Google Drive Corel Draw X 5 And Cdrs Located On A Google Drive

I originaly posted this on the text only forum at cnews.corel.com but it looks like the new forum here is getting more attention.  The issue is this:

When I'm working on a new CDR file (saved to its own folder) and want to export a graphic or publish to PDF, Corel Draw defaults to what ever directory was previously used for the operation.. illogical and inconvenient in my opinion.

I'm wondering if there is a way for Corel Draw to automatically use the the current directory (that the cdr file being worked on is stored in) when publishing to PDF or exporting in any format.

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Or…    is there a setting that I'm not aware of here?

Frank

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0 Aleem Ashraf over 10 years ago

Hi Frank,

If I remember it correctly I think a user named Jack Ross had given a solution of this or a similar issue a few months ago. Do a search I wish you find it.

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0 Jeff Harrison over 10 years ago
zigzag said:
When I'm working on a new CDR file (saved to its own folder) and want to export a graphic or publish to PDF, Corel Draw defaults to what ever directory was previously used for the operation.. illogical and inconvenient in my opinion.

I disagree… 2 examples:

My customer art is in specified folders, but when I publish to PDF, I export PDF to my desktop so I can email it quickly as a proof. Easier to attach PDF to an email when I can find it faster. When making web components in Draw, I want to export them to the folder for the website, which is not the same location as the orig CDR file.

zigzag said:
I'm wondering if there is a way for Corel Draw to automatically use the the current directory (that the cdr file being worked on is stored in) when publishing to PDF or exporting in any format.

A custom-made macro could be developed for you for the handful of formats you require on an ongoing basis. Contact me through here if this is of interest to you.

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0 Graewerld over 10 years ago in reply to Jeff Harrison
Jeff Harrison said:
My customer art is in specified folders, but when I publish to PDF, I export PDF to my desktop so I can email it quickly as a proof. Easier to attach PDF to an email when I can find it faster.

I do the same — I have a folder called Temp Doc that all my .pdf files are sent so as to make attaching the images I create to be proofed by the customers much easier to find.  As a result when I go to email a proof and click the paperclip, there are the .pdf's ready to go.

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Makes my life a ton easier.

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0 TheSign Guy over 10 years ago

I agree Frqnk, the older programs did. It's a loot faster if you didn't have to look for the dir. you want every time.

If you find something post it.

George

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0 zigzag over 10 years ago in reply to TheSign Guy

Thanks for everyone's response,

Well, I guess I understand better now, the wide and varied work methodologies out there.  For my business, with literally hundreds of clients, it would be inconceivable not to locate all customer files, including imported and exported graphics, PDF proofs and offset print ready PDFs in the one unique client folder.  Any other option would be chaotic.  I agree with Jeff however about web files.. all my site / dreamweaver html files are in a separate folder, but once again, it is unique to the client.

Having said that, Corel Draw's default directory for, say publishing to PDF, is the last folder used!  Surely this is a tad absurd.  e.g. if  5 different customer files are worked on per day, Draw will publish to the previous customer's directory in each case rather than allowing the folder to be specified at the start. Similarly, it will export JPEGs, TIFFs whatever to the last customer's directory.

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For what it worth,  I would like to propose  the rather democratic option of allowing the user to decide in the CDR Options dialog, what methodology should be used to allocate folders, not only for saving the .cdr file, but for exporting various graphic files and certainly for publishing to PDF. This would surely extend Corel's famous adaptability to include individual customization for folder management.