Enabling the Old Export Dialogs for CorelDRAW X5

Written by Jeff Harrison
November 15, 2010

For those that prefer the old-style export dialogs in both CorelDRAW and PHOTO-PAINT X5, here are the steps:

  1. Close all Corel programs
  2. Navigate to the folder shown below
  3. Add an x to these file names

Then you can have fast and familiar access to parameters you need for your exports.
To revert to the new way, rename and remove the x‘s.

I like the idea of the new export dialog, but for X5 there are too many problems with it that slow down my work. Maybe X6 will address these concerns.

One downside of either way is that Draw X5 doesn’t remember the last unit of export. In my case, I always want pixels, and need to explicitly keep setting that for every single export. Very impractical. It’s one reason why I don’t use X5 for real work yet.

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  1. Capri335

    Brilliant Jeff, works fine. Do you know of a way to get it to remember the preferences that I set though? Thanks, Signs65a


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Jeff Harrison is a media "Jack-of-all-trades", familiar with most of the major media applications on the Windows platform. Whether it's 2D/print, 3D, audio, video, or web-related - he's working on mastering everything that comes his way. He's a past Alpha and Beta tester for Corel, and has instructed students from all over the world. He runs the popular MacroMonster.com site, the #1 place for CorelDRAW macros. Also check out his youtube page, and his gallery at coreldraw.com.

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