Hey all, been a while....
Can X4 natively export to PDF?
Yes, and it works fine. You can find it in the File menu / publish to PDF. Choose "PDF for prepress" or "PDF/X3" for best results
kumorigoe said:Can X4 natively export to PDF
Yes and there are issues for different work flows. For example power clipped duotones shift to RGB, native color PDF creates a color shift to RGB when output to Onyx and VersaWorks RIPS. Metadimentions has trapping issues with transparency when published from Corel but not from Distiller.
Also, you can't use te imposition and other features of the Print preview for create a PDF using Publish to PDF. If you need it, you must create a Postscript file and convert to PDF using Acrobat Distiller
It is interesting that coreldraw doesn't support imposition to the export pdf function -- I wonder why not? This would seem like quite a handy feature request for X5.
Right now I found one inexpensive easy way to go was to purchase cutepdf pro to impose/booklet pdfs exported from coreldraw (at a fraction of the cost of acrobat.)
On the other hand, I do find having a seperate pdf engine to be handy a couple of times now when I've encountered a print glitch using the normal print and got around it with the publish to pdf (but most of the time it goes the other way where I wish I had the features of the normal full print engine in the built-in pdf export.)