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    Conversion from CDR (Office 2000)

    I am trying to import into Word 2000, a stationery design created with Corel Draw 9.0. From a standard Word document, I click on insert, picture, from file, with brings up a conversion dialog box. I click on convert from Corel Draw and come up with an error message.

    I have tried to import this on two computers using Word 2000 and receive the same conversion error message "An error occured while importing this file."

    Do you have any suggestions on how to make this conversion?

    Thank you,

    Chip11@optushome.com.au

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    Re: Conversion from CDR (Office 2000)

    Can you save the letterhead as a different file type in Corel, one you can use in Word without depending on Word to convert.

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    Re: Conversion from CDR (Office 2000)

    The import filter you are using may not support Corel Draw 9. Try saving the cdr as Corel Draw 6 or 7 or if that fails try exporting as a Windows Meta File (WMF) from Corel.

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    Re: Conversion from CDR (Office 2000)

    Have tried all other formats, eg WMF JPG within Corel Draw and find that on conversion, the images are distorted, the overlays don't line up and the type is extended.

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    Re: Conversion from CDR (Office 2000)

    Have you exported any other files from Corel and gotten them to work in Word? Do these exports work in any other program? Is this a Corel Draw export problem?

    Can it be cut & pasted into Word? Did you try .pdf export? I don't know of additional graphics filters available for Word, beyond what comes on the program CD, but that could be a possibility. The Word 2000 filters only support Corel Draw 3.0-6.0.

    Sorry, I don't have much else to offer.

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    Re: Conversion from CDR (Office 2000)

    1. Yes, have exported Corel files as jpg without problems
    2. Using Adobe and trying to create a .pdf file results in same error
    3. Used Office 2K disk to install filters, on request from Word. Assumed that filters were up to date. Guess maybe they are not. Will try to convert first to earlier version of Corel Draw as you suggest.

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    Re: Conversion from CDR (Office 2000)

    Metafile distorts conversion. Overlays don't match up, type distended.

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    Re: Conversion from CDR (Office 2000)

    When you try saving as other formatsin CorelDraw, are using File, Save As, or File, Export? And are you saving/exporting the entire document or just the selected region?

    Reason I ask is you should be exporting as .gif or .jpg, having selected the part (or all!) of the graphic you've created - if you export the whole CorelDraw doc it will be huge and that could cause the error you're getting.

    Once you've exported just the selected section as a graphic format it should be much smaller and Word might be willing to use it!

    HTH
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    Re: Conversion from CDR (Office 2000)

    Thanks for the input. In this case, I can't select a part of the graphic--the whole of the file is the graphic. Since the design is stationery, it covers the whole page. However, it is not a large file, being only some 300kb as a jpeg. I am convinced that as others have suggested it is the Win2K filters are not proper for transferring the overlays in the graphics. The export problem from Corel Draw, no matter what format, is distorted when coverted. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

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