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Working with new documents

From: CorelDRAW Essential Training

Video: Working with new documents

We're now on Page 3 of your working document; Open, New, Close, and Save. One of the things you'll quickly learn about CorelDRAW is there are many ways to achieve the same result. For example, opening a file. Well, there are many practices for opening the file, so Corel basically have built most of those practices in, so whichever one you're used to will mostly likely work. For example, Control+O works for most Windows programs, or we have the icon up here that we can choose to open, or go to File, and choose Open, or of course, we can go down and open a recently saved a document, as you can see.

Working with new documents

We're now on Page 3 of your working document; Open, New, Close, and Save. One of the things you'll quickly learn about CorelDRAW is there are many ways to achieve the same result. For example, opening a file. Well, there are many practices for opening the file, so Corel basically have built most of those practices in, so whichever one you're used to will mostly likely work. For example, Control+O works for most Windows programs, or we have the icon up here that we can choose to open, or go to File, and choose Open, or of course, we can go down and open a recently saved a document, as you can see.

You'll notice up here under Open, it also tells you the keyboard shortcut, and many of the menus will contain the keyboard shortcut to bring about that particular event. Well, I'm going to use the icon, so I'll click Open, and here in the Open dialog box, you can see across the top here there is a path. Now, I created this path for this training as I was creating it, and it's not going to be the same path you'll be utilizing. I'm going to use this to build up files over time as I create the training, but what you're going to do is you'll have downloaded your files, and I recommend if you haven't already, place them in a folder inside of My Documents, and then you'll see a path up along the top that's relevant to My Documents, and whatever folder you place all of your files inside of.

For right now, I just have this one file here. You'll notice that we can see what's inside of the file, and that's because of of the icon that is saved when you save a file. Now, from version X4 up, in Window Vista, or in Window 7, if you select a file, you can actually see a preview, and if there are multiple pages, you can see a preview of all those pages, and actually scroll through them, which is really very handy. You can change the size of all of your icons by simply choosing that little icon area, depending what version of Windows you have, click on that to display varying sizes, or use the little dropdown, and as you can see, choose your option.

A lot of people have Extra Large Icon selected, because it makes it easy to see what's in the file. Now remember, the icon normally represents the first page of the file you're opening. So select that, and click Open. Now, the first thing I want you to notice is CorelDRAW did not ask us to close down, or didn't automatically close down the other files we had opened. The reason is you can have multiple files or multiple documents open in CorelDRAW at the same time.

To access them, come up to Window, and right near the bottom here, you'll see all of the presently open files. Notice this one here has the little tick alongside; that means this is the one that's presently selected that we're working on. Well, Untitled is just a blank one I created to show you I can have more documents, and this one here, if I click on it, well of course, that's the document you've open right now. A quick way to navigate through is to use Control+Tab, so hold your finger on Control, and tap the Tab key, and I can quickly scroll through, or rotate through all of the open documents, as you can see.

Okay, well I would like for you to go ahead now, and choose one of the open options, and I would like you to open the Cogs file in this path, or if you saved it to an alternate path, please go to that path. Open up, then move through, select the H1, and try the Control+Tab option. Come back, and we'll look at part two.

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CorelDRAW Essential Training

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  1. 5m 5s
    1. Welcome
      1m 21s
    2. Using the exercise files
      3m 44s
  2. 7m 27s
    1. The CorelDRAW interface
      36s
    2. Working with new documents
      3m 45s
    3. Exploring new document advanced options
      3m 6s
  3. 14m 55s
    1. Moving and adding pages
      3m 25s
    2. Understanding page setup
      6m 47s
    3. Arranging dockers
      4m 43s
  4. 19m 59s
    1. Importing files
      3m 51s
    2. Using Corel CONNECT
      12m 23s
    3. Exporting files
      3m 45s
  5. 10m 0s
    1. Working with zooming
      5m 8s
    2. Understanding page views
      4m 52s
  6. 37m 1s
    1. Using the Pick tool
      4m 1s
    2. Selecting objects
      4m 50s
    3. Moving objects
      6m 59s
    4. Sizing objects
      5m 56s
    5. Mirroring objects
      6m 2s
    6. Rotating objects
      5m 33s
    7. Skewing objects
      3m 40s
  7. 12m 54s
    1. Working with Undo and Redo
      5m 2s
    2. Understanding the stacking order
      7m 52s
  8. 1h 6m
    1. Understanding the drawing tools
      8m 35s
    2. Working with the Rectangle tool
      6m 54s
    3. Adding rectangles to a business card
      5m 22s
    4. Working with the Ellipse tool
      4m 23s
    5. Adding ellipses, pies, and arcs
      4m 4s
    6. Working with the Polygon tool
      2m 50s
    7. Adding a multipoint polygon
      2m 12s
    8. Working with the Spiral tool
      5m 5s
    9. Adding a shadowed spiral
      2m 7s
    10. Working with the Graph paper tool
      5m 55s
    11. Adding unique graph shapes
      9m 23s
    12. Working with Perfect Shapes
      6m 34s
    13. Adding a shadowed arrow shape
      2m 44s
  9. 15m 3s
    1. Understanding artistic text
      6m 42s
    2. Adding artistic text
      8m 21s
  10. 40m 22s
    1. Aligning objects
      6m 34s
    2. Understanding duplication
      6m 55s
    3. Working with distribution
      5m 6s
    4. Building an amplifier face
      15m 14s
    5. Aligning text and spacing objects
      6m 33s
  11. 14m 26s
    1. Understanding Group and Ungroup
      7m 9s
    2. Working with Combine and Break Apart
      7m 17s
  12. 38m 25s
    1. Coloring objects and using Uniform fill
      8m 44s
    2. Using the Fountain fill
      4m 56s
    3. Understanding the Color palette and the Document palette
      9m 11s
    4. Working with the Interactive fill tool
      8m 22s
    5. Using the eyedropper tools
      7m 12s
  13. 19m 26s
    1. Using Convert To Curves and Outline Properties
      9m 45s
    2. Understanding advanced Outline Properties
      9m 41s
  14. 17m 57s
    1. Exploring methods of working with Weld, Trim, and Intersect
      8m 38s
    2. Exploring examples using Weld, Trim, and Intersect
      9m 19s
  15. 32s
    1. Goodbye
      32s

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