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Exporting files in CorelDRAW

Exporting files in CorelDRAW

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Exporting files

You can export and save images to a variety of file formats that can be used in other applications. For example, you can export a file to the Adobe Illustrator (AI) or GIF format.

You can export a file to a selected file format. You can also export a file by saving the open file under a different name or to a different file format while leaving the open file in its existing format.

Some file formats may not support all the features that a CorelDRAW (CDR) file has so it is a good idea to save the original file as a CorelDRAW (CDR) file before exporting it.

 

Process to export a file

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To export a file

1. Click File Export.

2. Choose the folder where you want to save the file.

3. Choose a file format from the Save as type list box.

4. Type a filename in the File name list box.

5. Click Options, and enable any of the following active check boxes:

    • Export this page only — exports only the current page in a multipage file

    • Selected only — saves only the objects selected in the active drawing

    • Web_safe_filenames — replaces the white space in a filename with an underscore. Special characters are replaced by characters suitable for Web-based
       filenames.

    • Do not show filter dialog — suppresses dialog boxes that provide other options when exporting

6. Click Export.



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If a dialog box for the export format opens, specify the options you want. For detailed information about file formats, see "File formats.

You can also
 
Compress a file on export
Choose a compression type from the Compression type list box.
Specify information about a file
Type any comments you want in the Notes box.



• Not all of the options or the compression types in the Export dialog box are available for all file formats.

• Objects on a hidden layer are displayed in the exported file unless the printing and exporting function for the hidden layer is disabled.

• For information about the options available when you export to a bitmap file format, see "To convert a vector graphic to a bitmap when exporting.



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You can specify which layers will appear in the exported file. For more information, see "To enable or disable printing and exporting of a layer.

 

Process to export a file to Microsoft Office or WordPerfect Office

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To export a file to Microsoft Office or WordPerfect Office

1. Click File Export for Office.

2. From the Export to list box, choose one of the following:

    • Microsoft Office — lets you set options to meet the different output requirements of Microsoft Office applications

    • WordPerfect Office — automatically optimizes the image for WordPerfect Office by converting it to a WordPerfect Graphics file (WPG)

3. From the Graphic should be best suited for list box, choose one of the following:

    • Compatibility — lets you save the drawing as a bitmap in the Portable Network Graphic (PNG) file format. This preserves the appearance of the drawing when you
       import it into an office application.

    • Editing — lets you retain most of the editable elements in vector drawings by saving the drawing in the Extended Metafile Format (EMF)

4. From the Optimized for list box, choose one of the following options:

    • Presentation — lets you optimize the file for outputs such as slide shows or online documents (96 dpi)

    • Desktop printing — lets you maintain good image quality for desktop printing (150 dpi)

    • Commercial printing — lets you optimize the file for high-quality printing (300 dpi)

An estimated file size appears in the lower-left corner of the dialog box.

5. Click OK.

6. Locate the folder in which you want to save the file.

7. Type a filename in the Filename list box.

8. Click Save.

You can also
 
Zoom in and out in the preview window
Using the Zoom in or Zoom out tool, click in the preview window.
Pan to view another area of the drawing
Using the Pan  tool , drag in the preview window until the area you want to see becomes visible.





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Only the options that apply to your output are available. For example, the Optimized for options are available only if you choose the Microsoft Office and
   Compatibility options.

• Layers in a drawing are flattened when exported to Microsoft Office or WordPerfect Office.

 

Process to save a file to a different format

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To save a file to a different format

1. Click File Save as.

2. Choose the folder where you want to save the file.

3. Choose a file format from the Save as type list box.

4. Type a filename in the File name list box.

5. Click Options, and enable any of the following active check boxes:

    • Selected only — saves only the objects selected in the active drawing

    • Web_safe_filenames — replaces the white space in a filename with an underscore. Special characters are replaced by characters suitable for Web-based
       filenames.

    • Save with embedded VBA project — lets you save, with the file, macros you have created in the VBA editor

6. Click Save.

 
You can also
 
Specify information about a file
Type any comments you want in the Notes box.
Add keywords
Type any keywords you want in the Keywords box.



• Not all of the options or the compression types in the Save drawing dialog box are available for all file formats.

 

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