The Portable Document
Format (PDF) is a file format designed to preserve fonts, images, graphics, and
formatting of an original file. Using Adobe Reader and Adobe Acrobat Exchange, a
PDF file can be viewed, shared, and printed by Mac OS, Windows, and UNIX users.
You can open or
import a PDF file. When you open a PDF file, it is opened as a CorelDRAW file.
When you import a PDF file, the file is imported as grouped objects and can be
placed anywhere within your current document. You can import an entire PDF file,
individual pages from the file, or multiple pages.
Some PDF files are
secured by a password. You are prompted to enter a password before you can open
and edit a secured PDF file. For information about PDF security options, see
"Setting security options for PDF files."
The method by which
PDF files store information affects how text looks and how easily it can be
edited. To help ensure the best results for your document, you can choose
whether to import the text in your file as text or as curves.
When you import text
as text, the font and text are preserved, and the text is fully editable as
artistic or paragraph text. However, some effects and formatting may be lost.
This option is recommended if you have a PDF file that contains large blocks of
text, such as a newsletter, and you want to reformat the text or add text
When you import text
as curves, the appearance of the text, including all effects applied to it, are
preserved, and each letter is converted to a curve object. With this option, the
text formatting features can no longer be used to edit the text. If you have a
PDF file that contains a small amount of text that does not require editing, or
if you do not have the fonts used in the PDF file, you can import the text as
curves. For more information about converting text to curves, see "Finding,
editing, and converting text.
To import a Portable Document Format file
2. Locate the folder in which the file is stored.
PDF - Adobe Portable Document Format from the Files of
type list box.
4. Click the filename.
If the file is protected by a password, type a valid password in the
6. In the
Import text as area, choose one of the following options:
• Text — lets you edit and reformat the text from the PDF file
• Curves — converts text to curves. Choose this option when you
do not need to edit the text from the PDF file, and you want to
maintain the appearance of the
If you are importing a multipage document, select the pages you want
to import, and click OK.
7. Click the drawing page.
• If a block of text is imported as separate text objects, you can
combine the text objects by selecting them and clicking Arrange