I created a design file in Corel X7 and I used some pantone color in that. After doing the design and saving that, when i open the file again some Pantones turn to BLACK!
What must i do to see my Pantone colors again?
Ariel, we've been experiencing this same phenomenon.
I created a boat graphic using my CorelDRAW ver 126.96.36.1997. Uses just two colors pantone 201 C and 295 C. I have two graphics in the file, one is for the workorder proof (artistic text) and the other off to the side is set up for print and plot. The print and plot version has been converted to curves with a cut line and bleeds.
When opening the same file on two other workstaions using 188.8.131.521 (newer version) the graphic that is text shows the correct colors. The one that has been converted to curves visually shows the pantone 201 C as black and pantone 295 C correctly. The odd part is that when you select the "visually black" shape the color in the status bar will show it a s the correct pantone color. If I drag the black with my right mouse button and drop on another shape the pantone fill shows correctly for that shape yet the black stays black.
note that in the image below I have the "black" selected but the status bar is correct. The piece to the left is still text.
I feel this question will be asked a lot or searched a lot but there are no solutions.
I've done a lot of testing every time I've encountered this issue.
Try your best not to use the document palette. I've trialed this out and encountered no issues; try and stick to the Pantone swatch only and ignore the document palette.
There's no easy way to restore the colour back to original unless you click on the object to find out what the colour was.
Try your best to keep your eye out on these changes.