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Cannot open newer version file

Discussion in 'Corel' started by Stacey K, Jul 23, 2019.

  1. Stacey K

    Stacey K Getting Back in the Game

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    I'm a new Corel user and I have Corel 2018. I just received a file and tried opening it with this error:

    This file version is 21.0.
    To open the file, you must upgrade your version of the program.

    Then I click OK and it says Cannot open an empty document.

    The designer said she doesn't have the program on her computer anymore so I'm stuck. With the exception of upgrading, any options? It won't open in LXI or Illustrator.

    Thanks!
     
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  2. Bobby H

    Bobby H Very Active Member

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    The only alternative to upgrading is getting someone who has a copy of CorelDRAW 2019 to open the file and save it down to an earlier version.

    Other programs that have CorelDRAW .CDR import capability typically lag behind at least a couple or more versions (if not several).
     
  3. JBurton

    JBurton Signtologist

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    21? I thought I just ordered 2019...
     
  4. Stacey K

    Stacey K Getting Back in the Game

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    Looks like 2019 version 21
     
  5. WildWestDesigns

    WildWestDesigns Major Contributor

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    Software naming schema isn't always the same as the file format version number.

    For instance, Ai CS6 is version 16.

    Audition CS6 is version 3.
     
  6. JBurton

    JBurton Signtologist

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    So she designed it but doesn't have the design program any longer? Sounds fishy...
    I forgot the frustrations of saving x5 versions as compatible for x3 corel when I was running off a POS laptop and my old man had the shiny version that wouldn't run for me. Whenever I receive and install my physical copy I'd be happy to help, god only knows when that will be though.
     
  7. Stacey K

    Stacey K Getting Back in the Game

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    Yes I agree. I'm betting she did this in a trial version? IDK.

    If anyone has the upgraded version and would be willing to convert for me, I would be very thankful!
     
  8. strypguy

    strypguy Active Member

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    Send me the file. My email is strypguy@gmail.com. I'll see if I can open it and convert. John
     
  9. Stacey K

    Stacey K Getting Back in the Game

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    So, the designer pretty much said "too bad, so sad". I just bought Corel shortly before the new version came out which looks to be in March. Is thi
    Just sent it, thank you!
     
  10. Stacey K

    Stacey K Getting Back in the Game

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    John was able to open and resend. All good!!! Thank you John!
     
  11. JBurton

    JBurton Signtologist

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    Huzzah. Also, boo on the designer!
     
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