I have this issue with Corel Draw 12 and any help will be most appreciate:
When I open a file it takes about 3 to 10 min, even more. I make rubber stamps so my files contain circles with text fitted on it and no more than 10 rubber stamps models.
I reinstalled Corel Suite but no hope.
If I create a new file, draw a rectangle (or a rubber stamp) and save it, the next time this file opens instantly. If I open an old file, after finally opens, I delete everything in it and save it, the next time it will take several minutes to open. Also, the empty file is about 700 KB long, comparing to a new empty file which is about 12 KB long.
The Corel stuff no longer supports Corel 12 (even if I've seen the same problem on other forums, reported for higher versions, with no real solution) so you are my only hope.
NB: Old files are the files created before reinstalling Corel Suite; and they are a lot
Can you post a file here for use to look at? Post one that opens slow.
Also, it sounds like you have a lot of color styles built up in the file. After opening go to Tools > Colors Styles to check.
Thank you RunFlaCruiser for your quick answer.
Unfortunately the max. size of uploaded files is 256 KB. I'll try this trick: attach the first chunk of a spanned zip file to this post and put the rest in the next posts. I hope it works.
Also the names of the next files are: sample_file.z01 and sample_file.z02. I had to rename them because of extensions allowed.
About the color styles, when I try Tools/Color styles Corel Draw is not responding anymore, at least the last 10 minutes ;). I'm still waiting :)