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I used to use Corel Draw X7. I found that exporring as either pdf or svg then importing into AD gave acceptable results. True, I did need to do a little tweaking, especially of text and re-ordering objects, but most obects came over OK. Overall, svg was better than pdf.

 

I suspect that any cdr import in AD woud be unlikely to be any better than this!

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Very sad, I bought Affinity Designer (for Windows) and now find that it can't import my old CDR files.
And apparently this is not planned either... very, very sad and at the same time incomprehensible!

 

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35 minutes ago, RSI said:

Very sad, I bought Affinity Designer (for Windows) and now find that it can't import my old CDR files.
And apparently this is not planned either... very, very sad and at the same time incomprehensible!

 

Hello @RSI, welcome to the forums.

I understand that it is inconvenient for you not being able to directly import 'old Coreldraw files'. But please take into account that it is not very likely that Affinity products would be able to read and translate any older Corel file format because they do work very differently. It would take a huge amount of time to program this properly and I'd rather see this time spent on features unique to AD.

I suggest you investigate some kind of external conversion of your CDR files and then bring them into AD. PDF might be a good start to try and see if this transfers your old desgins well. There are several (free) online services that do this kind of conversion. E.g. Zamzar (https://www.zamzar.com/converters/image/cdr-to-pdf/).

And in regard to the fact that you already bought AD, there is a refund policy if that is an option for you.

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34 minutes ago, dominik said:

Hello @RSI, welcome to the forums.

I understand that it is inconvenient for you not being able to directly import 'old Coreldraw files'. But please take into account that it is not very likely that Affinity products would be able to read and translate any older Corel file format because they do work very differently. It would take a huge amount of time to program this properly and I'd rather see this time spent on features unique to AD.

I suggest you investigate some kind of external conversion of your CDR files and then bring them into AD. PDF might be a good start to try and see if this transfers your old desgins well. There are several (free) online services that do this kind of conversion. E.g. Zamzar (https://www.zamzar.com/converters/image/cdr-to-pdf/).

And in regard to the fact that you already bought AD, there is a refund policy if that is an option for you.

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Thank you for your help and information.
 

I would prefer not to convert my old data via an online service.
So I guess I will look for a tool that does this as well as possible.
Since I don't use CD anymore (my last version doesn't work properly via Windows 10), I unfortunately can't export this directly via CD either.

 

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3 minutes ago, RSI said:

I would prefer not to convert my old data via an online service.
So I guess I will look for a tool that does this as well as possible.
Since I don't use CD anymore (my last version doesn't work properly via Windows 10), I unfortunately can't export this directly via CD either.

Not to do this via an online service is a viable requirement for some files. I do understand this.

You are not alone with the need to reuse old files that can not be accessed anymore. There have been some discussion about this here in the forum. Some users came to the conclusion that it can be most efficient to recreate old designs because convertion and fixing things afterwards turned out to be even more laborious.

Good luck.
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Affinity Designer for iPad 1.8.4   |   Affinity Photo for iPad 1.8.4

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