In X5 and X7 I was able to..
The result was object 2 moving to the exact X and Y position as object 1.
Using the same process but at step 2 single clicking in either the width or height the result was object 2 was resized.
In 2019 this is not happening, which is extremely frustrating as I used this feature all day every day. I do not recall turning the feature on in X5 or X7 it just worked. Is there a feature I need to turn on or has this been completely removed?
That was new to me, I mean that you could "copy" position, size, or scale by activating a Property Bar box and then click another object in the Object Manager.Really cool feature but I wonder how many knew about it, and if it was even meant to work like this?Anyway, it worked in 2018 but does not in 2019 so it may be another broken feature.Don't have the time right now but I'll try to forward the information to Corel next week.
Hmm, well I find this interesting for a few reasons. First of all, I use X7 and it doesn't work for me. Then there's the fact that such an obscure series of actions gets you that result. Or even the fact that you found that it does/did work. I tried it over and over, to no avail. Thats fine for me though, I use macros for both of those tasks. Are you familiar with macros? The position one is very simple:
Sub Center()ActiveSelection.AlignToShape cdrAlignHCenter + cdrAlignVCenter, ActiveSelection.Shapes(1)End Sub
For the size one, see this thread:forum.oberonplace.com/showthread.php
Attributes Eyedropper will be a solution for you. From it's options tick size and position only, use eyederopper on the object you want to copy properties from and then click on an object you want to apply those properties to. I use it a lot in cases like that. Very handy
Managed to get an answer from a Corel employee and there seems to be no documentation that this was ever meant to be a feature, so what you discovered, Fastrax, may be just a lucky coincidence that worked well for you.I could get it to work with the older versions I have installed here right now, X6, 2017 and 2018, but not with the new Objects docker in 2019.Sorry.
Decided there are too many alterations to the Object Manager which are more than doubling my time to do my job. Therefore requested refund and reverted to x7 for the time being.
Whilst x7 works well for me it clearly must not have for others, and as those that had issues made complaints that’s what the developers look at to make changes. Can’t please all of the people all of the time.
I hasten to add that I am extremely happy with coreldraw as a product and with the customer service team when I have had occasion to contact them. I would certainly be happy to recommend the product.