We have 2 pc's with X7 loaded. System #1 has worked flawlessly for years but is still running on windows 7. If I save the fully customized workspace for use on System #2 running windows 10 the system crashing constantly for the simplest of tasks. Change it back to the default and all is good. Could it be that by saving from a win7 pc it makes it incompatible with win10. The way I see it now we're going to have to go through and manually customize system 2's workspace. Probably over 30 different macros and custom icons, as well as, assigned shortcut keys.
Any insight would be greatly appreciated.
p.s. even tried running win10 system in compatibility mode but didn't make a difference
You're correct. Do it in pieces, then test as you may get unpleasant surprises.
I said it to Corel many years ago. They need a workspace debugger. They know the syntax and parameters for the workspace files it should be a very simple job to comment out those sections that are non-compliant and inform the user that that particular customisation needs to be rebuilt.
Alternately they can carry on letting users have problems and tell them to rebuild their workspace. Like anyone has time for that!
The problems are what keep me from using extensive workspace customization.
Installation and setting CorelDRAW up is a time consuming process. PDF custom presets, (required because Core does not supply logical presets), color management (because at minimum they set it wrong so Adobe fools think it matches), collect for output, turning off font embedding. Having to use templates because the new document dialog is broken and Corel doesn't know the shortcomings of their application in a multi-media environment.
It's a real PITA! I'm hoping that 2023 going forward will be ONE INSTALL, then incremental updates with secure roll backs if needed. Then again me waking up as a 225 pound 30 year old again is more likely.
David Milisock said:The problems are what keep me from using extensive workspace customization.
The problems are what keep me on using 2018. My customised workspace works fine, saves me hours of time with all the shortcuts and easy access to macros. This is Corels fault, not the user David. They have to make it work and work better than it does now.
I said at the time that yearly updates was going to be a problem, and it was. I wonder if yearly updates will also require rebuilding of workspaces, it better not or its going to p**s people off.
What you and many others do is a problem for Corel, if you customize extensively the time savings and the cost in time to rebuild are considerable considerations, so users stay with an older version. Spending 3 hours to load and customize a program per work station is not feasible.
I saved 80% of my customization by using templates but the rest is still a PITA and there's no way I'm trusting importation. I've seen newer versions of Draw have trouble even if you build your work space from scratch 9ne day, rebuild it the same acweek later and it works.