I just recently got my first Mac after using a Windows pc for the last 25 years. I've been an avid Coreldraw user on my pc for years both for personal and professional work. I downloaded and installed a demo of Coreldraw on the Mac and it is SOOOOO different but the main thing that I use all the time that I'm not sure I can live without is simple keyboard shortcuts for such things as alignment. (a simple selection of everything on screen and a press of E and C to center items).Is this something that will possibly be added to future updates? If not, I think I'll have to stick to using boot camp to have windows on my iMac JUST for Coreldraw. (I also find it odd that for years a simple right click to "Import" an image into the document has now been rebranded with "Place"? Why?)
StayingArmed said:Is this something that will possibly be added to future updates?
I believe that yes, but still there's not official news about it
StayingArmed said:(I also find it odd that for years a simple right click to "Import" an image into the document has now been rebranded with "Place"? Why?)
It was made for Mac users and tested by Mac users. So, I suppose they will feel more comfortable with this name, used on other programs.
Some things such as the Options at the top left corner are also according Mac rules
As Ariel said, it was made to make Mac users comfortable. All user names, terms and interface are to be as Mac OS as possible, while the functions remain (as much as possible) the same.
In your example of 'Place' instead of 'Import', is Mac speak for the same function importation and placement of an object/bitmap/etc. into your document.
I agree, frustrated here too. Simple shortcuts that streamline productivity in Corel are removed: eg:
- Edit Bitmap (opens in Corel Photo Paint)- Alignment by key shortcuts - Displaying permanent screen icons for selected color fills/outlines- Right click outline colors- Quick font search by letter typed
Be great if these could be addressed, otherwise might as well use AI or go to PC Corel version.
Custom shortcuts are definitely something we are investigating for the next release.
Note that we had to make a lot of tough design decisions to ensure we built a release that is familiar to macOS users. Thank you for all of your feedback, as we incorporate all of it during our development process.
I feel the same way! I'm Mac user of 25 years. But for me, I find CorelDRAW easier than Ai. So I was pretty thrilled about the recent Mac release. Unfortunately, I had to pull the plug before the end of the one week trial period as soon as I discovered that my familiar hotkeys were missing. These shortcuts are an absolute must that makes CorelDRAW what it is. Hopefully Corel will reconsider adding them into the Mac version in order to give this platform a viable chance to succeed. If so, I would definitely purchase. Until that time, I'll grudgingly continue dealing with VM's and Windows 10.