Freehand vice Illustrator (was Re: [Mac OS X TeX] TeXShop 1.1 is available)

William Adams wadams at
Mon Jun 25 18:30:18 CEST 2001

I'm a long-time FreeHand user (and use Altsys Virtuoso 2.0 on my NeXT
Cube---it was the direct antecedent of Freehand v4, which was
essentially a port of that program to Mac/Windows)

I find FreeHand to be much more efficient and flexible than Illustrator,
with a nicer, more useful featureset. It's also better at handling
multiple page documents.

The Demo is decent (though Carbon and not Cocoa :( and for those not
expecting Virtuoso's level of integration and Display PostScript
features, is okay---but there's no .eps parser, so one must wash
documents through .pdf (and Freehand 10 seems _very_ capable of editing .pdfs)


William Adams, publishing specialist
ATLIS Graphics & Design / 717-731-6707 voice / 717-731-6708 fax
Sphinx of black quartz, judge my vow.

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