Contact US

Log In

Come Join Us!

Are you a
Computer / IT professional?
Join Tek-Tips Forums!
  • Talk With Other Members
  • Be Notified Of Responses
    To Your Posts
  • Keyword Search
  • One-Click Access To Your
    Favorite Forums
  • Automated Signatures
    On Your Posts
  • Best Of All, It's Free!

*Tek-Tips's functionality depends on members receiving e-mail. By joining you are opting in to receive e-mail.

Posting Guidelines

Promoting, selling, recruiting, coursework and thesis posting is forbidden.

Students Click Here

Freehand MX won't open Freehand 9 files

Freehand MX won't open Freehand 9 files

Freehand MX won't open Freehand 9 files

We have just loaded Freehand MX on a G5 running the new OSX. We can't open any of the Freehand 9 files with the new MX software. We also still have files that were created in Freehand 8, but are able to open those files with Freehand 9. Is MX not backwards compatible so that you can open Freehand 9 files without converting them.
(Once they have been converted to MX, 9 has problems with them, therefore we would have to implement all the G5s at the same time which is not what we want to do.)

RE: Freehand MX won't open Freehand 9 files

This isn't going to help you one little bit, but I just ran a test, saving a freehand document in 7, 8, 9 and 10. I opened all of them just fine from MX. I am running OS 10.2.8 on a silver G4 so I don't think it's an MX problem.
I am assuming, of course, that you are opening MX first and then opening the files from MX. Freehand always looks for the version of the application it was created in first & if it's not there, sometimes won't open so double clicking on the freehand file itself might not work.

Red Flag This Post

Please let us know here why this post is inappropriate. Reasons such as off-topic, duplicates, flames, illegal, vulgar, or students posting their homework.

Red Flag Submitted

Thank you for helping keep Tek-Tips Forums free from inappropriate posts.
The Tek-Tips staff will check this out and take appropriate action.

Reply To This Thread

Posting in the Tek-Tips forums is a member-only feature.

Click Here to join Tek-Tips and talk with other members! Already a Member? Login

Close Box

Join Tek-Tips® Today!

Join your peers on the Internet's largest technical computer professional community.
It's easy to join and it's free.

Here's Why Members Love Tek-Tips Forums:

Register now while it's still free!

Already a member? Close this window and log in.

Join Us             Close