Graphics (SVG) is an open standard graphics file format that allows designers to
put the power of vector graphics to work on the Web. It was created by the World
Wide Web Consortium (W3C).
SVG files are
described in Extensible Markup Language (XML). They are vector graphic images,
which can provide superior detail and faster download times than bitmaps.
Compressed SVG files have an .svgz filename extension.
To view SVG files,
you need an SVG viewer plug-in such as the Corel SVG viewer.
SVG files support
Unicode encoding for text. When exporting an SVG file, you can choose a Unicode
You can embed
information in an SVG file, or you can create additional files to store some of
the information. For example, you can embed a style sheet in an SVG file, or you
can create an external cascading style sheet and link it to the SVG file. By
exported file, but you can choose to store it as a separate file linked to the
SVG file. Also, you can embed bitmaps, or you can save bitmaps as externally
You can export text
as text or curves. When exporting text as text, you can choose to embed all
fonts in a Scalable Vector Graphics file to have full editing capabilities. You
can also embed only the fonts used, and common English or common Roman fonts.
To make your work easier, you can use preset export options, and you can create
custom preset export options that you can reuse later.
Using SVG colors
SVG colors correspond
to color keywords. You can use the SVG color palette available in the
application to help ensure that colors in the exported SVG file are defined by
color keywords. To ensure that the SVG color names you choose are retained in
the SVG exported file, it is recommended that you disable color correction. For
information about color correction, see "Understanding the Color management
information to SVG objects and files
can be added to a drawing and retained in an exported Scalable Vector Graphics
object or file. You can add information to a drawing so that the information
appears in the files XML tags. These tags are derived from the data field
names, each of which is formatted as general text, data and time, linear and
angular dimensions, or numbers. For example, you can name individual objects in
the drawing and add comments for each of these objects. The name and comments
for each object display in the tags of the exported Scalable Vector Graphics
file. For more information about assigning information to objects, see
"Assigning and copying object data."
Similarly, you can
preserve page property information in a Scalable Vector Graphics file, in which
the data field categories are maintained as inline tags. You can also rename the
default author name, classification, description, and keywords categories.