Working with CorelDraw files

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Ged
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Working with CorelDraw files

Postby Ged » Wed Sep 16, 2015 3:25 pm

Hello,
I am new here and have not downloaded or used Inkscape yet. I have a new (Win 10) PC and am considering either purchasing the latest Corel Suite or giving Inkscape a whirl. :) I have a large number of old Corel (cdr ) files and do not want to rebuild them.

So, my question is this: can I import a cdr file into Inkscape, add, edit, and save it into an Inkscape file without losing anything?

Thanks for any advice.

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Re: Working with CorelDraw files

Postby v1nce » Fri Sep 18, 2015 4:33 am

>0.91 will read CDR.

Without losing anything is another question.

Sometimes Word N can not open Word N-1 flawlessly so don't expect too much from conversion from X format to Y format

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Re: Working with CorelDraw files

Postby brynn » Fri Sep 18, 2015 12:58 pm

Yes, this is new with version 0.91, that Inkscape can natively import/open CDR files. But since it is new, it may not have been thoroughly tested. And I don't know if this is true, but it seems like files made with different versions of Corel Draw might behave differently.

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Re: Working with CorelDraw files

Postby Ged » Fri Sep 18, 2015 3:04 pm

Thank you.

I have now downloaded Inkscape 0.91 and tried it. My CDR file contained 8 pages of various sketches. When imported it displayed the first page, but I could not open any more. When attempting to do so, Inkscape suddenly closed. My Corel is version 12.

I will work around this by only importing single page files at a time.

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Re: Working with CorelDraw files

Postby brynn » Fri Sep 18, 2015 4:03 pm

Sudden closing (i.e. a crash) can be caused by a number of things. One can be a huge file size. Depending on how much RAM you have, and huge file could be anything over 5 mb (in my experience). Or it could be something else about that 1 file.

Have you done any testing to find out whether the problem is having 2 files open at the same time? I've never heard of that as a cause of a crash before (unless the 2nd file being opened is huge or corrupt).

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Re: Working with CorelDraw files

Postby ~suv » Fri Sep 18, 2015 4:58 pm

Ged wrote:I have now downloaded Inkscape 0.91 and tried it. My CDR file contained 8 pages of various sketches. When imported it displayed the first page, but I could not open any more. When attempting to do so, Inkscape suddenly closed.

Known problem with Inkscape 0.91 on Windows:


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