Duplicate and Smart Duplicate in CorelDRAW

July 12, 2012

Users are often wanting to change the default distance for the Duplicate command (Ctrl + D) in CorelDRAW. Sure, it can be done on the Property Bar. Yet most of the time users are simply wanting to change it to zero. Instead of changing the default, just hit the + key on the numeric keypad and you’ll get a duplicate with no offset.

The Smart Duplicate command is also misunderstood. Immediately after duplicating an object, the duplicate will still be selected. Other modifications made while it is still selected (sizing, rotation, movement, etc) will be repeated if you hit Ctrl + D again. So if you double the size of a duplicated object and then duplicate again, the second duplicate will be twice the size of the original duplicate. Smart Duplicate can be really useful, but it can also drive users crazy if they don’t realize what is happening. Now you know!

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