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Any body know why my new Fireworks MX won't open CorelDraw (.cdr) files, even though they are listed as a known file type. I get "Unknown file type" for an error message. I'm running Win XP, using Corel 11, though I can't get earlier version to open correctly either. thanks, Carl...

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    Any body know why my new Fireworks MX won't open CorelDraw (.cdr) files, even though they are listed as a known file type. I get "Unknown file type" for an error message. I'm running Win XP, using Corel 11, though I can't get earlier version to open correctly either.
    thanks,
    Carl


    carlinaz webforumsuser@macromedia.com Guest

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    I have not had much luck with Corel files either. I don't own Corel so I
    only receive them from clients, and I don't have any control over how they
    save the files in the first place. I did read on the MM site that the Corel
    files must be uncompressed, but it did not state which version of Corel was
    the limit.

    Here's a link to the doent:

    [url]http://www.macromedia.com/support/fireworks/ts/doents/presalesfaq.htm#sys[/url]

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    "carlinaz" <webforumsusermacromedia.com> wrote in message
    news:bijjou$cpp$1forums.macromedia.com...
    > Any body know why my new Fireworks MX won't open CorelDraw (.cdr) files,
    even though they are listed as a known file type. I get "Unknown file type"
    for an error message. I'm running Win XP, using Corel 11, though I can't
    get earlier version to open correctly either.
    > thanks,
    > Carl
    >
    >

    Jim Babbage Guest

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    On 8/27/2003 8:52 PM, "carlinaz" [email]webforumsusermacromedia.com[/email] wrote:
    > Any body know why my new Fireworks MX won't open CorelDraw (.cdr)
    > files, even though they are listed as a known file type. I get
    > "Unknown file type" for an error message. I'm running Win XP, using
    > Corel 11, though I can't get earlier version to open correctly
    > either. thanks, Carl

    Choose File > Save As. File type: CDR, Sort Type: Vector, Version: 7.
    Click on the "Advanced" button. Uncheck both options under File
    Optimization. Click OK, and then on Save. Alternatively, export as an AI
    file.


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    Thanks to all for you input. The suggestions from Linda allowed for the opening of CD files but the colors were wrong and graphics were misaligned or not drawn properly. I found that saving as a .png works well, especially since Fireworks saves it's own files in that format.
    thanks again,
    Carl


    carlinaz webforumsuser@macromedia.com Guest

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    "carlinaz" [email]webforumsusermacromedia.com[/email] wrote:
    > Thanks to all for you input. The suggestions from Linda allowed for
    > the opening of CD files but the colors were wrong and graphics were
    > misaligned or not drawn properly.
    Turn off color profiling/management in Corel Draw, and switch to RGB
    instead of CMYK. The dissadvantage to exporting as a PNG file to
    Fireworks is that the image is no longer editable vectors. If you arn't
    satisfied with the Corel Draw v.7 import, try exporting it in ai v7
    format instead.

    Best regards,
    Linda Rathgeber
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    Linda Rathgeber Guest

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    I hope this doesn't seem ignorant, but I do not see Corel Draw as an available file type that I can open from within Fireworks MX 2004. I used to use Fireworks MX to open my CorelDraw layouts, and then refine them from there for the web, but this seems unavailable now? The doentation says that CorelDraw files can be opened, but I'm not seeing it. Am I missing something?

    I hope Macromedia hasn't removed this option from Fireworks MX 2004! I find it easiest to create vector art in Draw, then bring it into Fireworks for tweaking and conversion, then off to Dreamweaver.

    Thanks,

    Mike


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