Can't print with CorelDRAW X5 - only prints to file


I've got CorelDRAW Home & Student Suite X5 with SP1 installed on my Win7 x64 PC. My printer is Samsung SCX-3205 and drivers are updated to the latest version.

When I select print in DRAW it won't print - it only prints to file (DRAW can't open the .prn file afterwards, it crashes or gives me an error message or both). I simply can't get it to print directly to printer.

Print works just fine in Corel PHOTO-PAINT X5 and I had never problems with printing my files directly from DRAW in any previous version.

Any help appreciated.


  • If you have CorelDRAW Home & Student Suite X5 and you find that (1) you see no 'Print to file' option in CorelDRAW's 'Print...' dialog and (2) you're only able to print to file and you can't print to your printer, try this:

    1/ Quit CorelDRAW
    2/ Find the following file:C:\Users\<Username>\AppData\Roaming\Corel\CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X5\Custom Data\Print Styles\CorelDRAW Defaults.prs
    3/ Open the file in a text editor
    4/ Find the line that says: "PrintToFile=1"
    5/ Change it to: "PrintToFile=0" 
    6/ Save the file and close
    7/ Now open CorelDRAW and try printing