Join Mark Swift for an in-depth discussion in this video importing and exporting, part of Getting Started with CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 12.
- Well in this chapter, we get to talk about some of the strengths of CorelDRAW. The import and export filters, the plethora of filters that are available. As well as version controls, and first I'd like to talk to you about something that's brand new to CorelDRAW 12, and that is text in coding, or the code page. If you're dealing with colleagues from overseas, or colleagues that are writing in another language, other than English, from an operating system that has been produced in another language, you're gonna run into text in coding issues.
Now this may not apply to everybody, but anybody who has been dealing with this issue, is gonna be saying hallelujah right now. The text in coding is something that allows you to reencode the text that you're importing into the proper language that you expect it to be coming from. For example, this text is currently encoded and is properly being displayed in Russian. If I go up to my Text, and Code, you can see that other than the Current encoding, I can change it to any number of languages from around the world, and in various formats.
So if I switch the encoding, say to Greek, well it's not going to be previewed properly. And this is exactly what it would look like if you were importing Russian text from Russian source, into a Latin language processor, which is what most of us in North America are using. But if I take it back down to the Cyrillic language, here's one for the Mac, then it displays properly again. I'm just gonna cancel out of here. So, if I'd imported this text from a Russian colleague, and it was looking like gibberish, chances are I need to go change my text in coding, which is fully available to you here, in CorelDRAW 12, to the appropriate language for the operating system it came from.
Now let's take a look at the import and export filters. If I'm going to export this file, CorelDRAW supports a huge list of export filters to various programs. We play well with everybody on the market. We've got Encapsulated Postscript, Adobe Illustrator, an EMF file, a CGM file, metafile, we can export to SPG Graphics, AutoCAD, big AutoCAD player, all kinds of Bitmap formats, and a number of others. You can see we even support the major Office suites.
Likewise, if I am importing, I have a similarly huge list. I can import beautifully from the other Vector illustration packages out there, and CorelDRAW, and AutoCAD. AutoCAD support inside of CorelDRAW is a beautiful thing. You can do, from a Vector illustration standpoint, when you're trying to create a visualization of your CAD drawings, you can do amazing things inside of CorelDRAW. If you're not already using it, take a look. Again, we can import from a variety of sources.
You can see there's just a ton, ton of filters, places you can bring files into CorelDRAW. As well, I'd like to show you version and control. That is, if we say File, Save As, in this dialogue box, on top of a number of other things, we have a version control. We can set a version. If you're dealing with somebody who has an older version of DRAW, you can prepare this file to be compatible with theirs. Obviously, if you save it in Version 12, Version 11 won't know how to deal with that file format. So, you can save it in Version 11, 10 , 9, 8, et cetera, back to Version 7.
Version 8, the digital camera addition. So you have a number of options there, when you're preparing to share your files with other users.