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
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.
David Milisock said: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.
Its one consideration but my primary motivation for staying with 2018 is
Your reasoning is another issue not only for Corel but others. Depending on what you produce you can really get by with X5 , X7, Inkscape or Affinity Designer. I know users still running Adobe CS 5. The *** is maintaining computer systems that can run the old applications.
A friend runs pretty much a limited sign shop, she can get away with Designer for 80% of her work, if it handled heavier loads better she wouldn't need anything else. However a 5 foot x 8 foot menu print with a few drop shadows chokes it big time even on it systems with 64GB of RAM.
I have gotten plenty out of 2021 and 2022 especially 2022. Tracing is not reducing bitmap sizes any longer, clones are not needed as symbols replaces it, as far as I know, some nondestructive effects are no longer limited to low resolution. The image editing enhancements of the adjustment docker have improved my efficiency at least 30%.
As I see it Corel needs in the future to streamline features, as an example there are at least 4 ways to crop and image, 5 if you're inventive. Train people how you want the program to be used then make sure those processes work 100%, then eliminate excessive programming. There are at least a dozen features like that. They could save hundreds of programming hours.
The other big feature that about 2% of our (only the ahole) clients want is a dimensional perspective look. We can adapt a true manufacturing mock up quickly.