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I'm running FHMX 11.01 build 67 on a new 1.25 GHz Powerbook G4. I keep having problems with FH 11 files and also with FH9 files that I export, becoming corrupted. When I try to open the FH9 files in FH9, I get the dreaded "File is not a valid Freehand doent". When I try to open the FH9 or FH11 files, it just crashes FHMX 11. This has happened several times over the last two months. I have been lucky up until yesterday and always had a recent backup that worked, but this time I lost a few days ...

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    Default FHMX 11.01 corrupting files- OFTEN!

    I'm running FHMX 11.01 build 67 on a new 1.25 GHz Powerbook G4. I keep having problems with FH 11 files and also with FH9 files that I export, becoming corrupted.

    When I try to open the FH9 files in FH9, I get the dreaded "File is not a valid Freehand doent".

    When I try to open the FH9 or FH11 files, it just crashes FHMX 11.

    This has happened several times over the last two months. I have been lucky up until yesterday and always had a recent backup that worked, but this time I lost a few days worth of work.

    Aside from the fact that professional software that costs a lot of money should not routinely destroy one's files, does anyone have any ideas on what I can do to make FHMX destroy my work less often?

    Does anyone have any idea what is causing this problem? I suspect it has something to do with exporting a file as FH9, but I can't routinely te it.

    The poor quality of this product is astonishing and is making me seriously consider switching the company to Illustrator (as some of my coworkers would prefer). I had started pushing my boss to spend the money to upgrade everyone else to StudioMX, but with these problems, I would be an idiot to subject *anyone* to this kind of pain. (Please don't get me wrong, I really like and prefer Freehand and I've been using it for about 13 years!)

    Until they come out with a fix, I'm going to have to return to the much lesser pain of running FH9 in Classic mode.



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    I am also having problems with 11.0.1 Build 67 on a 1.25 G4 with OSX 10.2.6. It crashes often. Part of it is the old PRAM problem. They still haven't fixed this, and the only way I can keep FreeHand from crashing more than 5 times a day is to re-boot and reset the PRAM. Since FreeHand 9, Macromedia has been grabbing PRAM at enormous rates.

    Another problem is that some TIFFS ( I can't find a pattern yet) don't print at all. I've tried everything, including going back to Photoshop, old FreeHand Files for good TIFFS, etc.

    Also, if you use too many transparencies as symbols, the whole file turns bad and prints in wierd colors.

    The only way to solve these issues is to use FH 11.0 Build 416. It prints correctly, but still crashes often.

    So much for progress. This MXa upgrade is full of bugs. Hope the engineers read this.


    Jim K. webforumsuser@macromedia.com Guest

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    It seems that it would be very wise for Macromedia to work on the stability of FH for the next update more than to working on new features. If this unstability stays like it is now, I a affraid Freehand will not survive on the long term. And that would be a shame.

    Onno Rijpstra



    Onnozel webforumsuser@macromedia.com Guest

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