In previous editions of Corel Draw I was able to set up a multipage document and have objects that were placed outside of the page area (i.e. on the 'Desktop') stay on successive pages. This useful feature (to me) seems to have disappeared from Corel Draw 2019. Was this a documented change that I have missed somewhere?
zigzag said:In previous editions of Corel Draw I was able to set up a multipage document and have objects that were placed outside of the page area (i.e. on the 'Desktop') stay on successive pages
This behavior is now optional, and is part of the settings menu for the Objects docker.
If you uncheck "Keep Desktop Objects on Layer" - it is checked by default - then you should have the page/desktop behavior of the more recent previous versions.
Note Eskimo's reply below, which is correct. However, it's apparently not something you can change globally - you need to change it for each document. I won't comment on the lunacy of that decision...
Gordon G said:However, it's apparently not something you can change globally - you need to change it for each document
If I understand correctly, "Keep Desktop Objects on Layer" and "Select Object to Activate Layer" are not global settings, and are not document settings. Instead, they are workspace-based settings.
I sit corrected - just tried again, and I must have saved (or re-saved) my workspace, because now it's defaulting to the correct action - off.
I think it's convenient that those settings can be changed from the Objects docker, but I think it would be a good idea for those to also be present as checkboxes in the "CorelDRAW Options" or "Tool Options".
That would help to show that those are workspace-based settings.