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CorelDRAW (CDR) files are primarily vector graphic drawings. Vectors define a picture as a list of graphic primitives (rectangles, lines, text, arcs, and ellipses). Vectors are mapped point by point to the page, so if you reduce or increase the size of a vector graphic, the original image will not be distorted.

Vector graphics are created and edited in graphics design applications, such as CorelDRAW, but you can also edit vector graphics in image-editing applications such as Corel PHOTO-PAINT. You can use vector images of various formats in desktop publishing programs.

To import a CorelDRAW file

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Click File Photo Paint onestep CorelDRAW (CDR) Import.
Locate the folder in which the file is stored.
Do one of the following:
(Windows Vista) Choose CDR – CorelDRAW (*.cdr) from the list box next to the File name box.
(Windows XP) Choose CDR – CorelDRAW from the Files of type list box.
Click the filename.
Click Import.
Click the image window.
In the Convert to bitmap dialog box, adjust the width, height, resolution, color mode, or any of the other settings.

CorelDRAW (CDR) technical notes

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Imported CorelDRAW files are rasterized.
Linked symbols are converted to internal symbols.