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Can I export a picture with guidelines from CorelDraw?

Those dashed lines are all is guidelines, created by dragging from the left ruler.

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I want to export this whole file and include those guidelines. Is this possible?

  • What is subline? the dotted lines? Export to what? What have you tried? – Luciano Apr 25 '17 at 10:22
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    So have you tried exporting the image? Are you having a problem? Perhaps read the user manual - it seems to be quite in-depth with whole sections devoted to exporting images for output: product.corel.com/help/CorelDRAW/540238885/Main/EN/User-Guide/… – Billy Kerr Apr 25 '17 at 10:52
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    @yode you can't expect others to just guess and figure out what your problem is. You've explained next to nothing in your question; what exactly are those lines and how did you create them? How are you currently exporting and why didn't that work? – Cai Apr 25 '17 at 11:03
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    Because they are called guides or guidelines not auxiliary lines, so it wasn't clear at all what you were asking. As far as I know you can't export guidelines with your image, they're not meant to be exported at all. You'll more than likely just have to use the guidelines to manually draw dashed lines – Cai Apr 25 '17 at 11:16
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    But they're not meant to be exported, they are meant to be guides to draw actual lines so just use the guides to draw actual lines. That shouldn't take more than a few minutes. Maybe there is a better solution but I havn't used CorelDraw in years so I don't know. – Cai Apr 25 '17 at 11:22
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They can be exported but only in some formats.

Here are several options:

Use the > Object Manager docker

Turn on the little printer icon. There are two types of guides, normal and master page guides.

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I tested and they can be exported to PDF but not to PNG for example.

1. PDF Export

Here is a simple screen capture of the pdf as viewed on Adobe reader. enter image description here

If you now open again this PDF inside Corel, all guides are now converted to simple lines, and you now can change color, width and style.

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2. Another option is that they can be printed

Again, turn on the little printer icon and print the image to a virtual printer like PDF creator.

On PDF creator you can configure the type of file you need. I recommend you export the double the resolution you need because this way of "exporting" does not apply an anti-alias, so you can reduce the resolution by half with a bicubic algorithm to put an anti-alias on the image.

I do not like much this method because you can not control the look very well. The only way to control it is changing the export resolution, so they "look wider" then printed wider.

Printed at 600ppi enter image description here

Resampled in half resolution enter image description here


3. Make a new layer and draw lines

Prepare a new layer and draw lines there, so you can control the type of dotted line, color, transparency and width of the stroke.

Make one line in this new layer and just copy it and drag it to snap to the existing guides. Snap in Corel is pretty accurate.

View > Snap to > Guidelines


4. Use normal lines as guides from start.

Remember that you can snap to any object in Corel Draw, so simple lines (in a special layer to keep them organized) can be used as guidelines.

View > Snap to > All

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