In the last few days, my projects have involved aligning a large number of objects in CorelDRAW. Of course I’m using shortcut keys as described in CorelDRAW’s Alignment Shortcut Keys. They work great, but the whole operation can go wonky if the objects aren’t selected in the correct order.
What you must remember is that the last object you select is the “anchor”, meaning all other selected objects will move relative to that anchor object. Select your objects with the anchor last and press the appropriate shortcut key. Then you can do a little happy dance!