CorelDRAW 7 for Windows 95/NT (Visual QuickStart Guide)

CorelDRAW 7 for Windows 95/NT (Visual QuickStart Guide)

by Phyllis Davis

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780201694208
Publisher: Peachpit Press
Publication date: 12/30/1996
Series: Visual QuickStart Guide Series
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 6.96(w) x 8.96(h) x 0.52(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 The Basics
1(20)
CorelDraw 7
2(1)
What's new in CorelDraw 7?
2(1)
The way CorelDraw 7 works
3(1)
The CorelDraw 7 screen
4(2)
CorelDraw 7 controls
6(1)
Menus
7(1)
Terms used in this book
7(1)
Toolbars
8(1)
The Toolbox
9(1)
The Property Bar
10(1)
The Status Bar
10(1)
The Panning Tool
11(1)
Keyboard Shortcuts
11(1)
The Zoom Tool
12(2)
Change the view quality
14(1)
Desktop power tools: roll-ups
15(1)
Getting Help
16(2)
Some terms you should know
18(2)
Hardware considerations
20(1)
Chapter 2 Startup
21(14)
Launch CorelDraw 7
21(1)
Put a shortcut to CorelDraw 7 on the Windows 95/NT desktop
22(1)
The Welcome Screen
23(1)
Start a new document
23(1)
Start a new document using a template
24(1)
Open an existing document
25(1)
Save Your work
26(1)
Save a copy of a file
26(1)
Import a file
27(1)
Export a drawing
28(2)
File extensions
30(1)
Close a document
31(1)
Set backup options
32(1)
Restore a corrupted file
33(1)
Exit CorelDraw 7
34(1)
Chapter 3 Rectangles and Ellipses
35(6)
Draw a rectangle
36(1)
Round the corners of a rectangle
37(1)
Create an ellipse
38(1)
Change an ellipse to a pie shape or arc
39(1)
Change Ellipse Tool defaults
40(1)
Chapter 4 Select, Move, and Size
41(10)
Select an object
42(1)
Select multiple objects
42(1)
Select all objects on a page
43(1)
Deselect an object
43(1)
Move an object
43(1)
Copy an object
44(1)
Duplicate an object
45(1)
Handles and scaling
46(1)
Change an Object's width
47(1)
Change an object's height
48(1)
Proportionally scale an object
49(1)
Delete an object
50(1)
Chapter 5 Polygons, Stars, and Spirals
51(8)
Create a polygon
52(1)
Set the number of sides a polygon will have
53(1)
Draw a star
54(1)
Create a polygon as star
55(1)
Create a symmetrical spiral
56(1)
Draw a logarithmic
57(1)
Chapter 6 Nodes and Paths
59(20)
Smooth, symmetrical, and cusp nodes
60(2)
Convert an object to curves
62(1)
Select a node
63(1)
Select multiple nodes
63(1)
Make a Straight line curved
64(1)
Make a curved line straight
65(1)
Special Project: Create a Heart
66(1)
Convert a smooth node to a cusp node
67(1)
Move a node
68(1)
Move a control point
68(2)
Manually add a node to a Path
70(1)
Automatically add a line
71(1)
Delete a node from a path
72(1)
Break apart a node
73(1)
Join two nodes into one
74(1)
Manipulate an object's path
75(1)
Special Project: Make Waves
76(3)
Chapter 7 Lines and Curves
79(14)
Freehand Tool:
80(2)
Draw a straight line
80(1)
Draw a curved line
81(1)
Erase part of a line as you draw
81(1)
Create a closed object
81(1)
Bezier Tool:
82(2)
Draw a straight line
82(1)
Create a closed object
82(1)
Create a curved line
83(1)
Special Project: Draw a Flag
84(2)
The Outline Tool and the Pen roll-up
86(1)
Change line thickness
87(1)
Change line style
88(1)
Add arrowheads to a line
88(1)
Create calligraphy lines
89(1)
Natural Pen Tool
90(3)
Fixed Width and Calligraphy modes
91(1)
Pressure and Preset modes
92(1)
Chapter 8 Page and Document Setup
93(10)
Set page size and orientation
94(2)
Change the unit of measure
96(1)
Add pages to a document
97(1)
Delete a page
98(1)
Delete a range of pages
99(1)
Move between pages
99(1)
View one document in two windows
100(1)
View two different documents at the same time
100(1)
Copy an object between documents
101(1)
Move an object between documents
102(1)
Chapter 9 Tools for Precision
103(16)
Rulers
104(1)
Move the zero point
105(1)
Set a new unit of measure
106(1)
Set the default Unit of measure
107(1)
Remove rulers from view
108(1)
Move rulers to a new position
108(1)
Guidelines
109(1)
Add guidelines to a page
110(1)
Make a guideline slanted
110(1)
Move a guideline
110(1)
Remove a guideline
111(1)
Remove all guidelines
111(1)
Turn on Snap to Guidelines
112(1)
Setup a grid
113(1)
Turn on Snap to Grid
113(1)
The Status Bar
114(1)
Change information on the Status Bar
115(1)
Align objects
116(2)
Types of alignment
118(1)
Chapter 10 Color and Fills
119(14)
Close an object's path
120(1)
Fill objects with a uniform color
120(1)
Change the outline color of objects
121(1)
Remove color from objects
121(1)
Display a different color set in the Color palette
122(1)
Color set; World Wide Web palettes
122(2)
Create custom colors
124(1)
Use the Interactive Fill Tool
125(1)
Add a linear fountain fill to an object
125(1)
Add radial, conical, and square fountain fills to objects
126(1)
Change the fountain fill colors
126(1)
Move the start color and end color
127(1)
Add intermediate colors
128(1)
Add a two-color pattern fill to an object
129(1)
Add a full color or bitmap pattern fill to an object
130(1)
Add a texture fill to an object
131(1)
Create a custom texture
132(1)
Chapter 11 Working with Text
133(20)
Aristic and paragraph text
133(1)
Add artistic text
134(1)
Add Paragraph text
135(1)
Convert artistic text to paragraph text and vice versa
136(1)
Edit artistic or paragraph text
137(1)
Change fonts
138(1)
Change font size
139(1)
Format individual characters
140(1)
Change justification
141(1)
Set kerning
142(2)
Set leading
144(2)
Import text
146(1)
Reshape a paragraph text object
147(1)
Link text flow between paragraph text frames
148(1)
Make text flow around an object
149(2)
Add bullets to paragraph text
151(1)
Add a drop cap to paragraph text
152(1)
Chapter 12 Fun with Text
153(16)
Text as a design element
153(1)
Skew text
154(1)
Rotate text
155(1)
Create text shadows
156(2)
Fit text to a path
158(2)
Create beveled text
160(2)
Extrude text
162(2)
Modify character shape
164(2)
Special Project: The Neon Effect
166(3)
Chapter 13 Layers
169(12)
Stacking order
169(1)
Move an object to the front
170(1)
Move an object forward one
170(1)
Move an object behind all objects
171(1)
Move an object back one object
171(1)
The Layers roll-up
172(1)
Create a new layer
173(1)
Change the current layer
173(1)
Change layer settings
174(1)
Reorder layers
175(1)
Move an object between layers
176(1)
Copy an object to a different layer
176(1)
Delete a layer
176(1)
Special Project: Set Up a Newsletter
177(4)
Chapter 14 Transformations
181(16)
Group objects
182(1)
Ungroup objects
182(1)
Rotate an object
183(1)
Create a black/White graphic using the Combine command
184(2)
Break Objects apart
186(1)
Work with clipart images
186(1)
Mirror an object horizontally
187(1)
Mirror an object vertically
188(1)
Scale an object
189(1)
Clone an object
190(1)
Set precisely where a clone or duplicate will appear
191(1)
Special Project: The Woodcut Effect
192(5)
Chapter 15 Special Effects
197(6)
Shape an object with an envelope
198(2)
Special Project: Shape an Envelope Like an Object
200(2)
Use the Interactive Blend Tool
202(1)
Blend objects
202(2)
Create an object defined by its shadow
204(3)
PowerClip two objects
207(1)
Add a lens effect to a graphic
208(1)
Special Project: Making Drawings Move
209(4)
Chapter 16 Clipart and Bitmaps
213(10)
Add symbols to a document
214(1)
Import clipart with the Scrapbook roll-up
215(1)
Import bitmaps
216(1)
Convert a vector drawing to a bitmap
217(1)
Auto-trace a bitmap
218(1)
Convert a bitmap from one color model to another
218(2)
Make a bitmap look like an impressionist painting
220(1)
Add noise to a bitmap
221(1)
Bitmap filter effects
222(1)
Chapter 17 Creating Graphics for the Web
223(8)
Change the rulers to pixels
224(1)
Set resolution
224(1)
Load browser colors into the Color Palette
225(2)
Download the latest browsers
227(1)
Open the Internet Objects Toolbar
228(1)
Assign a URL to a graphic
229(1)
Assign alternate text
229(1)
Convert a file into Internet-ready format using Barista
230(1)
Chapter 18 Printing
231(16)
Print a document
232(1)
Print more than one copy of a document
232(1)
Print specific pages or objects
233(1)
Size a scale a printout
234(1)
Tile a printout
235(1)
Select a different printer
236(1)
Set a different page size and orientation for a printer
237(1)
Add crop and registration marks, and file information
238(1)
Proofing options
239(1)
Create color separations
240(1)
How offset printing works
241(1)
Generate a PostScript (.Ps) file
242(1)
Generate an Encapsulated PostScript (.Eps) file
242(2)
Open Print Preview
244(1)
Scale a drawing in Print Preview
245(1)
Use Print Preview to position a drawing on the printed page
246(1)
Appendix A Fonts & Clipart in This Book 247(4)
Appendix B The CorelDraw 7 Graphics Suite 251(2)
Index 253

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