Quick links to procedures on this page:

 
 
 


Using the Help, user guide, and tooltips

This Help system provides comprehensive information about product features from directly within the program. You can browse through the entire list of topics, check the index, or search the Help for a given word or phrase. From the Help window, you can also access the Corel Knowledge Base on the Corel Web site and other online resources.

The CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X4 User Guide provides information about commonly used product features. The user guide is also available in PDF format and can be accessed through the Start menu on the Windows taskbar.

Tooltips provide information about the icons and buttons found in the program. To view a tooltip, position the pointer over an icon, button, or other application control.


Documentation conventions

The following table describes important conventions used in the user guide and Help.

Convention
Description
Examples
Menu Photo Paint onestep Using the Help, user guide, and tooltips Menu command
A menu item and menu command that you need to click in sequence
Click File Photo Paint onestep Using the Help, user guide, and tooltips Open.
list box
A list of options that drops down when a user clicks the down arrow button
Choose a value from the Force field list box on the property bar.
docker
A window that contains available commands and settings relevant to a specific tool or task
Double-click the name of the group in the Object manager docker.
Enter
Enter key
Type a value in the Eraser thickness box on the property bar, and press Enter.
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A note contains important information that is relevant to the preceding steps. It may describe conditions under which the procedure can be performed.
A compound blend cannot be copied or cloned.

If you click the Equal margins button, you must specify values in the Top/left margin boxes.
Photo Paint tip Using the Help, user guide, and tooltips
A tip contains suggestions for performing the preceding steps. It may present alternatives to the steps, or other benefits or uses of the procedure.
Trimming an object can reduce the drawing file size.

You can also create a hyperlink by using the Internet toolbar.


To use the Help

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Click Help Photo Paint onestep Using the Help, user guide, and tooltips Help topics.
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Click one of the following tabs:
Contents — lets you browse through topics in the Help. To open a topic, click the topic heading in the left pane.
Index — lets you use the index to find a topic. Use the scroll bar to browse, or type a word or phrase in the search box to find a particular index entry.
Search — lets you search the full text of the Help for a particular word or phrase

You can also
View context-sensitive Help from within a dialog box
Click the Help button in the dialog box.
Print a specific Help topic
Open a Help topic, click the page that you want to print, and click Print at the top of the Help window.
Access the Corel Knowledge Base and other online resources
Click Resources at the top of the Help window, and click a link to one of the resources described under “Using Web-based resources.”

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You can also access the Help by pressing F1.

To search the Help

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Click Help Photo Paint onestep Using the Help, user guide, and tooltips Help topics.
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Click the Search tab, and type a word or phrase in the search box.
For example, if you are looking for information about the RGB color mode, you can type “RGB” to display a list of relevant topics. To search for a phrase, type the phrase, and enclose it in quotation marks (for example, type “dynamic guides” or “color mode”).
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Click the List topics button.
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Choose a topic from the list that appears, and press Enter.
If your search results do not include any relevant topics, check whether you spelled the search word or phrase correctly. Note that the English Help uses American spelling (for example, “color,” “favorite,” “center,” and “rasterize”), so searching for British spellings (“colour,” “favourite,” “centre,” and “rasterise”) produces no results.

You can also
Search for a word or phrase in a list of topics generated by the previous search
Enable the Search previous results check box.
Search for all forms of a word
Enable the Match similar words check box.

For example, if you type “blend” and enable this check box, the search results will include topics that contain the words “blends” and “blending.”
Search only the titles of Help topics
Enable the Search titles only check box.
Repeat a recently performed search
On the search box, click the arrow that points down, and choose a word or phrase.
Search by using the Boolean operators AND, OR, NEAR, or NOT
Type a search term in the box, and click the flyout arrow that points to the right. Choose a Boolean operator from the following list, type another search term in the search box, and press Enter.

AND — lets you find topics that contain all search terms in the search box

OR — lets you find topics that contain at least one of the words in the search box

NEAR — lets you find topics in which the search terms appear close to each other. NEAR provides more results than when you use only a phrase search, and more relevant results than when you search for individual words.

NOT — lets you find topics that contain the search term you type before NOT and that do not contain the search term you type after NOT.


To access the user guide in PDF format

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On the Windows Start menu, click Start Photo Paint onestep Using the Help, user guide, and tooltips All Programs Photo Paint onestep Using the Help, user guide, and tooltips CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X4 Photo Paint onestep Using the Help, user guide, and tooltips Documentation Photo Paint onestep Using the Help, user guide, and tooltips CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X4 User Guide PDF.

Using the Help, user guide, and tooltips