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CorelDraw for 68k

Hi Folks,

I know from Google research, that there used to be a 68k version of CorelDraw.
But it seems to have died an anonymous death, for I can't find it archived anywhere on the Net.

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No takers/donators for this one?

If not, then maybe at least a decent template collection for Illustrator 7 ?
It is supposed to be Adobe's answer to Corel Draw, but I have never worked with it before and thus got no graphics archive to fall back for that one.

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For us it was Freehand, Illustrator and Pagemaker for layout in the 680X0 days.
I´ll have a look, if I can find templates or clipart no already on the server.
We have to face the fact that Corel`s collections were outstanding back in the day.
There is a Corel app for Mac that does read and convert files from the Corel repository to some vector format a Mac can understand. http://macintoshgarden.org/apps/corel-gallery-20

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Thx.Is that converter app on the CD and will it allow me to import those cliparts into Illustrator?

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I do recall my wife hoisting some clipart from Corel 5 to 7 CDs to her Mac.
That was a Centris 650 with 601 upgrade card, and a PPC 7500 later.
IIRC you could access the ISO clipart´s directory, load the Corel clipart and export it as vector PICT or a few other file formats.
Basically that should work after mounting the desired clipart ISO via the BII GUI.
MacOS 8 does read PC volumes, so I would give it a go if you find the time.

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That Corel Gallery 2 CD is pretty good thanks, 24bit. I've just been looking at it for the 1st time.

You don't need to install the Gallery software if you don't want to, as it can also run direct from the mounted image. It exports it's Corel images to .EPS, Vector PICT & TIFF. All can be then imported into your DTP app of choice, mine being FreeHand.

Curiously the .EPS it exports are unable to be ungrouped (they had been flattened), but the exported Vector PICTs are grouped (therefore editable). Here's a mono cartoon I exported from the CD of a younger Steve Jobs, as a Vector PICT. I was able to give him a nice red tie in FreeHand Smile
Steve Jobs - circa 1994
Also on the CD is a very nice collection of Bitstream PostScript fonts (some 165 font families).