HiI've been getting the attached error message quite frequently over a coupleof months now - basically that the file contains an Invalid Outline ID.When the file is opened the outline in question always appears as a blackhairline, not the rendered thickness or colour. I can't think of anythingthe outlines affected have in common - thickness, colour, scaled to image,created manually or through the contour tool, or anything else.Oddly the fault doesn't appear to be consistent; the file may show it on mycomputer but not another when it's opened there and visa versa. Sometimesit appears after I've opened the file a dozen times.Any ideas?Thanks, Colin
Since this appears only on one computer, I believe that something is corrupt with your CorelDRAW installation. first, try resetting your workspace with the F8 key (Press and hold down F8 key and when you get the pop-up asking if you want to reset to factory default, answer "Yes".)
If that does not solve the problem, then put the DVD in the drive and go through the installation menu and select Repair.
Thanks for your reply.
I've already tried F8 (couple of times) and Repair. No good,
I should have mentioned that the error happens only with files that have been saved an earlier version. I have to do this repeatedly for a client who uses X3. (I use X5). The error shows on his computer (sometimes) and again on mine when I reload the file on my computer.
I only realised the corealation when checking the files that have been affected. Sorry.
Are there any known problems saving to earlier versions? Or is the problem still at my end.
Many thanks, Colin
I see this with a specialized palette and the spot color may have a different name, or same name and different values between different versions of draw.
A macro that helps me a lot is the GDG Color Click which can instantly show all colors and outline colors used in a page. You can find the offending color and quickly change it. It works with x4 and x5.
Example: You can use it to prevent the wrong color from going to the rip program which could cause delays or costly print errors.
The customer only uses X3 to open files to view - he certainly doesn't use shortcuts of any sort.
The outlines that are repeatedly affected are the coachlines (light blue, marked by a yellow arrow above, in the sample jpeg) The graphic contains many outlines but it's only the border ones that cause any problems. Originally I created the line with the contour tool, but then changed to manually drawing it thinking there may be a problem with the former. Doesn't seem to make any difference.
I always 'scale to image' as the graphics are used for very large signs and small posters.