Jumping the ship to a Mac but have a lot of CDR files. Will I be able to open them on a Mac version of CorelDraw? Also, can I use my PC license of CorelDraw on a Mac or do I have to buy Corel for Mac?
Same here... no answer yet?
The Mac version of CorelDRAW requires a separate license. IMHO, if you buy a CorelDRAW license it should not matter what platform you want to use. That's how it is with Adobe. I can install CC apps on two different computers and they don't even have to be the same platform; one can be a Mac and one can be a Windows PC.CorelDRAW CDR files created using Windows-based PCs should be able to open on the Mac version, but with fonts being an obvious possible issue. Some older font formats like Postscript Type 1 are not cross platform compatible. Trying to open old "archive" CDR files can be another issue.I have a big problem with Corel cutting off backward compatibility with older CDR files. For a long time CorelDRAW wouldn't open CDR files made before version 3. In recent years they've sneaked the cut-off up to version 6. Any CDR files made in version 5 or earlier won't open or import into newer versions of CorelDRAW. Anyone with vintage CDR files has to import the files into other rival applications such as Inkscape (and the files obviously can have weird issues when being opened). Contrast this with Adobe Illustrator: the latest version of Illustrator can open files made in the very first version back from the late 1980's.There is a decent number of long time CorelDRAW users who have large archives of CorelDRAW files dating back to the early 1990's. Cutting off access to CDR version 5 files and earlier in newer versions of CorelDRAW is just another reason for many users to stay put running old versions of the software, even in old versions of Windows if need be.
I was think along the same lines as Koobah, going over to the Mac version, as I currently run a PC version from Parallels on my Mac. Having read your reply I think you may have a point about the hundreds of fonts that will not transfer over. May have to stick with the PC version after all.
As a long time CorelDRAW user I have all the old disks and older systems so I can move old files forward if needed.
If you have lots of old CorelDRAW files I suggest the aforementioned approach rather than using another application.
It's unfortunate that Corel requires an OS designated license, they allow 2 installations per license so one Mac and one PC should fit the bill.
With all I've read on this forum as a 30 year PC user of Draw the last thing I'd do is use the MAC version.