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Chapter 4 – Tools Several In this chapter, we will teach the use of the most used tools in CorelDraw you will reach the point of making a flyer The topics to be presented are: Text tool Table Zoom tool Contour Pen guides Topic Text Tool Through this tool, you can enter text on the document along with the drawings and apply various types of fill as explained in the previous chapter Before you enter text, you must choose what kind of text we can use to document using the toolbox Entering a Text To enter text, simply click anywhere in the document and use the keyboard for typing Text box area which contains paragraph text of the document When we want to make a big text in an application of the document, we use the box text to facilitate its paragraph settings To enter text in a text box, click the desired location and drag to form one text area formatting process that allows you to change the selected text by applying various types settings available as paragraph, source, etc.
When we type a text, very we use this tool to improve your appearance With this application we can have access to many formatting tools which is the property bar Note the property bar text formatting and explanations of resources most used: Font List – Allows you to change the font to the selected text.
Font Size – Allows you to change the size of the selected text font.
Bold – puts the most highlighted text.
Italic – Make text tumbled.
Underline – Puts an underline to the selected text.
Horizontal Alignment – Allows you to make multiple alignments to the selected text.
List of Bookmarks – Allows you to apply labels to the selected text.
Capitulation – Puts the first paragraph of the letter in full size.
Text Properties – Opens a text format dialog box where you You find several options for formatting.
OpenType Interactive – Displays a window on the screen when an OpenType feature is available for the selected text.
Note the step how to make a text formatting using the Text Formatting toolbar and its properties: Font List: Brush Script MT Size: 36 pt Underline: On Table topic Table is a feature that lets you create rows and columns in an organized way for the text entered.
Through this tool, you can organize text in rows and columns to be used as a table.
To access this tool, click the Table button that is in the toolbox.
With the active tool, we can make several changes in its properties: Rows and Columns Smart fill Contour Thickness Edge selection Outline Color margins Combine divisions Inserting a Table To insert a table with the active tool, just click anywhere on the document and hold the mouse and drag until it is the desired size.
According to the settings on the property bar, the table is set automatically when the integration is complete Rows and Columns It allows you to set how many rows and columns will be used in the table being created or selected Note the example of three different tables with rows and columns settings: Fill Color Allows coloring the bottom of the table or the selected cell Through this tool, you can apply a variety of colors through a list of colors that the application offers Contour Thickness It allows to set a thickness of a table outline Note the example of three tables with different contours settings: Edge selection It allows you an edge adjustment to either side of your table With this tool, you can hide all edges or even display borders Table selected through a list of options Outline Color It lets you change the color of the selected table lines through a list colors available In addition to changing the fill color, you can change the colors of the contour shape fast and practical Note the example of three tables in the colors of different contours: selecting cells feature that allows you to select the cells that will be changed through the settings table With this feature, you can make several changes in its format as margins combine, divisions, etc.
To select a table designed, double-click the table, then click any cell and drag to other cells of your choice to close the selection margins Spacings are defined in the top, bottom, right and left of the cells table When we make these changes, much we use this tool to set their spacing in millimeters Remember that any change will only be possible to notice the difference when the table contains typed text Combine Lets join two or more selected cells into a single cell This feature is often used to make table title that is gathered over a cell transforming it into a single cell divisions It allows you to split more than one cell within a single cell This feature is ideal when you want to increase the number of rows or columns within a cell Topic Zoom Tool Zoom is a tool to enlarge or reduce the page causing their document is unchanged This tool is often used when we want to create an object with many details and small for the document For, in addition to creating object, this tool can be used to assist in gear repair correction, etc.
To access this tool, click the Zoom button that is in the toolbox With the active tool we can use the zoom with various shapes to your document: Click the to zoom in or zoom the document When we use the left mouse button, will be extended to where you are clicking When we use the right mouse button, will be reduced To use this feature, click on any area of the document to enlarge Drag It allows you to zoom in or zoom out according to the defined area The same is used with the right or left buttons To use this feature, click anywhere on the document and hold the mouse button and drag until it becomes a zoom area Scrolling It allows you to zoom in or zoom out by scrolling mouse When we roll the mouse wheel, the zoom will be applied where the mouse is pointing To use this feature, simply roll the mouse wheel on the site that you want to zoom Zoom Property It allows you to change all zoom resources through property bar Note the zoom property bar and explanations for commonly used features Zoom levels – Allows you zoom by percentage Large – Expands the zoom for each click Reduce – Reduces the zoom for each click Zoom to Selection – Adjusts the zoom to the selected object Increase all objects – Adjust the zoom to all objects Increase to page – Adjust the zoom for the whole page Increase to Page Width – Adjust the zoom to the width of the page Zoom to height Page – Adjusts the zoom to the page height Zoom Levels You can change the zoom of the document through the standard application bar Through this feature, we need not trigger the zoom tool in the toolbox To change the zoom of the document, click Zoom Levels which is the standard bar Topic Contour Pen tool that allows you to define boundary properties as espessur line, corner size and type arrow When drawing objects, we can make boundary changes in more detail quick and practical manner To access this feature, click the Contour Pen button is on tool box With this tool, we can do two outline applications Quick settings inida by just one click on the thickness of contorn When we want to change the width or thickness of the boundary, we use this definition so that it is not time-consuming preparation of the document To make this setting, just click on the extent of your choice Detailed settings It allows you to make several changes the contour to the selected object of quickly and conveniently When we want to make very detailed changes, too use this feature to take the objects and look professional To access this feature, click Contour Pen Then will open a dialog box showing a list of options for the contour pen Note the outline pen dialog box and explanations of resources most used Color – changes the outline color Width – Change the border width in millimeters Style – Changes the line style to dotted, double, etc.
Corners – Changes the corner of the square as the object contour, round, etc.
Miter limit – Adjust the zoom to all objects line ends – Lets you change the line cover format Arrows – Set the type of arrow will be in the ends of the line Stretching – Allows stretch the object's line calligraphy by percentage the – Allows you to change the angle of the line calligraphy the object through grade After making the changes this box, click the OK button Note the step how to outline the changes using the dialog box Contour pen: Color: Red Size: 2 mm Corners: Round corners topic Guides The guides are the CorelDRAW features that facilitates the alignment of objects bringing so well that are placed with the measure is set Through the tabs, you can leave various objects in perfect alignment with the measures defined as horizontal and vertical easy and practical way There are many resources through their property bar: Position of the object the rotating Rotation center Block guideline Breaks guidelines inserting To insert a guide line, either horizontal or vertical, must first verify if the ruler is displayed If if the ruler is not showing, click Rulers, which is on the View menu Then click on the ruler and drag to the desired location To delete a guide, suffice to use the DELETE key on the selected tab measures The measures of the guides are made through the property tabs bar When we want to make exact measurements of the tabs as the local x and y, rotation, etc.
We use values through this bar point Zero Initial onto the tabs where you set the beginning of the Regu When we want to make the easiest measures starting from scratch, we should first set the zero point of the measures To do this, click the beginning of the ruler and drag to where you want to start counting the ruler selecting Select is to score one or more tabs to be changed as measures exclusion colors and others When we want to make any changes on the tabs, you must first select guides To select a tab, click one of the tabs created until it is red in color the rotating It allows you to rotate the tab for any angle of the document This feature is often used when we want to align diagonally objects To rotate a selected tab, click the tab again until the spin labels, then click and drag the placemark to either side until Gets the desired shape You can also rotate the guide through the Angle of rotation box that sits on the bar Chart properties Block It allows you to lock the local guide where he grew up When we do a lot of guides to action, we can prevent these guides can be changed by accident through this feature To do this block, click the Block button guideline which is in bar Chart properties Then the guide will be locked until you unlock through the same button It is on the guide bar properties guidelines It allows you to align objects to the document directly in the guidelines created guides When this option is enabled, the tab is like magnet for objects because, when approach the objects on the guide will be drawn to the alignment stay perfect To enable this option, click the Break button to guidelines that is in bar Chart properties REVIEW Through this review, we will show the steps of this application exercises contained in the book Mastering CorelDRAW X7 Pay close attention to the details of each stage, the tools used, etc.
If in case you can not keep up, repeat the review step to reach understanding and the object of the exercise 1.
Open CorelDRAW X7 application.
Create a new blank document.
Create a zero point in the upper left corner of the paper.
Type "Remin Computer" through the text tool.
Select this text and apply the following formats below: The.
Y: -20 w.
Source List: Impact d.
Font Size: 48 pt and.
Underline: On 6.
Apply the following colors below: The.
Fill: Yellow B.
Outline: Red 7.
Zoom in to the selected text.
Apply the selected text with the following pen settings outline below: The.
Width: 1 mm B.
Corners: Round Corner 9.
Set the zoom to full page.
Create a vertical guide by 20.
0 mm position.
With the selected tab, enable the option to break guidelines.
Create a rectangle in the size 130 mm x 10 mm.
Drag the rectangle to the vertical guide collar.
With the rectangle selected, apply the following properties below: The.
Beveled corner: On B.
Corner Radius: 2 mm 15.
Make a text box inside the rectangle created (just click on the rectangle with the enabled text box).
Type the text below: 17.
Select the text and apply the following formatting text below: The.
Font List: Times New Roman B.
Font Size: 10 pt w.
Italic: On d.
Horizontal Alignment: Center 18.
Create a table with 5 rows and 3 columns.
With the table selected, apply the following size configurations: The.
Width: 130 mmb.
Height: 40 mm 20.
Drag the table rectangle until it touches the vertical guide.
Zoom to page width.
Select all table cells and apply the measures the banks below: The.
Top margin: 0.
Bottom margin: 0.
0 mm w.
Left margin: 0.
Right margin: 0.
0 mm 23.
With the defined margins, enter this information by following the below formats: 24.
Set the zoom to full page.
Save the document in the default folder via the Close button with the Exercise name Chapter 4 – A.
CONGRATULATIONS You have just completed another chapter of CorelDRAW X7 Next, we will pass the theoretical evaluation to test your understanding of the topics presented.
If case you miss more than 50% of the test, I recommend you watch this video again.
Be sure to practice with the exercise of the teaching material and exercise book to remember the topics.
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