How to use Corel Draw

How to Start and Open a Drawing

To Start and Open a Drawing
Welcome to use Corel Draw 10 Step-By-Step Learning Program.
At the beginning, you can start a new Corel Draw 10 drawing in a blank page. A blank page
allows you to specify every aspect of a drawing in the Corel Draw 10 software.
The available templates included the following categories:
!"Full page
!"Label
!"Booklet
!"Side-fold
!"Web
!"Browse
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How to Import a File

To Import a File
Below is the Import utility of Corel Draw. Select a File Name and File Type to import file. Most
graphic files are allowed to import, such as files in the formats of BMP, GIF, JPEG, TIFF, etc.
You are allowed to import files that have been created in other graphics applications.
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How to Export a File

To Export a File
Below is the Export utility of Corel Draw. Select a File Name and File Type to export your Corel
Draw file for usage in other graphics applications. You can export your files to the formats of
CMX, BMP, GIF, JPEG, TIFF, etc.
You can export a file to a selected file format, such as CMX, JPG, GIF…. In addition, you can
also export a file by saving the opened file under a different file name.
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How to Edit Merge Fields to Print

To Edit Merge Fields to Print
Step 1
!"First of all, you have to click on the File tab from the menu bar and select Print Merge,
followed by Edit Merge Fields.
Step 2
!"Follow the instructions in the Print Merge Wizard to edit Merge Fields.
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How to Perform a Merge to Print

To Perform a Merge to Print
Step 1
!"At the beginning, you will need to select the File tab from the menu bar and choose Print
Merge. After that click Perform Merge.
Step 2
!"Then specify the printer settings in your computer.
Step 3
!"Finally, click on the Print button.
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How to Create Merge Fields

To Create Merge Fields
Step 1
!"You have to click on the File tab from the menu bar and choose Print Merge followed by
Create Merge Fields.
Step 2
!"After that follow the instructions in the Print Merge Wizard to create Merge Fields.
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How to Publish in the Web
To Publish in the Web
To publish the Corel Draw files and objects to HTML, you can set the document elements to be
Web-compatible.
Select the settings that you want, and check the pre-flight issues.
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How to Save a Document as a PDF

file

To Save a Document as a PDF file
Step 1
!"At the beginning, you will need to select the File tab from the menu bar and select
Publish to PDF a shown as the picture above.
Step 2
!"Choose one selection from the PDF style list box.
Step 3
!"After that click the drive and folder where you want to save the PDF file to.
Step 4
!"Finally, type a filename for this file.
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How to Access to the Drawing

Information
To Access to the Drawing Information
You can access to the drawing information, such as File name and location, Number of pages,
layers, page size in a drawing, resolution, number of objects, number of points… etc as shown as
the image above.
You will be able to save or print the Drawing Information.
Click on ‘Close’ button if you want to close the Information window.
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Working Corel Draw Pages

How to Duplicate an Object
To Duplicate an Object
Step 1
!"First of all, you have to select an object that you want to duplicate or make a second
copy.
Step 2
!"Click Edit tab from the menu bar and choose Duplicate a shown as the picture above.
Step 3
- This will duplicate the selected object in the drawing.
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How to Clone an Object

To Clone an Object
You can create a copy of an object that is linked to the original object.
All changes to the original object will be reflected automatically in the clone.
Step 1
!"At the beginning, you have to select an object that you want to clone.
Step 2
!"Then select Edit tab from the menu bar and choose Duplicate.
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How to Insert an Embedded Object

To Insert an Embedded Object
Step 1
!"Click on the Edit tab from the menu bar and choose Insert Internet Object followed by
Embedded file.
Step 2
!"You have to enable the Create option from the File option.
Step 3
!"Then click on the Browse button.
Step 4
!"Type in a filename.
Step 5
!"Then, click Insert button to insert the object.
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How to Create Web-enabled Objects

To Create Web-enabled Objects
You can create web-enabled objects for viewing optima in browsers, such as:
Simple Button
Submit Button
Reset Button
Radio Button
Check Box
Text Edit Field
Text Edit Box
Popup Menu
Options List
However, you can also convert text to a Web compatible format so that it can be edited in a
browser.
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How to Create Bar Codes

To Create Bar Codes
You can create a bar codes by using the Barcode Wizard Encodes as shown as the image below.
Step 1
!"Click on the Edit tab from the menu bar and choose Insert Bar Code.
!"After that choose a bar code format from the standard formats list box.
Step 2.
!"Type in the characters that you want to encode in the text box and click Next.
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How to View in Different Modes

To View in Different Modes
You will need to select the View tab and click one of the following modes:
Simple wire-frame displays an outline of the drawing by hiding fills, extrusions, contours, drop
shadows, and intermediate blend shapes.
‘Normal’ displays a drawing that contains high-resolution bitmapped images.
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How to Work with Rulers

To Work with Rulers
The rulers let you measure the size and position of the objects in your drawing.
Check on the ‘Rulers’ to display the size and position of the object for a precise drawing.
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How to Work with Grid

To Work with Grid
You have to click on the View tab from the menu bar and select Grid as shown in the image
below.
The grid is a series of intersecting dashed lines or dots, which you can use to precisely align and
position objects in the drawing window.
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How to Add a Page

To Add a Page
Step 1
!"At the beginning, you have to click on the Layout tab from the menu bar and choose
Insert page.
Step 2
!"Key in the number of pages that you want to insert as shown as the image above.
Step 3
!"This will add new page(s) to the current drawing.
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How to Rename a Page

To Rename a Page
Step 1
!"You will need to select the Layout tab from the menu bar and select Rename page.
Step 2
!"Type in the name of the page that you want to give.
Step 3
!"This will rename the page in the current drawing.
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How to Delete a Page

To Delete a Page
Step 1
!"First of all, you have to click on the Layout tab from the menu bar and select Delete
Page.
Step 2
!"Then, type the number of the page that you want to delete.
Step 3
!"This will delete the selected page from the current drawing.
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How to Re-arrange the Order of

Pages
To Re-arrange the Order of Pages
Step 1
!"Click on the View tab from the menu bar and choose Page Sorter View.
Step 2
!"After that click and drag a page to its new location.
Step 3
!"This will re-arrange the pages in order inside the current drawing.
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How to Zoom in and out of a Drawing

To Zoom in and out of a Drawing
Step 1
!"You can work with this zooming option by opening the Zoom fly-out, or click the Zoom
tool.
Step 2
!"You can zoom in (look nearer) the drawing by double-clicking on the drawing.
Step 3
!"Right click on the mouse button to zoom out (look farther away) from the drawing.
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How to Pane in the Drawing Window

To Pane in the Drawing Window
Step 1
!"At the beginning, you have to click on the Hand tool at the zoom fly-out.
Step 2
!"Drag in the drawing window until the location you want the area to be displayed.
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How to Go to a Specific Page in the
Drawing
To Go to a Specific Page in the Drawing
You can go to a specific page in the drawing by clicking on one of the following buttons:
1. First page - moves to the first page
2. Back one - moves back one page
3. Page number - display the current page number of total pages
4. Forward one - moves forward one page
5. Last page - moves to the last page
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How to Preview the Selected Objects

To Preview the Selected Objects
Step 1
!"First of all, you have to click on the objects that you want to preview.
Step 2
!"Then, click on the View tab from the menu bar and choose Preview Selected Only.
Step 3
!"Then click on the View tab from the menu bar and choose Full-Screen Preview as
shown as the image below.
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How to Specify the Preview Mode

To Specify the Preview Mode
Step 1
!"At the beginning, you have to click on the Tools tab from the menu bar and choose
Options.
Step 2
!"After that double-click on the Workspace and Display.
Step 3
!"Finally, you have to enable the normal view or enhanced view.
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How to View the Facing Pages

To View the Facing Pages
Step 1
!"First, you will need to select the Layout menu followed by Page Setup in the menu.
Step 2
!"Then, click Layout in the list of categories.
Step 3
!"Choose Left side-starts the document on a left-facing page, or Right side-starts the
document on a right-facing page
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Working With Various Shapes

How to Draw a Calligraphic Line

To Draw a Calligraphic Line
Step 1
!"You have to click on the Artistic Media tool at the Curve fly-out.
Step 2
!"Then, click the Calligraphic button on the property bar.
Step 3
!"Type in the values in the Calligraphic angle box.
Step 4
!"Drag until the line to the shape that you satisfied.
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How to Draw a Preset Line

To Draw a Preset Line

Step 1
!"At the beginning, you have to click on the Artistic Media tool at the Curve fly-out.
Step 2
!"Then, click on the Preset button on the property bar.
Step 3
!"Choose a preset line shape from the Preset stroke list list box.
Step 4
!"Drag the line to the shape that you want.
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How to Draw a Pressure-Sensitive

Line

To Draw a Pressure-Sensitive Line
Step 1
!"At the beginning, you will need to select the Artistic Media Tool again at the Curve flyout.
Step 2
!"Then, click Pressure button on the property bar.
Step 3
!"After that drag until the line to the shape that you want.
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How to Draw a Straight Line

To Draw a Straight Line
!"You have to click on the Freehand tool at the Curve fly-out and click the location where
you want to start the line.
!"Finally, click where you want to end it.
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How to Draw a Straight Bezier Lines

To Draw a Straight Bezier Lines
!"Open the Curve fly-out, and click on the Bezier tool a shown as the picture below.
!"Clicks where you want to start the line, and click where you want to change the direction,
then press space bar to finish the line.
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How to Draw a Rectangle

To Draw a Rectangle
!"To do so, click the Rectangle tool, and drag in the drawing window until it becomes the
rectangle that you want.
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How to Round the Corners of a

Rectangle

To Round the Corners of a Rectangle
Step 1
!"You have to click on the Shape tool at the Shape fly-out a shown as the picture below.
Step 2
!"Then, click a rectangle and drag a corner node along the outline of the shape.
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How to Draw an Arc

To Draw an Arc
!"First of all, you have to click on the Shape tool at the Shape fly-out.
!"Click the node of the ellipse or circle, and drag outside the shape's perimeter.
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How to Draw an Ellipse

To Draw an Ellipse
!"First, you will need to select the Ellipse tool, and drag in the drawing window until the
ellipse becomes to the shape that you want.
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How to Draw Polygon

To Draw Polygon
!"Click the Polygon tool at the Object fly-out, and drag in the drawing window until the
polygon become the size that you want. This is shown at the image below.
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How to Reshape a Polygon

To Reshape a Polygon

!"To do so, you ought to change the number of sides of a polygon or number of points on a
star.
!"Select a polygon and type in a value in the Number of points on the field as shown below:
!"
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How to Draw a Spiral

To Draw a Spiral

Step 1
!"At the beginning, you have to click on the Spiral tool at the Object fly-out.
Step 2
!"Then, type in the values in the Spiral revolutions box on the property bar.
Step 3
!"On the property bar, click Symmetrical Spiral or Logarithmic Spiral buttons.
Step 4
!"Drag diagonally in the drawing window until the spiral becomes the required size.
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How to Draw a Grid

To Draw a Grid

Step 1
!"To draw a Grid, click on the Graph Paper tool at the Object fly-out.
Step 2
!"After that type in the values in the top and bottom portions of the graph paper columns
and rows as shown as the image.
Step 3
!"Then, position the cursor where you want the grid to appear and drag diagonally.
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How to Add Text to a Pre-defined

Form

To Add Text to a Pre-defined Form
Step 1
!"To add text, you have to click on the Text tool.
Step 2
!"Then, position the cursor inside the shape's outline until it changes to a Text cursor box.
Step 3
!"Finally, type the format of the font inside the shape.
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How to Change Pre-defined Shape by

using its Glyphs

To Change Pre-defined Shape by using its Glyphs
Step 1
!"To do so, you will need to select a shape with a glyph.
Step 2
!"Then, drag the glyph until it becomes the form that you want.
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How to add Text to a Pre-defined

Form

To add Text to a Pre-defined Form
Step 1
!"You will need to select the Text tool and position the cursor inside the shape's outline
until it changes to a Text cursor box a shown as the picture above.
Step 2
!"Then, type and format the font inside the shape.
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How to draw a Pre-defined Shape

To draw a Pre-defined Shape
Step 1
!"Open the Perfect shapes fly-out, and click one of the tools.
Step 2
!"Then, click a shape at perfect shapes picker.
Step 3
!"Drag in the drawing window until it becomes the shape and the size that you want.
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Working With Objects

How to Deselect the Objects
To Deselect the Objects
!"To deselect objects, you have to click on the Pick tool, and click to a blank space in the
drawing window to deselect a single object.
!"Hold down SHIFT and click the object by using the Pick tool to deselect a single object in
multiple selected objects.
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How to select Multiple or an Object

To select Multiple or an Object
!"Click an object with the Pick tool to select an object.
!"Hold down SHIFT, and click each object that you want to select the multiple objects.
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How to Position an Object

To Position an Object
Select an object and type a value in the x-axis and y-axis stacked boxes as shown at the picture
above.
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How to Position an Object by using a

Different Anchor Point

To Position an Object by using a Different Anchor Point
Step 1
!"First of all, you have to click on an object and select Window followed by Dockers.
!"After that you ought to choose Transformations Then, select Positions.
Step 2
!"You have to disable the Relative position check box and type in the value for horizontal
and vertical.
Step 3
!"Finally, click on Apply.
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How to Set the Nudge Distances

To Set the Nudge Distances
Step 1
!"At the beginning, you have to click on the Tools tab from the menu bar and select
Options.
Step 2
!"Double-click the Document and click Rulers.
!"Type in a value for Nudge, Super nudge or the Micro nudge a shown as the picture
above.
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How to Scale an Object

To Scale an Object
Step 1
!"You have to select an object first and click the Window tab from the menu bar and select
Dockers.
!"After that click Transformations followed by Scale.
Step 2
!"Then type in the horizontal and vertical values.
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How to Control the Size of an Object

To Control the Size of an Object
You can drag any of the corner selection handles to size a selected object.
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How to Skew an Object

To Skew an Object
Step 1
!"First of all, you have to click on an object.
!"Then, select Window tab from the menu bar and select Dockers.
!"After that choose Transformations followed by Skew.
Step2
!"Type in the horizontal and vertical values.
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How to Stretch an Object

To Stretch an Object
Step 1
!"You will need to select an object. Click on the Window tab from the menu bar and
choose Dockers. Then choose Transformations followed by Size.
Step 2
!"After that enable the non-proportional option if you want to change the object's anchor
point.
Step 3
!"Type a value in the width and height boxes as shown at the picture below.
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How to Mirror an Object

To Mirror an Object
Step 1
!"At the beginning, you will need to select an object and click on the Window tab from the
menu bar and choose Dockers. After that choose Transformation followed by Scale.
Step 2
!"Click horizontal or vertical buttons to flip the object left to right or top to bottom.
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How to Rotate an Object

To Rotate an Object
Step 1
!"To rotate an object, you have to select an object that you want to rotate. Click on the
Window tab from the menu bar and choose Dockers followed by Transformations.
Then, click Rotate.
Step 2
!"After that type an Angle value in the box.
Step 3
!"Type values in horizontal and vertical coordinates boxes to rotate the object.
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How to Rotate an Object around a

Ruler Coordinate

To Rotate an Object around a Ruler Coordinate
Step 1
!"First, you will need to select an object and click the Free Transform at Shape edit flyout.
Step 2
!"Type in the values in horizontal or vertical ruler or both.
Step 3
!"Now, type an Angle value to rotate the object.
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How to Change the Order of an

Object

To Change the Order of an Object
You can change the stacking order of objects on a layer by sending objects to the front, back,
behind or in front of other objects.
Step 1
!"You will need to select an object.
Step 2
!"Select Arrange tab from the menu bar and select Order.
!"Click on the order to arrange the object.
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How to Reverse the Order of Multiple

Objects

To Reverse the Order of Multiple Objects
Step 1
!"First of all, you have to click on the objects that you want to reverse.
Step 2
!"After that click on the Arrange tab from the menu bar and select Order followed by
Reverse Order as shown at the picture above.
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How to Group the Objects

To Group the Objects
Step 1
!"First of all, you have to click on the objects that you want to group.
Step 2
!"Then, click on the Arrange tab from the menu bar and choose Group.
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How to Combine the Objects

To Combine the Objects
Step 1
!"At the beginning, you have to click on the objects that you want to combine.
Step 2
!"Then click Arrange tab from the menu bar and select Combine.
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How to Ungroup the Objects

To Ungroup the Objects
Step 1
!"To ungroup objects, you have to select the grouped object or all the grouped objects.
Step 2
!"Then, click Arrange tab from the menu bar and choose Ungroup.
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How to Align a Series of Objects

To Align a Series of Objects
Step 1
!"First of all, you have to select the objects that you want to align.
!"Then, click on the Arrange tab from the menu bar and choose Align and Distribute.
Step 2
!"After that, click the Align tab and enable the check boxes that correspond to the
horizontal and vertical alignment as shown at the picture below.
Step 3
!"Enable Edge of page or Center of page to align to grid at the align area.
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How to Snap Objects

To Snap Objects

Step 1
!"At the beginning, you will need to select the objects that you want to snap.
Step 2
!"After that, click the View menu and select Snap to Objects.
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How to Revert to a Clone Master

To Revert to a Clone Master

Step 1
!"To do so, you are prompted to right-click a modified clone, and click Revert To Master
as the picture shown.
Step 2
!"Enable one of the clones at check boxes, like Clone Fill, to restore the master fill
attributes.
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How to Blend Objects

To Blend Objects

You can blend along a straight line.
Open the Interactive tools fly-out, and click the Interactive Blend tool as shown at the image
above.
After that you have to select the first object and drag over the second object.
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How to Start or End an Objects in a

Blend

To Start or End an Objects in a Blend
You can select the start or end object.
First of all, you have to select a blend. Click on the Start and end object properties button
followed by the Show Start, or Show End button.
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Working With Special Effects

How to Create a New Spray List
To Create a New Spray List
Step 1
!"You will need to select the Effects menu and click Artistic Media.
!"After that choose an object or a set of grouped objects.
Step 2
!"Click on the Save button in the Artistic Media Docker window.
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How to Offset the Lines that you

Spray

To Offset the Lines that you Spray
Step 1
!"First of all, you have to select a spray list and click on the Offset button.
Step 2
!"Then, enable the Use Offset check box to offset the objects from the path of the line
sprayed and choose an offset direction from the Offset direction.
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How to Draw a Callout

To Draw a Callout
Step 1
!"To draw a callout, you are prompted to select Dimension tool at the Curve fly-out.
Step 2
!"After that click the Callout tool. Then click on the place where you want the first callout
segment to start.
!"Click on the second segment to start and select the place to enter the callout text.
!"Finally, type in the text that you want.
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How to Draw a Dimension Line

To Draw a Dimension Line
!"You have to click the Dimension tool at the Curve fly-out.
!"Then, click the Vertical, Horizontal, or Slanted Dimension tool buttons to draw a
dimension line.
!"Select the start and end points of the dimension line and click where you want to place
the dimension text.
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How to Set the Dimension Units

To Set the Dimension Units
First of all, you have to select a dimension line and click on the Show Units for Dimension
button.
Then, choose the options from the following list boxes:
!"Dimension style list box
!"Dimension precision list box
!"Dimension units list box
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How to Copy a Distortion

To Copy a Distortion
Step 1
!"At the beginning, you will need to choose the object, which you want to copy as a
distortion.
Step 2
!"Click on the Effects tab from the menu bar and choose Copy Effect followed by
Distortion From.
Step 3
!"Finally, you have to click on a distorted object to complete.
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How to Distort an Object

To Distort an Object
Step 1
!"First of all, you have to click the Interactive Distortion tool in the Tool fly-out.
Step 2
!"After that click Push and pull, or Zipper, or Twister distortion buttons and specify the
settings.
Step 3
!"Click on the place where you want to place the center of distortion.
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How to Remove a Distortion

To Remove a Distortion
!"At the beginning, you have to select a distorted object that you wish to remove.
!"Then, click on the Effects menu and choose Clear distortion as shown at the picture
below.
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How to Change the Mapping Mode

To Change the Mapping Mode
Step 1
!"You are prompted to click the Interactive Envelope tool at the Interactive tools fly-out.
Step 2
!"Then, click an object with an envelope. Choose once from the Mapping mode list box.
Step 3
!"After that drag the nodes or the nodes' control points.

How to Create a Rollover Object

To Create a Rollover Object
Step 1
!"To create a Rollover object, you have to select an object to be created.
Step 2
!"Then choose the Effects tab from the menu bar and choose Rollover followed by Create
Rollover.

How to Edit a Rollover Object

To Edit a Rollover Object
Step 1
!"First of all, you have to select an object that you wish to edit and then click the Effects
tab from the menu bar and choose Rollover. After that click Edit Rollover.
Step 2
!"Then, specify attributes of the object.
!"Click on the Effects menu and choose Rollover followed by Finish Editing Rollover.
!"A drawing in which you are editing a rollover cannot be closed. You must finish editing
the button before that.

How to Apply a Uniform Fill

To Apply a Uniform Fill
Step 1
!"At the beginning, you have to select an object that you can apply a Uniform Fill effect.
!"Then click the Interactive Fill tool at the Interactive Fills fly-out.
Step 2
!"Choose the Uniform Fill from the Fill Type list box.

How to Apply a Mesh Fill to an Object

To Apply a Mesh Fill to an Object
Step 1
!"You will need to choose an object to apply a Mesh Fill effect.
Step 2
!"Click the Interactive Mesh Fill tool at the Interactive fill fly-out.
Step 3
!"Type the number of columns or rows in the top portion or bottom portion of the Grid size
box and press the Enter key.
Step 3
!"Then you can adjust the grid nodes on the object.

How to Apply Special Effects to

Bitmapped Images
To Apply Special Effects to Bitmapped Images
The special effects that can apply to a wide range of bitmapped images:
a. The three-dimensional special effect can create the illusion of three-dimensional
depth.
b. The art strokes effect can apply hand-painted techniques.
c. The blur effects make an image to simulate gradual change, movement, or
speckling.

How to Apply a Special Effect

To Apply a Special Effect
The picture at above shows the type of available Special Effects in Corel Draw 10, such as 3D
Effects, Art Strokes, Blur, Color Transform, Contour, Creative, Distort, Noise and Sharpen
effects.
To apply a special effect on a picture or object, choose the object. Then select a Special Effect
type from the list above.
You can then adjust any special-effect settings to the selected object.

How to Apply a Color or Tone Effect

To Apply a Color or Tone Effect
Step 1
!"You will need to select a bitmapped image.
Step 2
!"Then click the Effects menu and choose Adjust.
!"After that click a color or tone effect to specify any settings.

How to Add an Artistic Text

To Add an Artistic Text
Click any place in the drawing window by using the Text tool.
You can then begin to type in the text that you want on the drawing. Apply Artistic text effect on
the text when you need.

How to Fit the Text to a Path

To Fit the Text to a Path
!"You will need to select the path by using the Pick tool.
!"Then, click on the Text tab from the menu bar and choose Fit Text To Path.
!"Type along the path. The text will then fit to the path.

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