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how to open .cdr file without Corel


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#1 Kira22

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Posted 08 November 2010 - 10:42 PM

Hi! I need some help with this, I received logos I have to put on a poster in .cdr file and I'm not gonna download even a trial of Corel since I find it unnecessary when I use Illustrator for vector graphics already. All the installation etc. it just takes time. I need to convert the file or open it in something else so I can work with it in Adobe's products. Any ideas how?

Thanks and I hope it's possible :(

#2 Tachy

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Posted 09 November 2010 - 10:38 PM

Use this: sK1 Project

Have fun! :)

#3 Kira22

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Posted 09 November 2010 - 11:42 PM

Use this: sK1 Project

Have fun! :)


Ah thank you very much :) I was so desperate to open it yesterday 'cos I really needed the logos so I downloaded the trial version instead. In the end it took me less time to dl it and install than trying to find another way how to open it :D
and thx for the converter, I hope it'll come handy next time I receive another unexpected format of a logo ^^

#4 kasarmiento

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Posted 10 November 2010 - 12:08 AM

Usually to open a file created in a different program is by importing the file instead of open it. Hope this work for the program you use... Best of luck!

#5 ardisuhardiman

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Posted 13 November 2010 - 08:22 AM

nice info...
but is there any software that can read cdr file for MAC user's?

#6 Stripe

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Posted 05 March 2011 - 09:25 AM

I have in the past found it useful (on a mac) to press alt and command (apple) as you drag the file into the illustrator dock icon. This can force the file to open. Works with other applications too. Always check the art against a JPEG if possible as importing un-native vector files into illustrator can have unpredictable results e.g. slicing objects into strips.

#7 headquarters

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 02:40 PM

Get new version of corel draw x5, or file>import file.

#8 floydharry

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Posted 26 August 2011 - 07:43 AM

Hi! I need some help with this, I received logos I have to put on a poster in .cdr file and I'm not gonna download even a trial of Corel since I find it unnecessary when I use Illustrator for vector graphics already. All the installation etc. it just takes time. I need to convert the file or open it in something else so I can work with it in Adobe's products. Any ideas how?

Thanks and I hope it's possible :(

Hi Greets,
How To fix and open CDR file extension

You may refer the link given above and if you want to open the .CDR files.

#9 sharie

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Posted 26 August 2011 - 03:32 PM

my question is .........the cdr file will it have the layers an eps should have or will it be flattened, merged. If the file is flattened what is the use?

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