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Importing files in CorelDRAW

Importing files in CorelDRAW

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Importing files

Your application lets you import files created in other applications. For example, you can import a Portable Document Format (PDF), JPEG, or Adobe Illustrator (AI) file.You can import a file and place it in the active application window as an object. You can also resize and center a file as you import it. The imported file becomes part of the active file. While importing a bitmap, you can resample it to reduce the file size, or crop it to eliminate unused areas of the photo. You can also crop a bitmap to select only the exact area and size of the image you want to import.

When you import a file from an earlier version of CorelDRAW that contains text in a language different from the language of your operating system, you can use code page settings to ensure that object names, keywords, and notes saved with the file are displayed correctly.

 

Process to import a file into an active drawing

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To import a file into an active drawing

1. Click File Import.

2. Choose the folder where the file is stored.

3. Choose a file format from the Files of type list box.

4. Click the filename.

5. Click Options.

If the file contains text in a language different from that of your operating system, choose the corresponding option from the Code page list box to ensure that object names, keywords, and notes are displayed correctly.

6. Enable any of the following check boxes that are available:

    • Link bitmap externally — lets you link a bitmap externally instead of embedding it in a file

    • Combine multi-layer bitmap — automatically merges the layers within a bitmap

    • Extract embedded ICC profile — lets you save the embedded International Color Consortium (ICC) profile to the color folder where the application is installed

    • Check for watermark — lets you check the image for a watermark and any information it contains, such as copyright

    • Do not show filter dialog — lets you use the filter’s default settings without opening its dialog box

    • Maintain layers and pages — lets you preserve layers and pages when importing files. If you disable the check box, all layers are combined into a single layer.

    • Link to high resolution file for output using OPI — lets you insert a low-resolution version of a TIFF or Scitex Continuous Tone (CT) file into a document. The
       low-resolution version is linked with the high-resolution image, which resides on an Open Prepress Interface (OPI) server.

7. Click Import, and do one of the following:

    • Click the drawing page to maintain original file and position top-left corner where you click.

    • Click and drag on the drawing page to resize the file. The import cursor displays the dimensions of the resized file as you drag on the drawing page.

    • Press Enter to center the file on the drawing page.
Active snapping options are applied to the imported file.



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Not all importing options are available for all file formats.



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Multilayered bitmaps can be imported by default.

• You can import multiple files. Hold down Shift + click to select consecutive files in a list. Hold down Ctrl + click to select non-consecutive files.

 

Process to resample a bitmap while importing

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To resample a bitmap while importing

1. Click File Import.

2. Choose the folder where the image is stored.

3. Choose a file format from the Files of type list box.

4. Click the filename.

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

    • Link bitmap externally — lets you link a bitmap externally instead of embedding it in a file

    • Combine multi-layer bitmap — automatically merges the layers within a bitmap

    • Extract embedded ICC profile — lets you save the embedded International Color Consortium (ICC) profile to the color folder where the application is installed

    • Check for watermark — lets you check the image for a watermark and any information it contains such as copyright

    • Do not show filter dialog — lets you use the filter’s default settings without opening its dialog box

    • Maintain layers and pages — lets you maintain layers and pages when importing files; if you disable the check box, all layers are combined in a single layer

6. Choose Resample from the list box, and click Import.

7. In the Resample image dialog box, type values in any of the following boxes:

    • Width — specifies the width of the graphic in a chosen unit of measurement or as a percentage of its original width

    • Height — specifies the height of the graphic in a chosen unit of measurement or as a percentage of its original height

8. In the Resolution area, type values in the following boxes:

    • Horizontal — lets you specify the horizontal resolution of the graphic in pixels or dots per inch (dpi)

    • Vertical — lets you specify the vertical resolution of the graphic in pixels or dots per inch (dpi)

9. Click the drawing page.

You can also
 
Maintain the width-to-height ratio of the image
Enable the Maintain aspect ratio check box.
Change the units of measurement
Choose a unit type from the Units list box.
Maintain equal horizontal and vertical resolution values automatically
Enable the Identical values check box.




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

• Not all importing options are available for all file formats.

 

Process to crop a bitmap while importing

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To crop a bitmap while importing

1. Click File Import.

2. Choose the folder where the image is stored.

3. Choose a file format from the Files of type list box.

4. Click the filename.

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

    • Link bitmap externally — lets you link a bitmap externally instead of embedding it in a file

    • Combine multi-layer bitmap — automatically merges the layers within a bitmap

    • Extract embedded ICC profile — lets you save the embedded International Color Consortium (ICC) profile to the color folder where the application is installed

    • Check for watermark — lets you check the image for a watermark and any information it contains such as copyright

    • Do not show filter dialog — lets you use the filter’s default settings without opening its dialog box

    • Maintain layers and pages — lets you maintain layers and pages when importing files; if you disable the check box, all layers are combined in a single layer

6. Choose Crop from the list box, and click Import.

7. In the Crop image dialog box, type values in any of the following boxes:

    • Top — specifies the area to remove from the top of the graphic

    • Left — specifies the area to remove from the left edge of the graphic

    • Width — specifies the width of the graphic you want to keep

    • Height — specifies the height of the graphic you want to keep

8. Click the drawing page.



• You can also resize a graphic by dragging the selection handles in the preview window.

• You can change the units of measurement by choosing a unit type from the Units list box in the Crop image dialog box.

 

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