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Saving FreeHand Files with AppleScript

Saving FreeHand Files with AppleScript


How can I convert existing FreeHand 5, 7 and 8 documents to FreeHand 9?


The following basic script will save a file as FreeHand 9:

tell application “FreeHand 9”
make new document
save last document as “DataTypeAGD4” in file “hard drive name:folder name”
end tell

Note: Datatype AGD4 is the designation for the FreeHand 9.x format, and AGD3 is the designation for FreeHand 8.x. You shouldn’t have to specify this, but it doesn’t work unless you do. For further information on scripting FreeHand, consult the AppleScript Dictionary.