Getting Started In CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X3 – Part 2

Finding, inserting, and storing drawing content

The Scrapbookdocker lets you use clipart, photo images, and sounds stored on the Corel content CDs or that are available online. The digital content manual contains pictures of the graphics available on the CD and lists their folder locations.

You can browse for clipart, photo images, and sound files on your system, or browse online on Corel on the Web; or you can search for content by using keywords. You can also create your own scrapbook to store content from the drawing window that you want to reuse.

To browse for clipart, photos, and sound files

1   Click Window ` Dockers ` Scrapbook.

2   Insert a Corel content CD into the CD drive.

3   Double-click an icon in the CD list and navigate to a folder.

Getting Started In CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X3-2To browse for images online, you must be connected to the Internet.

Getting Started In CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X3-3To change your browsing view in the Scrapbook docker, click the flyout arrow, click View, and choose a view type.

To search for clipart, photos, and sound files

1   Click Window ` Dockers ` Scrapbook ` Search.

2   Insert a Corel contents CD into the CD drive.

3   Type a keyword in the Search for text box.

To insert a graphic or sound file • Drag the graphic or sound file from the Scrapbook docker to the drawing window.

To store drawing content

1   Click Window ` Dockers ` Scrapbook ` Browse.

2   Browse to the folder where you want to create your scrapbook folder.

3   Click the fly out arrow, and click New folder.

4   Rename and open the folder.

5   Drag an object or a group of objects from the drawing window into the Scrapbook docker.

Getting Started In CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X3-2By default, each item you add to your scrapbook folder is named Scrap, Scrap (1), Scrap (2), and so on. You can give all items logical names to make them easy to find them.

Getting Started In CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X3-3Instead of creating a new folder, you can use an existing folder to store drawing content.

Exploring the basic features of CorelDRAW

CorelDRAW has a virtually unlimited number of tools and capabilities to help you create drawings. The following table provides you with the basic features of CorelDRAW to help you get started.

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Undoing, redoing, and repeating actions

You can undo the actions you perform in a drawing, starting with the most recent action. If you don’t like the result of undoing an action, you can redo it. Reverting to the last saved version of a drawing also lets you remove one or more actions. Certain actions applied to objects, such as stretching, filling, moving and rotating, can be repeated to create a stronger visual effect.

Customizing the undo settings lets you increase or decrease the number of actions that you can undo or redo.

To undo, redo, and repeat actions

Getting Started In CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X3-6Getting Started In CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X3-2When you undo a series of actions, all actions listed below the action you choose are undone.

When you redo a series of actions, the action you choose and all actions listed between it and the last undone action are redone.

Getting Started In CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X3-3You can repeat an action on another object or group of objects by selecting the object or objects and clicking Edit ` Repeat.

You can also undo or redo actions by clicking the Undo button  or Redo button on the Standard toolbar.