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Batch conversion of old Freehand clipart files to AI or EPS?

Nov 18, 2011 4:55 PM

I've found several threads about simply opening an old Freehand file into Illustrator, but I am looking for a utility that can convert the entire disk, or at least entire folders at one time. Looks like I have the Freehand 5 and Freehand 7 clipart disks and booklets.


I have Macromedia MX, along with the CS5 Design Premium suite on this Windows7 system.


A lot of the clipart from that period looks very similar. I start to wonder if I don't already have the same artwork in other packages.


I have been copying my clipart CDs to my hard drives and started trying to catalog them. Extensis Portfolio 8.5 appears to be reading AI, EPS, TIF, BMP, JPG, & WMF, but I don't think it is generating preview images for FH5 or even Corel Draw's CDR formats,


Any help or advice would be appreciated.


M. Jackson

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    Nov 21, 2011 6:03 AM   in reply to jh_photos

    File menu->Scripts->FreehandToAI

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    Nov 21, 2011 12:56 PM   in reply to jh_photos

    This menu item is in Illustrator CS5.


    I have not tried on subfolders but it works on all the files in a particular folder.

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