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Old 08-12-2005, 11:36 AM   #11
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Having switched from Illustrator 88 to FreeHand, I loved the application nad did many hundreds, nay thousands, of drawing in FH.
But the last two versions have been fairly buggy. And with the almost complete lack of interest from Macromedia, they never really addressed the fixes until the next full version, which introduced more bugs.
Frustration with all the glitches drove me to Illustrator.
Actually CorelDraw has more features, is faster, and I think by far the easiest to learn.

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Old 08-12-2005, 03:31 PM   #12
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But the last two versions have been fairly buggy. And with the almost complete lack of interest from Macromedia, they never really addressed the fixes until the next full version, which introduced more bugs.
Frustration with all the glitches drove me to Illustrator.
Actually CorelDraw has more features, is faster, and I think by far the easiest to learn.
I haven't seriously done anything with Freehand for probably five years at least, so pretty well missed seeing the glitches.

As for CorelDraw, it hasn't had much of a presence among MacOS users, so, having both AI and FH, I haven't tried it. I only knew one Mac-based operation that had it and they had it because they were a printer, got a deal on it because of that fact (somehow), and used it mainly to access CD files from Windows customers.

   
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Old 08-12-2005, 07:07 PM   #13
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I've never used CorelDraw so I know nothing about it, but my fervent hope is that Illo and Free will join forces--no doubt to become Frustrator, but when I was fed up with AI9, I really tried to like Freehand. Little things like being able to grab the handles without going into wireframe mode, or magnifying to 800%, touches like that, made Freehand very nice to use. I like AI for the way it organizes, and I'm just used to it, but what AI doesn't have that Freehand has had forever really astounds me.

I hope it astounds Adobe and they make good use of the acquisition<G>

   
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