Thursday Tip: Use the Navigator

November 6, 2008

Often you’ll find yourself zoomed in on a drawing in CorelDRAW and you need to move to another area. Or possibly you are working with a digital image with a high pixel count in Corel PHOTO-PAINT. In either instance, you need to use the Navigator.

Where the scrollbars meet at the bottom right of your drawing window is a white square. Click on it and a thumbnail of your entire illustration/image will be shown. Drag the viewing box around on the thumbnail and the screen will update accordingly. Finding it too difficult to locate that little white box to click on? Heck, just press the N key and the thumbnail will pop up right next to your cursor! There isn’t a day that goes by where I don’t use this very handy tool.

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  1. sherriesmyers

    My where have I been! What a great tip.

  2. Brenswa

    Nine Years using Corel and I’d never spotted the ‘N’ shortcut! If only they had training courses for Corel in Australia….

  3. Foster D. Coburn III


    While we have yet to do a training class down under, it would be great is someone could put something together and bring me down there. If that doesn’t happen, please consider getting my CorelDRAW X4 Unleashed book as it is loaded with tips to get more out of the software.


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