What's fixed in 8.0.1b?

Shortly after releasing 8.0.1, we found and fixed a few bugs bugs and other changes.

Macintosh

FreeHand 8.0.1 introduced the option to link rather than embed GIF, JPEG, PSD, and TARGA formats. When linked, they retain their original characteristics. When embedded, they become TIFFs, as they do in FreeHand 8.0. When opening files containing linked JPEGs, 8.0.1 made poor use of RAM. Even worse, the subsequent error message read "Could not complete your request because the file is not the right kind." This was fixed in 8.0.1b.

FreeHand 8.0.1b can import JPEG images (RGB, CMYK or Grayscale), retaining their size and resolution as set in PhotoShop's Image Size dialog box, rather than defaulting to 72 dpi resolution.

Updaters for FreeHand 8.0/ Macintosh

Installation: Macintosh

1

If FreeHand 8 is running, choose File > Quit.

2

Copy the Updater file into the FreeHand 8 folder.

3 Double-click to launch the FreeHand 8.0.1b Updater file.
4 Follow the directions on the screen.
5 When the update is finished, start FreeHand and choose About FreeHand from the Apple menu. Verify that FreeHand Version 8.0.1b appears in the dialog box.
6 Delete the Updater file.

Windows

FreeHand 8.0.1b works around a bug in how Windows NT allocates resources. Before the workaround, using FreeHand 8 for several hours on Windows NT would sometimes render the computer unresponsive. The screen would typically become completely gray, and any unsaved files were unrecoverable.

In 8.0.1, linked images in a FreeHand Mac file failed to print when taken to Windows. The images were not saved with an extension and the printer driver did not find them at print time. This was fixed in 8.0.1b.

FreeHand 8.0.1b for Windows has the same feature set as the Macintosh version and can open graphics regardless of filename, assuring cross-platform compatibility.

Updaters for FreeHand 8.0/Windows

Installation: Windows
1

If FreeHand 8 is running, choose File > Exit.

2

Double-click to launch the FH8bup.exe Updater file.

3 Follow the directions on the screen.
4 When the update is finished, start FreeHand and choose Help > About FreeHand. Verify that FreeHand Version 8.0.1b appears in the dialog box.
5 Delete the Updater file.



Note:These updaters should successfully patch both 8.0 and 8.0.1 for the respective languages. If at first the updater fails, try reinstalling FreeHand 8 from the CD. If still unsuccessful, try running the patch with Extensions off (on Macintosh), or in Safe mode (Windows 95/98), or in VGA only mode (Windows NT). Upon successfully patching Freehand 8, restart the system in the usual manner.





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