Awards & Engraving

April '17

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24 • A&E APRIL 2017 24 CorelDraw is one of the most popular soft- ware suites among those in the awards and engraving industry. With a wide variety of tools to make projects come to life, many designers are using this software daily. Knowing the ins and outs makes the use of this graphics program more efficient. Following, you'll find several tips to help you maximize the use of this software. SAVE TIME WITH CUSTOMIZED SHORTCUTS IN CORELDRAW X8 CorelDraw Graphics Suite X8 has hun- dreds of tools to assist in gathering assets, design and output. One of the most pow- erful is the customizable workspace. Wo r k s p a c e s s p e c i f y h o w c o m - mand bars, commands and buttons are arranged, and include keyboard shortcuts. Although CorelDraw includes presets, you can change them or add your own. For example, by default, the CorelDraw shortcut key to Group objects is Ctrl+G and to Ungroup is Ctrl+U. But perhaps you'd like to save time by creating single keystroke shortcut keys, making Group "G" and Ungroup "U." Here's how to assign a keyboard shortcut: 1. Click Tools Customization. Select Commands. 2. Click the Shortcut Keys tab. 3. Choose a command category from the top list box. 4. Click a command in the Commands list. Shortcut keys currently assigned d i s p l ay i n t h e C u r r e n t S h o r t c u t Keys box. 5. Click the New Shortcut Key box, and press Tips for maximizing CorelDraw use IMAGE COURTESY ROGER WAMBOLT Tips for maximizing The Complexities of Corel

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