You've got it pretty well down I think. Freehand can't rip EPS files. If
you have Illustrator you can open the EPS with in that program and then
export it back to Freehand. Or if you have Acrobat Distiller you can
convert the EPS to a PDF which Freehand can open. If you have Mac OS X
then I think you might be able to open the EPS with Preview and export
it as a PDF but I haven't tried that out myself. I'll have to give that
a try when I get a moment.