If you want to retain the styles set in MapInfo, you can export using save
window as, and
choose the enhenced windows metafile format (or just plain old WMF).

Two problems with this solution. First, if you have more than one layer show
in your map
window, they will be merged in the WMF. Solution, draw a bounding rectangle
on the
cosmetic layer. Then, export one layer at a time, plus the rectangle, that
you will use
in Freehand as a guide to align the layers properly. Second, the integrety
of complex
polygons is not assured with the WMF. They will be in te file, but you'll
have some minor
editing to do.

Good luck,

> -----Message d'origine-----
> De:   Carl Nunn - Aligned Assets [SMTP:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
> Date: Wednesday, June 30, 1999 7:07 AM
> :    '[EMAIL PROTECTED]'
> Objet:        MI MapInfo -> Freehand via mappublisher
> 
> Does anyone have experience on how to efficiently import maps into
> freehand v8 from MapInfo?
> 
> My client has a process already set up which involves a fairly long winded
> process exporting to MIF from MapInfo and importing into Freehand via
> mapPublisher, some of which has  been automated. 
> 
> This process takes a long time particularly because all line styles need
> to be set within Freehand each time.
> 
> Is there any way for freehand to have line styles and colour set
> automatically upon import from MapPublisher, depending upon the style (in
> MapInfo) or other attribute setting?. It is also important to keep the
> attributes from MapInfo such as Road Names, which seems to discount
> formats such as WMF or Cutting and Pasting.
> 
> My clients staff currently spend in excess of 15 hours per week importing
> files into freehand  and applying freehand styles to these and I would
> like to find a way to automate this.
> 
> Thanks for any help or advice. If anyone else is interested in the
> solution please let me know and I will send a response summary.
> 
> 
> Carl Nunn
> 
> - ALIGNED ASSETS   -   telephone: 01483 306 210  -  web:
> www.aligned-assets.co.uk      
> 
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