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Need Some Corel 9 Basics

Discussion in 'Corel' started by RASelkirk, Sep 22, 2003.

  1. RASelkirk

    RASelkirk New Member

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    Hi All,

    I'm trying to intersect (or combine) several objects and keep getting "object too complex" error messages. Is there a way to overcome this still and keep the "crispness" of the images?

    Is there a way to make a default zoom greater than 400%?

    Is there a way to "lock" the toolbars to keep them from moving around?

    I used to have 5.0 and find that 9.0 is way less user friendly. :(

    Thanks!

    Russ
     
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  2. ChiknNutz

    ChiknNutz Major Contributor

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    One thing you could try is to delete some of the nodes from an area that has an over-abundence of nodes. You can use the shape selection tool to window select a bunch of nodes and hit delete. It is a bit of trial and error, but that's what UNDO is for, right?! Normally, you can get away with a lot fewer nodes in some places.

    I started with 9 so can't comment on differences. Just upgraded to 11 and it seems more stable on my system than 9.

    Not sure about default zoom or locking the toolbars, though.
     
  3. RASelkirk

    RASelkirk New Member

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    Hi Chris,

    I did find a way on the "zoom" levels. In "view manager" you can set and save custom zoom levels, BUT only for that document, not a "default" setting for all. I guess I'll build a template and use it for starting new drawings.

    Your suggestion for deleting nodes was spot-on! After closer inspection, I found the CorelTRACE object to be quite "nodey" and was able to convert large straight sections to lines, simplify curves, and cut the node count by many magnitudes!

    It's a pi$$er to scramble the toolbars with an unintentional double-click, sure wish that "feature" could be disabled.

    Thanks!

    Russ
     
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