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Windows 7: Opening a .CDR file ?

24 Jan 2013   #11
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mike99 View Post
The original .CDR logo was presumably created with CorelDRAW. It was given to me about 1999 in order to resize it to meet postal requirements. I never had CorelDRAW but recall having something called Micrographix or similar. And maybe a version of Paint Shop Pro way back then. I would have had to re-save it in one of those two programs.

Since it's an old .CDR file would it be safe to presume that Inkscape could open it & also re-scale it?
And then export it to a format that a commercial printer can use.
Mike,
If you want send me or one of us the CDR file and I will open it in Corel Draw Graphic Suite 5X and send it back to you in a different format.

I purchased the Suite 5X on e-bay for around $100.00 over 1.5 years ago.
THW


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25 Jan 2013   #12
kado897

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Yes it should work. Inkscape can save in a number of formats. EPS may be what you need for a commercial printer.
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25 Jan 2013   #13
Mike99

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Inkscape would not open my CDR file. I get a message UniConverter Failed, followed by several lines of file locations & line numbers which seem to be where errors occurred.

I installed the trial version of CorelDRAW X6.
It opens the file but states there is an invalid fill ID, whatever that is. I click on Ignore & the file opens. I then save it with a new CDR filename, but I get the same error message when I try to open this new CDR file with Inkscape. It appears the error is being carried over to the new CDR file.

Then I saved it as an SVG file & I get an SVG Export screen which gives me General information and also states there are 2 Issues.

The upper box states:
Invalid IDs found
Non-RGB colors

The lower box states:
Details: One or more IDs used are either duplicates or contain invalid syntax.
Suggestions: Check all group, object & symbol instance names to ensure they are not duplicated within the file & do not start with a number. Duplicate & invalid IDs will automatically be appended on export.

It appears I should save & use the SVG file. This means I will not need CorelDRAW. But what should I do about the duplicate and/or invalid IDs?
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25 Jan 2013   #14
kado897

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I get that all the time when I save as SVG and just ignore it.
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25 Jan 2013   #15
Mike99

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Using Inkscape I exported the image as a PNG bitmap. It looked OK in Windows Photo Viewer & Windows Paint. But Photoshop Elements displayed a gray & white background checkerboard pattern. Irfanview displayed basically a negative, & the main logo looked dark gray.

I saw a Transparency checkbox in CorelDRAW when exporting to PNG & it controlled the checkerboard background. I then found a similar setting in Inkscape > Document Properties. That solved the checkerboard issue & also let Irfanview display a proper image.

But with Transparency enabled why would PE show the background but not Photo Viewer or Paint? And why would Irfanfiew display a black background?
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25 Jan 2013   #16
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

The checkerboard pattern and the black background, I think is the software's way of showing transparent pixels.
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26 Jan 2013   #17
kado897

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That would be my thought too.
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