[Pro] Handing off a Freeway Pro website to an Express user

Sorry I know this has been covered before but I couldn’t find it in searches… if memory serves, the answer is a flat out - NO - but thought I would ask.

Can I give a new Express user my Pro design and have them be able to pick up using it in any way, shape or form? I wouldn’t mind if some things are missing or broken, but at least the layouts/designs were there.

Export from Pro?
Import into Express?
Save as Template?

Just grasping at straws. I do know if it’s going to be a full do-over they might not be motivated to stay on the Freeway platform. Obviously there are so many more things in Pro - they cannot possibly translate very well however…

Thanks in advance.


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No, Express cannot open a file once it has been saved by Pro. You can open an Express file in Pro, and look at it (without saving) without triggering this rule, but once you have saved it in Pro, that’s it. Your recipient could use a 30-day free trial of Freeway to make changes for a month, but after that they would have to buy Pro.

Note that this is not a simple money-grubbing arbitrary rule (although who’s to blame Softpress for making money?). The file formats are similar, but not the same, and even if you weren’t barred from doing so, opening a Pro document with Express would either corrupt the file, or compromise the design, or both!

Walter

On Dec 13, 2012, at 10:39 AM, Karen E wrote:

Sorry I know this has been covered before but I couldn’t find it in searches… if memory serves, the answer is a flat out - NO - but thought I would ask.

Can I give a new Express user my Pro design and have them be able to pick up using it in any way, shape or form? I wouldn’t mind if some things are missing or broken, but at least the layouts/designs were there.

Export from Pro?
Import into Express?
Save as Template?

Just grasping at straws. I do know if it’s going to be a full do-over they might not be motivated to stay on the Freeway platform. Obviously there are so many more things in Pro - they cannot possibly translate very well however…

Thanks in advance.


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Thanks Walt - as I suspected, though I thought maybe “save as template” had a chance…

In some ways this is a blessing in disguise - otherwise I might have ended up being their tech support - forever! - Unless of course they decide to buy Pro. ha ha


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