Break Up Long Documents

May 20, 2010

CorelDRAW can do so many things that I often find users wanting to create really long documents such as magazines and books with it. I don’t feel it is the best tool for the job, but I certainly can’t convince users of this.

If you are going to create that type of documents, break it into multiple files with no file having more than 10-12 pages. Should something go wrong, you will only have to re-create those pages and not the entire document. When you have all the pieces done, you can import each of them into a single document with all pages.

While it still isn’t the ideal tool for these jobs, you’ll have a much better experience if you break up the file into this much smaller pieces.

Post Discussion

3 Comments

  1. H3AdBaBY

    I must admit to having created a few large multi-page documents, and even though it worked, I agree, CorelDRAW is not really the best tool for this application.

    Since I do these multipage projects perhaps once per year I’d like a simple page layout program with a short learning curve.

    Do you have any recommendations?

    Reply
  2. Foster D. Coburn III

    I think it is an oxymoron to have a good page layout program that is also simple with a short learning curve. They are complex programs that do amazing things in the hands of a user who knows how best to use them.

    Since your project is only once a year, you would most likely have to re-learn some of the program each time you use it.

    I have always loved Corel Ventura. I definitely wouldn’t call it simple and it takes time to learn. Being from Corel, it does have some commonality with CorelDRAW. I currently use Adobe InDesign for most of my long projects. I don’t find it simple either and I invested the time necessary to understand it well.

    Reply
  3. H3AdBaBY

    I have Adobe inDesign, but as you mention, I end up spending too much time re-learning everything. As a result, I end up doing the project in CorelDRAW just to get it finished. Many years ago I used Aldus Pagemaker and found it simple and easy to use. I’d really like to find something comparable, something fairly basic without all the bells and whistles of InDesign. And Microsoft Word is *not* an option. Ha!
    I’ll try Corel Ventura and see how it goes.
    Thanks!

    Reply

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

You May Also Like…

Don't Share Facebook Scam Posts and How To Spot Them

Don’t Share Facebook Scam Posts and How To Spot Them

Facebook has been in the news a lot lately for not doing enough to stop misinformation. Today I want to described one specific type of post that continues to show up from time to time and people are still falling for it. Let's look at one I...

Read More

Ransomware Attacks

Tips to Protect Yourself From a Ransomware Attack

Ransomware has been all over the news recently. First it shut down an important pipeline on the East Coast of the US and then meat processing plants. Criminals have been hitting these high-profile targets because they often lead to huge paydays....

Read More

Lori Greiner Addresses The Coronavirus Crisis

The Sharks Address The Coronavirus Crisis

I've been a fan of the Shark Tank television show since the first season. Some of the companies presenting have turned into huge hits and some of them seem like crazy ideas. Along the way there are tidbits of business advice. In a recent...

Read More

Foster D. Coburn III

Foster D. Coburn III is author of 13 best-selling books on CorelDRAW and has been a contributor to numerous technology and graphics-related magazines. Foster has taken many projects, including this Web site, from the early design stage through to a finished piece. He has been a featured speaker at many graphics conferences. His first Web site was built in 1995 and he has been working exclusively in WordPress since 2013.

Recent Posts

Pro WordPress Help

Divi WordPress Theme

Graphics Unleashed Donations

$
Personal Info

Donation Total: $5