 08:32 EST #10
Switching between tools via command keys (e. g. the space bar for moving around, or key combinations for zoom in/zoom out) "feature" a delay of about 2 seconds under Mac OS 9.1 (9.x in general). This is acknowledged in a Macromedia tech note. Entering text in palette panels (e. g. when naming colors or entering transformation parameters) is also extremely slow. Otherwise, updating to CarbonLib 1.6 helped at least partially--accessing the menus, even with key combinations, is smooth now.

I would suggest that unless Macromedia fixes the remaining delays, don't upgrade to FH 10 from FH 9 unless you're using it exclusively under Mac OS X. There is not so much new in FH 10 compared to 9.

For me, as a technical illustrator, though I always used FreeHand so far, I will have no choice but to switch to Illustrator in the near future: Freehand lacks not only essential functions like dimensioning and joints with a defined radius, but also doesn't support such helpful PlugIns like CADTools from HotDoor or 3DTiger. 3DTiger alone could well make the investment in the transition to Illustrator pay off with the first job I'll use it in.
If these PlugIns were supported or FreeHand itself would offer the necessary tools for serious Illustrators--also in the field of isometric designs--I would remain with Freehand, but, as I said, I'll have no choice because nothing has improved in this area since version 4.

Macromedia seems to position Freehand only as a design tool for general web design, while it could be much more. With some little additions, it would remain a perfect tool for serious illustrators, but I guess they'll never wake up.
Stef · July 4, 2002 - 10:02 EST #11
I just tried it and I think the whole program is slow and buggy.

Sometimes layers are not rendered at all. When I move the screen, it flickers too much. I got errors saying there's not enough memory available (I have 512MB and my document was 30KB!). Saving files is slow and hasn't worked at all lately which cost me a few hours of work.

I think I'll go try something else. ;-)
Julian Maz · October 2, 2002 - 03:57 EST #12
I find the workflow in Freehand superior to that of Illustrator, although Illustrator does produce some impressive design with its filters and all. Freehand 10's move to the brushes is about time, too. Now I'm just waiting for some decent filters.

One thing about FH 10 is that when you pan by holding down the space bar, the redraw time is too long. Otherwise, it's great.
Moscow · January 17, 2003 - 05:50 EST #13
I have been using Freehand for about 7 years now. It is, indeed, very superior in workflow to Illustrator, but the anti aliasing function of Ilustrator is superior to Freehand's Flash-Anti Alias. Push Freehand further, Macromedia, and you will have a winner.
Long-time User · January 27, 2003 - 18:06 EST #14
I've used Freehand since version 5 and see it as superior to Illustrator because you can easily handle multiple pages. Period.

This release (10) is buggy (of course all software is, but this release is a bit too buggy). I've switched back to Freehand 9.
Bedrik · May 28, 2003 - 04:09 EST #15
Does anyone know if Freehand 10 still supports older plugins like KPT Vector FX? I still use them. A major reason for me to upgrade to 10 is OS X support, but it seems like there is no plugin folder inside the Freehand 10 folder. I'm asking some former coworkers about that. Can someone who works with Freehand 10 clear this for me?
maggie in wales · September 8, 2004 - 19:25 EST #16
Oh dear, I've just bought it!
Jonathan Fowler · December 13, 2004 - 15:49 EST #17
I would also like to know if there are any KPT effect or similar effects out there for 10.
Amy Ellison · March 30, 2005 - 10:02 EST #18
I have both FreeHand and Illustrator and as a Cartographer, I definitely agree that FreeHand CREAMS Illustrator in user-friendliness. I am also a GIS user, so I purchased Avenza's MapPublisher for FreeHand 10 (also available for AI) You can import actual shapefiles into FreeHand and it is Georeferenced from your ArcView/Arc GIS project. Very cool.
DoneDeal · April 7, 2005 - 05:47 EST #19
Im New to all this, reading your comments has been sort of helpful, looks like building a website with no experience is going to be fun and games!
hopza · April 16, 2005 - 09:44 EST #20
does anyone know if it is possible to import a Photoshop document (PSD) to any edition of FreeHand and the document still have the "Photoshop layers" Separated in FreeHand.
Robert S. · December 7, 2005 - 13:22 EST #21
I am trying to print from Freehand 10 in the Mac TIger System but it crashes in page set up and when I just try and print an image (any image), it doesn't know its there and prints nothing. Any thought. I am using a HP 5040 printer.
Greg Rodriguez · December 17, 2005 - 00:35 EST #22
I'm having the same problem with page set up in Tiger. Help!!!!
Maria George · December 21, 2005 - 09:05 EST #23
I am using Freehand 10 and HP BIJ2800dt. Cannot get a proper print preview. What to do? Would the HP driver settings override my Freehand settings?
Dan RedWolf · January 3, 2006 - 18:38 EST #24
I have thee beige g3 with its great 333meghurt and 256 megabite and this thing would not open up the Macromedia web design studio 4 which has Fireworks and flash 5
dreamweaver and
Freehand 10 which does not compleat in the load up
i turned off the extentions and the control panals that would be a problem to my mac but it will only load the tool bar and then return to the icon as a grey shaded icon.
could some one tell me if this software was hackedinto
or if there is a problem or even better yet
can you fix it?
I would be one happy camper if it is solved soon.
ATPM Staff · January 3, 2006 - 18:51 EST #25
Dan (and essentially everyone else above) - it appears we have no one on staff any more who can provide much information about Freehand and speak to any problems. You should all contact Macromedia support and/or their forums to search for help.

Dan, I think it's a pretty safe bet your software was not hacked.
John Doherty · January 11, 2006 - 10:36 EST #26
Wondering if Freehand is still best program to use with Flash, I have been using Freehand 9 for a while but just purchased the upgrade (Studio 8) from Macromedia and Freehand is not available in the package. Does this mean it will be discontinued? I would imagine since Adobe bought Macromedia, that it might be best to get Illustrator instead or would you recommend upgrading to a newer version of Freehand ?

Rick Bech · January 26, 2006 - 04:14 EST #27
Hi. Had same problem with page set up. This works but am not sure if this "Freehand Defaults" which i delete is pertinant to Freehand as a whole. Please advise if this file is required as i've read conflicting reports.

What to do. Go into the Application/Freehand 10/English. In there you will find thre files. Freehand Defaults, Freehand Defaults AE and Freehand Defaults IE. Delete Freehand Defaults. This will stop Freehand from crashing when trying to go into "page Setup".

Now i have a separate issue where Freehand 10 crasjes when printing. I'm using Tiger 10.4. Anyone out there who can help???
Keith Fox · January 28, 2006 - 02:38 EST #28

Rick solved my page setup woes!!! Just delete the Freehand Defaults file and BAM!! NO MORE CRASHING!!

Ralph Barnette · April 14, 2006 - 13:46 EST #29
I've used Freehand and Illustrator since versions 1.1 of each (I use Corel Draw since ver. 7.0 too). I always considered Freehand superior. For certain things, I use Illustrator as I find it's format works better in some other programs, such as After Effects (I wonder why!). But Freehand's Flash export, integration with Dreamweaver, ease-of-use drawing tools and variety of display options makes Illustrator clunky by comparison. Make no mistake I like both programs but Freehand is head and shoulders above the other vector programs. One of the great features is the ability to change the number of steps in a blend without re-doing it; this enables me to do a drawing with blends set for a low number then later when I'm ready to produce a high-grade reproduction (as I recently did for a billboard) by simply selection all blends and entering a higher number - no banding!
Lukas Moger · June 1, 2006 - 20:37 EST #30
im a student studying graphic design. i have free hand and illustrator and corel draw. the latest ones except my freehand is version 10. when exporting to pdf files in freehand and illustrator and corel draw... the lens filling effect does not work on either of the programs. freehand 11 (MX) with the extra upgrade for the bug fixes exports lens effects to pdf no problem but that means upgrading and paying out money for freehand 11.2. not fair when your a comic artist and need all the nice effects
Julian Doesburg · December 9, 2006 - 16:45 EST #31
Freehand 10 and Acrobat PDF Drivers - can anyone tell me how to make postscript files for use with distiller from Freehand 10? - can't seem to locate the correct driver in/from Acrobat 6 and 7. I can in Freehand MX, but MX has ruined its grouping tool by not being able to assign colours and strokes without ungrouping, and this is such a backward step!

Also, I can't seem to convert grouped Text to Paths, clipping paths don't show an 'x' in the middle to indicate that they're clipping paths, can't assign blanket colours to strokes or fills to groups without ungrouping first? Freehand 9 was sooo sweet and simple to use - it could really fly!
Lukas Moger · December 9, 2006 - 18:53 EST #32
you cant convert text to paths that is grouped in freehand 11, you will have to select the tect and then ungroup it before converting it to paths. When colouring shapes or adding strokes in 11, each shape has to be seperate and not grouped before adding colours and strokes. it can be annoying and i dont know why the program does this but i find that if you make a habbit of remembering this, then you will start to work better with the program. its a shame that there wont be a freehand 12. rest in peace freehand, i will miss you :)
Julian Doesburg · December 10, 2006 - 14:24 EST #33
FREEHAND 10 EXTERNAL EDITORS. They don't seem to work in Freehand 10, can't seem to select the application file at all. I'm reluctantly using MX, but despise what the software engineers have done with the grouping feature - can't apply blanket fill and stroke groups, can't convert grouped text to paths, clipping paths only show an '+' in them if the contents label is selected in the objetc panel.
Tony DiNicola · April 2, 2007 - 09:54 EST #34
I have been a FreeHand user with my newspaper graphics for 10 years or better. We are finally switching to OS X and upgrading from FH9x to 10. Are there any quirks opening earlier versions of FH9 docs in FH10? I have thousands of graphics, maps archived in FH9 and would like to know this in advance.
Lukas Moger · May 7, 2007 - 01:37 EST #35
theres 2 ways to open FH9 into the FH10 program. you can set it so that all FH9 files open in FH10 in the preferences or you can import them when freehand 10 is open. File>import>document.fh9
Setting system preferences is easier but you may get some bugs doing so. Importing each fh9 file causes less bugs.
This may sound like a long idea but save each FH9 file as a FH10 file. It may pay off in the future. Hope it goes well
Lee Bennett (ATPM Staff) · May 7, 2007 - 09:30 EST #36
I'm unclear as to what the problem is. I haven't done anything special with my system and I frequently double-click old FH9 files which launch FH10 without a hitch. Even FH8. Version 7 and earlier won't open, but just about anything I do in FreeHand, there's an accompanying EPS export, so those can generally be cracked open.

Maybe the version 8 and 9 files only open fine in version 10 on the Mac platform. If you're having trouble going from version 9 to 10 and are using Windows, you'll need to look for another support forum, because ATPM strictly focuses on Macintosh issues.
Lukas Moger · May 7, 2007 - 15:57 EST #37
In Freehand MX, nothing that is grouped can be edited with fills or gradients or sftokes, every shape has to be ungrouped to have it edited.
Lee Bennett (ATPM Staff) · May 7, 2007 - 16:32 EST #38
Lukas - I can't believe that. Surely the ability to do that hasn't been removed...and I just tested and successfully changed a gradient fill and stroke width on three rectangles that I had grouped together.
Julian Doesburg · May 7, 2007 - 16:49 EST #39
I'm a professional designer on Macs and loved FH9, but needed to upgrade to OSX. Tried FH10, which seemed almost exactly like FH9 - BUT, the editing of bitmmaps feature where you option double click them wouldn't work by not opening the selected Photoshop application, or anything for that matter. Does anybody know a way round this? So we are using FHMX, BUT - the grouping and some attribute menus are a complete backward step - makes me wonder who could benefit?
julian Doesburg · May 7, 2007 - 16:57 EST #40
Yep, the software designers have made a complete sham of the MX grouping feature as well as the object inspector. Anything grouped is unedtible, unless selected with the optional pointer tool in some instances - way too complicated. More actions and key strokes and valuable time, whereas in FH9 it was simple and fast. FH10 would be my choice with OSX, but the bitmap editing feature doesn't seem to work.
Lee Bennett (ATPM Staff) · May 7, 2007 - 17:14 EST #41
Julian - I'm not sure why the option double-click isn't working for you. Have you checked to make sure the file type is mapped to Photoshop? You'll find it in the Preferences under the Object category. Select the desired formats from the Object pulldown menu, then use the field to the right to define which app should open that type of image. Yes, I am using FH10 and not MX.
julian Doesburg · May 7, 2007 - 18:20 EST #42
Hi Lee,
Thanks for that. Yes I have tried to map the bitmap to Photoshop, but it won't let me select any application at all. When asked to select the application, they (the .app files) are visible, but greyed out, and thus not selectable. If I could solve this, I'd be on FH10 and not MX any day!
Julian Doesburg · May 22, 2007 - 16:42 EST #43
Hi Lee,
From your comments on the external editing in F/H, it seems like this feature is working for you, on a MAC, not PC, and in OSX - what version OSX, I'm using 10.4.8. I have 2 late model Macs, which won't allow the external editors in F/H 10 to map to any programme at all - I'd love to solve this one!
Lee Bennett (ATPM Staff) · May 22, 2007 - 17:51 EST #44
Julian - I, too, am running 10.4.8. I'm using a quad 2.5ghz Power Mac G5. I wish I had more information to provide—I don't. I'm looking at my Preferences window right now with the Object category selected and "TIFF Image" chosen from the External Editors pulldown menu. I had clicked the ... button over on the right which produced a typical open/save dialog box which I used to navigate to the Adobe Photoshop application, and locked that in. From then on, I can just hold down Option and double click an imported photo (I set Photoshop for JPEGs as well), and after various alert dialog boxes, the image opens in Photoshop. It's never not worked for me.
Lukas Moger · May 29, 2007 - 17:45 EST #45
When I look and compare freehand with illustrator, I can clearly see that illustrator is by far more powerful, stable and much more better effects can be acheived. I prefer freehand only because the white arrow tool can be used to select a line on a closed pathed object and you can pull the line in any direction. In illustrator, to create curved lines means to only use the pen tool and then click handles pretruding from the lines.
Lydia · June 5, 2007 - 00:43 EST #46
I exported as eps from FH10 and can import the graphic in MS word ok. But in quark it won't show up just a post scrip gray box. Do you know what I am doing wrong? anyone? When I try to place the eps in a FH10 document I get a box with an x. empty. I don't know what I did. Unfortunately I did not save the original drawings just the eps files. Do you think this is why?
Lee Bennett (ATPM Staff) · June 5, 2007 - 01:52 EST #47
Lydia - my recollection is that many apps (especially older ones) can only deal with the embedded preview that can be saved with an EPS vector image. That preview is usually either a TIFF or a JPG and is often low resolution. If that preview is missing, then all you get is the gray box. There's a possibility it will still print fine, but emphasis on "possibility" and not a guarantee. Newer applications such as Adobe InDesign can generally parse the EPS data and actually render the graphic.

FreeHand 10 and MX had two ways of saving EPS files. One was an export method and the other was with the regular Save dialog box, but changing the file format to Editable EPS. That's the only sure way to be sure your EPS files can open up back into FH.
CMWyckoff · May 1, 2008 - 10:07 EST #48
I am not a designer, and usually use FH10 only to make changes to images created by others, who have the same problem:

When exporting, FH always defaults to .swf, so all of us have to pull down and change how we want the exported file saved. We ALWAYS want to export as Macintosh.eps. Is there a way to change this permanently? Thanks for your help!
Lee Bennett (ATPM Staff) · May 1, 2008 - 11:56 EST #49
CMWyckoff - this may not be the answer your looking for, but it might serve you better.

Instead of exporting to EPS, try a Save As and selecting Editable EPS as the format. I started using this instead of saving native FH10 files. It created an EPS that I was fully able to use in my various other DTP apps, and I could still double-click-open them into FH10. From then on, I didn't have to select anything. I only needed to hit the regular Save button and it remained an EPS.

I concede there may be some FH effects that aren't properly retained when saving to an Editable EPS instead of FH10 format. But I also remind that I, personally, *never* encountered such trouble since I never really used advanced effects in FH.
Jack Wabbit · September 9, 2008 - 09:40 EST #50
KPT Vector FX. Who's got 'em? Tell me now. CS3 sucks.
Lee Bennett (ATPM Staff) · September 9, 2008 - 10:35 EST #51
Jack - unfortunately, they're pretty much gone. The tools were sold to Corel and Corel hasn't done anything with them since the OS 8 and 9 days.

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