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Hello, I've problem with Freehand MX when I try to move objects from one to another end of the doent. It takes 30 sec and longer, sometimes it says there's not enouh memory to do this. But that must be a joke. Ther are 2 gig RAM in a 3,4 GHz machine. Should be enough for Freehand. I'm working with Windows XP Pro. Can anybody help me?...

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    Hello,
    I've problem with Freehand MX when I try to move objects from one to another
    end of the doent. It takes 30 sec and longer, sometimes it says there's not
    enouh memory to do this. But that must be a joke. Ther are 2 gig RAM in a 3,4
    GHz machine. Should be enough for Freehand. I'm working with Windows XP Pro.
    Can anybody help me?

    alexander26 Guest

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    Have you applied the FHMX 11.0.2 updater?

    Judy Arndt


    alexander26 wrote:
    > I've problem with Freehand MX when I try to move objects from one to another
    > end of the doent. It takes 30 sec and longer, sometimes it says there's not
    > enouh memory to do this. But that must be a joke. Ther are 2 gig RAM in a 3,4
    > GHz machine. Should be enough for Freehand. I'm working with Windows XP Pro.
    Judy Arndt Guest

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    Yes I have
    alexander26 Guest

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    Hi,

    What applications are running in the background while you use FreeHand MX?
    Specifically, make sure that your anti-virus' real time protection is disabled.
    This feature affects most applications that deal with vector graphics
    conversions.

    I hope this helps.

    Anthony F. Dugenia
    Technical Support Specialist
    Macromedia Technical Support
    To search for TechNotes and other issues use;
    [url]http://www.macromedia.com/support/search/[/url]



    Anthony F. Dugenia MMTS Guest

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    Considering that antivirus software is almost mandatory these days,
    especially in a corporate networked situations it seems to me that MM
    should take this into account for software design, at least for the Major
    antivirus software packages such as Norton

    mg


    "Anthony F. Dugenia MMTS" <webforumsusermacromedia.com> wrote in message
    news:cd6ebk$nqk$1forums.macromedia.com...
    > Hi,
    >
    > What applications are running in the background while you use FreeHand
    MX?
    > Specifically, make sure that your anti-virus' real time protection is
    disabled.
    > This feature affects most applications that deal with vector graphics
    > conversions.
    >
    > I hope this helps.
    >
    > Anthony F. Dugenia
    > Technical Support Specialist
    > Macromedia Technical Support
    > To search for TechNotes and other issues use;
    > [url]http://www.macromedia.com/support/search/[/url]
    >
    >
    >

    Martin Gamache Guest

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    Here are a few things known to slow FHMX to a crawl:

    1. Many Raster Effects in doent when Doent Setting > Raster Effects
    Setting is set to a high res. Workaround: Set Raster Effects Setting to 72
    ppi while working and change to higher res only when printing.

    2. Many high-res TIFF images in file. Set Preferences > Redraw to Low
    resolution. Make sure to set it back to Full before printing to
    non-Postscript printer.

    3. Many nested groups of complex paths. I suspect that FHMX applies group
    level attributes to all groups even if you have not assigned any group-level
    attributes. These multiply exponentially when you have groups within groups
    within groups. Workaround: Ungroup and reduce the number and depth of nested
    groups. Use layers if necessary to manage complex vector art.

    Judy Arndt
    --
    FHMX 11.0.2 (Build 92)
    Mac G4, OS 10.3.4

    Judy Arndt Guest

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    thank to all of you,
    yes I think, its the Norton Antvirus that make the problems. But all of our
    machines have this problem and I cant disable the protection. This wil end in
    chaos. Maybe thats the answer. Disable antvirus, wait a bit, crash your network
    and go home. Then it doesn't matter when Freehand is a little slow... :-)

    alexander26 Guest

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    Macromedias mx products seems to conflict with norton antivirus badly. They should figure it out together. I'm facing problems with Fireworks and Freehand &amp; norton....
    _ekku_ Guest

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    That's a ridiculous statement to make - disable antivirus realtime protection?
    Freehand runs slowly because it's rubbish. It won't export CMYK TIFF files
    correctly because it's rubbish. Its redraw refresh is slow and inaccurate
    because it's rubbish. I apologise for sounding so negative but I've used
    Freehand since 3.1, I'm now using MX and my next upgrade will be to Illustrator
    (which runs fine even WITH antivirus realtime enabled... hang on, isn't
    Illustrator also a vector application?) because Freehand is slow and riddled
    with problems, and Macromedia seem totally disinterested in fixing or even
    addressing the issues. Alexander26, your machine is an excellent specification,
    it's simply the software which is to blame.

    SimonBowland Guest

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