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Supported file formats for CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X5

A file format defines how an application stores information in a file. If you want to use a file created in a different application than the one you are currently using, you must import that file. Conversely, if you create a file in one application and want to use it in another application, you must export the file to a different file format.


When you name a file, an application automatically appends a filename extension, usually three characters in length (for example, .cdr, .bmp, .tif, and .eps). This filename extension helps you and the computer differentiate between files of different formats.

The following list includes all file formats used in this application. Note that not all file format filters are installed by default. If you cannot export or import a file from the list, you need to update your installation of CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X5. For more information, see "To modify or repair a CorelDRAW Graphics Suite installation" after the list of the file formats.

• Adobe Illustrator (AI)
• Adobe Type 1 Font (PFB)
• Windows Bitmap (BMP)
• OS/2 Bitmap (BMP)
• Computer Graphics Metafile (CGM)
• Visio (VSD)
• CorelDRAW (CDR)
• Corel Presentation Exchange (CMX)
• Corel PHOTO-PAINT (CPT)
• Corel Symbol Library (CSL)
• Cursor Resource (CUR)
• Microsoft Word (DOC, DOCX, or RTF)
• Microsoft Publisher (PUB)
• Corel DESIGNER (DES, DSF, DS4, or DRW)
• AutoCAD Drawing Database (DWG) and AutoCAD Drawing Interchange Format (DXF)
• Encapsulated PostScript (EPS)
• PostScript (PS or PRN)
• GIF
• JPEG (JPG)
• JPEG 2000 (JP2)
• Kodak Photo CD Image (PCD)
• PICT (PCT)
• PaintBrush (PCX)
• Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF)
• HPGL Plotter File (PLT)
• Portable Network Graphics (PNG)
• Adobe Photoshop (PSD)
• Corel Painter (RIF)
• Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG)
• Macromedia Flash (SWF)
• TARGA (TGA)
• TIFF
• Corel Paint Shop Pro (PSP)
• TrueType Font (TTF)
• WordPerfect Document (WPD)
• WordPerfect Graphic (WPG)
• RAW camera file formats
• Wavelet Compressed Bitmap (WI)
• Windows Metafile Format (WMF)
• ANSI Text (TXT)
• CALS Compressed Bitmap (CAL)
• Corel ArtShow 5 (CPX)
• Corel Presentations (SHW)
• Corel R.A.V.E. (CLK)
• CorelDRAW Compressed (CDX)
• Corel DESIGNER or CorelDRAW Template (CDT)
• Encapsulated PostScript (Desktop Color Separation)
• EXE — The EXE format is a Windows 3.x/NT bitmap resource.
• FPX — The FlashPix file format stores images at different resolutions in a single file.
• Frame Vector Metafile (FMV)
• GEM Paint (IMG)
• GEM File (GEM)
• GIMP (XCF)
• ICO — The ICO format is a Windows 3.x/NT icon resource.
• Lotus PIC (PIC)
• MacPaint Bitmap (MAC)
• Macromedia FreeHand (FH
• MET Metafile (MET)
• Micrografx Picture Publisher 4 & 5 (PP4, PP5)
• Picture Publisher File (PPF)
• Microsoft Excel (XLS, XLSX, XLSM)
• Microsoft PowerPoint (PPT)
• NAP Metafile (NAP)
• Pattern File (PAT)
• PostScript Interpreted (PS or PRN)
• SCITEX CT Bitmap (SCT)
• Visio (VSD)
• WB — WB is the file format for Quattro Pro 6, 7, and 8 spreadsheets.
• WK — WK (.wk3, .wk4) is the extension of Lotus 1-2-3 spreadsheets.
• WSD — WSD is the document format for Wordstar 2000 and Wordstar 7.
• XPixMap Image (XPM)

To modify or repair a CorelDRAW Graphics Suite installation
1. Close all applications.
2. On the Windows taskbar, click Start > Control panel.
3. Do one of the following:
• (Windows 7 and Windows Vista) Click Uninstall a program.
• (Windows XP) Click Add or remove programs.
4. Do one of the following:
• (Windows 7 and Windows Vista) Double-click CorelDRAW Graphics Suite on the Uninstall
or change a program page.
• (Windows XP) In the Add or remove programs dialog box, choose CorelDRAW Graphics
Suite from the list, and click Change/Remove.
5. Follow the instructions that appear.

 

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