When you begin to create your 35mm slides, go to "File," "New" in the drop-down menus. Choose "Custom" as the "page size." We suggest using a page size of 11 inches by 7.33 inches for 35mm slides, but any page size is acceptable as long as the width is 1.5 times the height (1500 wide by 1000 high, for example). Orientation should be landscape (horizontal). Remember to keep text and drawings away from the edges, as things very close to the edges will be cut off when the slides are mounted. In "Preferences," under "Expert," "Import/output," be sure to have a checkmark in the box for "Embed TIFF/EPS upon import..."
We have installed on our machine all the fonts which came with FreeHand 5.0 as well as with Windows, but to avoid font substitution, you should let us know which fonts you have used in your 35mm slides, especially if there are any third-party fonts, as not all fonts are active at one time.
When you save your file, go to the drop-down menu in the upper left of your screen; choose "File," then "Save As," and save the file as a FreeHand .fh5 file. If you are using a newer version of Freehand, you should "Export" your file as a .fh5 file to send to us, after you have saved it normally as an .fh7 file.
Photographic Specialties is no longer producing slides and transparencies. I have been self-employed for 35 years, but looking forward to retirement since my wife died five years ago. With the decline of conventional photography and the recent recession, the availability of film and chemicals as well as the volume of work has declined to such an extent that it is no longer possible to have fresh chemicals to develop film. I hope that if you still need conventional slides and transparencies, you will be able to find someone who can produce them for you. Thank you for your orders over the years.