This has come up on this forum before. One possible solution is to quit FH> Here's a strange issue with Freehand 10. Just recently, I am unable to open a
> new file. I can open, edit and save an existing file, but if I go File -> New
> or command + n, nothing happens. I've uninstalled and reinstalled Freehand
> several times to no avail. I can't find much about this anywhere. Any clues?
and delete your Preferences file.
See this thread:
I don't know about reinstalling FH10, but reinstalling FHMX doesn't
overwrite your Preferences and Settings file, meaning it doesn't remove
corrupted prefs or corrupted default doents. You don't start over with a
clean slate of settings unless you manually delete all settings files before
FHMXa, G4, Mac OS 10.2.6