Hi. I am currently working for a company which prints warning label for pharmaceutical companies. My employer draws the triangles for the warning labels in Corel draw one by one to fill up the page and reverses every second one to save paper. This is very tedious and time consuming process and he has tasked me with finding a way to automate this.
I was wondering if there is any way to code macros to fill the page with the shape and to reverse every second one. I have been trying to find ways to code the macro to do this but have had no luck as I think I am out of my depth. If anyone knows how to automate this process with code and a macro it would be greatly appreciated.
The sheets are usually 8-10 shapes across
Thanks in advance
There are some commercially-available macros that can "nest" shapes - arrange them to save paper.
I don't use any of them myself, but I know they exist.
It might help if you would show a sample of what a complete sheet looks like.
It isn't easy to give an answer without knowing all the details.A macro could probably be a solution but wouldn't it be possible to simply copy and paste?The image below was created from one single triangle in less than one minute in Draw.Is this even close to what you are trying to achieve?Or are they all different perhaps?
Thanks,sorry for the lack of detail,I won't have my work laptop on my for a few days. That design is what we'd be doing yes. We could copy and paste however with the scale our production is increasing to even that is not enough. Would you know of a way to implement any macro to automatically do this. I have made macros to paste the shape all the way across the top line but when I run the macro again it does not continue on to the line below which is also an issue .I'd appreciate any help and thanks for your response.
Are the triangles always the same size, but other content (text, color, etc.) changes from job-to-job?
Understanding the nature of the problem may help others suggest ways that regular CorelDRAW capabilities (e.g., symbols, guidelines, alignment guides, dynamic guides, duplicate-while-drag, repeat previous action, templates) and/or existing macros might be used to make the job faster / easier.