This is a known issue.
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My workaround is to open the PDF file in Illustrator. Save as AI 7 or AI 8
and open the .ai file in FHMX. (FHMX does not open AI file formats newer
than AI 8.)
FHMX 11.0.2 (Build 92)
Mac G4, OS 10.3.3
> Using Freehand-MX 11.0.2 on a Dual-G5 with OSX 103.3 Panther. Now i can?t
> open/import PDF-Files in Freehand. Drag and drop from the finder into an open
> freehand-document isn?t working too. By opening a PDF i only get an empty
> document. Importing: i can click to positioning the PDF but nothing happens.
> On a imac with Jaguar and FreehandMX 11.0 it?s the same problem.