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HOW TO CONVERT ALL THE X5 FILES TO X4 OR X3

Hai all

I am a big fan of Coreldraw now i ll say i really hate x5, its worst ever i made a big mistake that i have saved all the files in x5.  All are problem, sometimes it closes down without any reason, sometimes out of memory.

 

Please help as how to convert all the x5 files to x3 which is good.

 

 

38 Replies

  • pkg_sriram
    Please help as how to convert all the x5 files to x3 which is good.

    I have not tried it, perhaps this macro will work

  • pkg_sriram
    I am a big fan of Coreldraw now i ll say i really hate x5, its worst ever i made a big mistake that i have saved all the files in x5.  All are problem, sometimes it closes down without any reason, sometimes out of memory.

    Oh. No not you Ram. What happened.

     

    Also if you would like to use the built in file converter provided with X5 you can. Just make a small change in the frmFileConverter code..

    Search for this line:

    .AddItem Application.VersionMajor - 1

    And add this line right under it:

    .AddItem Application.VersionMajor - 2

     

    -John

  • In reply to Sub GDG_John( ):

    A very unpardanable mistake i did that i saved all of my files to Corel X5 and now whatever the file i open it says out of memory, sometimes just by activating the OVERPRINT PREVIEW it hangs, and sometimes if paragraph linking is higher then it hangs, i really bother about coreldraw x5, and sometimes ( all the dialog number fields appeared to be active ) when i enter number it should not enter i have to select that field again and enter then it hangs..... oh my god its horrible..... i do not want coreldraw no more, i ll go for x3. 

  • In reply to pkg_sriram:

    Yeah, I'm going back to X4 myself.  Started out having little to no trouble with Draw X5 but now, many files I created with it will crash it. Can't get things done that way so tried saving a couple back to X4 and they work no problem. 

    When I have time I may try to pinpoint the issues in X5 but I'm currently more interested in just getting to what I'm working on.

    It's kind of a bummer, there's a lot I like about X5 if only it wasn't so unstable for me.

  • In reply to Andrew:

    Hi.

    Just to throw a little something in to this topic.

    I have never saved an X5 version file. I still save all files in version 12 format. I use X5 and it works well; not sure if this down saving has anything to do with it.

    -John

  • In reply to Sub GDG_John( ):

    Hi Guys!!

    Me too...Went back to X4 after trying a recent TRIAL version. I can't believe all the changes that have been done...for no reason!! Tools that simply disappeared! And, boy, does it ever crash!?!

    I personally loved features like copying texts from Microsoft Excel directly to CDraw...Wonderful...
    And X5 works faster, saves faster, CTRL+C and V work MUCH faster...But, hell...changing the PROPORTIONAL to NON-PROPORTIONAL in the transformation docker...DAMN!!!

    Anyway...So far...X4 is perfect after the SP2...

  • In reply to tetrodesign:

    tetrodesign
    But, hell...changing the PROPORTIONAL to NON-PROPORTIONAL in the transformation docker...DAMN!!!

    HI.

    Yea. This one sure took a while to get used to. I still use both x4 and x5 so it's a mental juggle on occasion.

    SP3 for X5 is coming. You can give it another try then. Just make sure any trial you install is the latest version.

    -John

     

  • In reply to Sub GDG_John( ):

    RunFlaCruiser
    SP3 for X5 is coming.

    Do you believe? Hmm

  • In reply to Ariel:

    Ariel

    RunFlaCruiser
    SP3 for X5 is coming.

    Do you believe? Hmm

    Hi.

    Hopefully unless Gerard is telling a fib...

    -John

     

  • In reply to Sub GDG_John( ):

    Somehow I don't think that it will solve all the problems... maybe SP6 will, who knows...

    Anyway, it was not very good move to release program with so many bugs...

  • The only way I know is to use save as x3 option individually for all file.
    Though it's a lengthy process but I think this would be the only way.
  • "i really hate x5"

    Me too, cuz all of the tools i use to my work, in X5 dont work.

    Where's the X6?

    =/

  • In reply to Kesyane Ruthyelle:

    Kesyane Ruthyelle
    Me too, cuz all of the tools i use to my work, in X5 dont work.

    What tool do you use that don't work on X5?

  • In reply to Ariel:

    FOR EXAMPLE:

    - When I export an image. JPEG and then try to open it in another program [ex, the paint - to a rapid reduction of size and after send by email], the picture fades.
    I've tried to format my computer... but unsuccessfully.

    - When I use the pantone solid coated palet, and I need find a color, I type the code, but this dont work [up to X4, this was very good]. And I've to use it daily to expedite my work.

    - When I try to pass a file through Skype, even if mild, everything hangs. The strange thing is that the person receives, but I have to restart my computer.

     

    - Sometimes, when I do a drawing, of nothing it closes, not counting what "corrupting" my files so that I nor anyone else can open them again.

    =/

     

  • In reply to Sub GDG_John( ):

    Hello,

     

    As an inexperienced user of CorelDraw X5, which I am learning how to use, I was curious as to why you would save your X5 files in version 12 format.

    Could you say why you do that?

     

    Regards.