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Is there a way to open .cdr (corel draw) files in illustrator?

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Nov 01, 2015

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Hi all,

I have just downloaded the latest illustrator because I understood it would open .cdr files but when I try illustrator gives me the message that the file is an unknown format and connot be opened...

does anyone know a way around this apart from buying corel again 😞

Hi, the best way to solve your problem is to open CorelDraw files in CorelDraw, then export them as an Adobe Illustrator files.

Adobe illustrator can open CorelDraw files from version 5 to version 10 only.

some times we need to install programs that we don't use just to finalize our work process in an efficient way.

I wish my answer was helpful.

Thank you

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Is there a way to open .cdr (corel draw) files in illustrator?

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Hi all,

I have just downloaded the latest illustrator because I understood it would open .cdr files but when I try illustrator gives me the message that the file is an unknown format and connot be opened...

does anyone know a way around this apart from buying corel again 😞

Hi, the best way to solve your problem is to open CorelDraw files in CorelDraw, then export them as an Adobe Illustrator files.

Adobe illustrator can open CorelDraw files from version 5 to version 10 only.

some times we need to install programs that we don't use just to finalize our work process in an efficient way.

I wish my answer was helpful.

Thank you

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Ha. Just did it!

Thanks to Monika Gause! 🙂

Try this:

https://cloudconvert.org/

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Hi, the best way to solve your problem is to open CorelDraw files in CorelDraw, then export them as an Adobe Illustrator files.

Adobe illustrator can open CorelDraw files from version 5 to version 10 only.

some times we need to install programs that we don't use just to finalize our work process in an efficient way.

I wish my answer was helpful.

Thank you

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Hi, I am trying to do the same as the software says it will open Corel draw files, but am getting the same error messages.
Has anyone found a real solution?
Going back in to Corel and saving as AI isn't an option as I no longer have access to the software, but have a lot of files created with Corel.
If illustrator can't actually open the Corel files as it states then it's a false claim...

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Illustrator can open CDR files up to version 10.

This is the offical list: https://helpx.adobe.com/illustrator/kb/supported-file-formats-illustrator.html

It clearly mentions the versions supported.

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Hi Monika,

If that is the case how?
I get error messages and it doesn't work.
As noted above, others get the same message and it doesn't work.
It claims it can in a blurb of supported file formats , but the reality so far has been that it can't.

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So you have CDR files version 10 and they don't open?

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Hi Monika,

They are from Version X8 Coreldraw suite., which I am guessing is earlier than V10.

I'll try using the converter mentioned above, but am disappointed that I can't directly import.

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Version 10 is about 20 years ago. X8 is newer.

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Hi Monika,

Please confirm that CorelDRAW X6 files can be opened with Adobe Illustrator without any conversion step in between.

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Why should I confirm that?

I already said that you can import up to version 10, which is 20 years old. And that's that.

 

You cannot import X6. But X6 can export AI files. If your clients send you CorelDRAW files, then you will need to have CorelDRAW yourself if you want to keep their business. That's just professional.

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Yes. You can buy CorelDraw  (719 EURO) and use it for opening cdr files.
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you can open CDR files in LibreOffice Draw
thow some item will not load correctly i still use this when in a pinch
the wors part about this is corel can open illustrator documents and photoshop document with easy

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