Convert old Illustrator file to CS6

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by carlsson, Jan 1, 2013.

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    carlsson

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    I have some older Illustrator files (and maybe some FreeHand files as well) that I'd like to open with CS6.

    Is there a converter application that can do this for me?

    Or must I install the older versions?
     
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    firedept

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    You will definitely not be able to open the Freehand files. They removed this feature in CS6. I know it worked in CS5. I have ai files that go back to CS2 and have no problem opening with CS6. Hope this helps some.
     
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    carlsson

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    Thanks for the answer. However, I'm not able to open older (ie <CS4) Illustrator files with CS6. I have read about others that have this problem as well, and my impression was that this was intentional from Adobe?

    Hmm, I think I have to install OS X10.4 together with FreeHand MX and CS4 on an older Mac.... *sigh*
     
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    firedept

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    Unfortunately. At least you still have a solution, where as some peolple don't. CS6 has been a bit of a problem for a lot of people. I have my own issues with it. For the most part still okay. But I still have CS4, 5 & 5.5 around to help me with the odd problem.
     
  5. macrumors 6502a

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    I still have illustrator 8 running, and frankly that was as good as illustrator ever got.
     

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