CorelDRAW X3 Graphics Suite Service Pack 2
Click the link below to download Service Pack 2 for CorelDRAW X3 Graphics Suite.
Note that you need to install Service Pack 1 first. You can
get it here.
A newer version of SP2 has been posted that will NOT cause older versions to need a repair.
There is also an issue where Bitstream Font Navigator will not properly substitute missing
fonts after installing the service pack. Again, Corel is aware of the issue and they are
Lastly, Bitstream Font Navigator will not be able to add any fonts on Windows Vista. This is
true before and after the service pack. It has to do with the way that Microsoft changed user
permissions in Vista. Again, Corel is aware of this and they are investigating.
The issues addressed were all customer issues that had been reported to Corel. The fixes for
Windows Vista were a different set of issues. All of them were rolled together into SP2.
If you haven't already purchased CorelDRAW X3, now is a great time to buy as there are incredible
A number of great add-ons have been released for CorelDRAW X3 and Corel PHOTO-PAINT X3. These
add-ons can help you do things more efficiently and can add a number of great effects.
If you wish to get the most out of CorelDRAW and Corel PHOTO-PAINT X3, you need to attend a
Boot Camp. In three days, you'll learn tips and techniques that will greatly increase your productivity.
This is a 750 page ebook featuring full color pages of detailed information on
getting the most from CorelDRAW X3. Not only will you get an illustrated description of how a
feature works, you'll also get more than six hours of multimedia tutorials to help you
fully understand what you've read. This book was fully designed to get the very
most from the PDF format with links to useful Web pages, links to the multimedia
tutorials and links to other related information within the book. Sample files are
provided so that you can work along while reading and
watching. This is the most complete learning tool available for CorelDRAW X3!
CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X3 Service Pack 2: Issues Resolved
CorelDRAW and Corel PHOTO-PAINT are now certified for use with Microsoft Vista, and stability and performance have been further improved. In addition, the following areas have been enhanced:
Adobe Illustrator (AI)
Application has improved stability when you enable preview on importing or opening attached files.
CorelDRAW now recognizes Myriad font, if installed, for files that are imported or opened.
AI files that contain objects with drop shadows, mesh fill, transparency, or gradients are correctly imported.
Korean characters in DWG files are no longer corrupted when they are imported to CorelDRAW.
Asian characters are correctly encoded when they are imported with DWF and DWG formats.
Portable Document Format (PDF)
Bitmaps printed and distilled to PDF no longer become indexed CMYK files.
Exporting to PDF has been improved for CMYK, drop shadows, gradient fills, large outlines or linear transparency, and lens objects.
Importing text as text is more reliable.
Transparencies are preserved and displayed correctly when opened with Corel PHOTO-PAINT. Previously, transparencies were viewed as masks.
Image color and alpha channel transparencies are maintained on import into CorelDRAW.
Transparent backgrounds are maintained on export in Corel PHOTO-PAINT for those raster formats that support transparencies (such as GIF, PNG, and PSD).
Exporting a multichannel bitmap to DCS now provides the option to include a thumbnail.
Placed EPS files containing RGB vectors are no longer converted to CMYK on export or output.
Imported EPS files that are designed in landscape orientation are the correct size when placed in a document.
Importing EPS files with text as text and without the fonts installed on the system no longer causes the application to hang after the PANOSE font matching dialog box appears.
Specific files and objects are now correctly copied and pasted from CorelDRAW to Corel PHOTO-PAINT.
Mini preview stays open after the Print dialog box is closed and reopened.
Print preview no longer causes problems if the workspace in use was imported from version 12 of CorelDRAW Graphics Suite.
Printing of a masked bitmap no longer results in lower resolution than an unmasked bitmap.
Problems related to large fonts when documents are printed to the Xenetech laser printer driver have been corrected.
Crop marks and other objects are no longer dropped when files are output as separations.
Print separation issues have been corrected for Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA).
Fountain fills with midpoint settings above or below 50 separate correctly when printed to a PostScript printer.
Using the Print this sheet now command from within Print Preview prints only the selected sheet.
Switching between Asian and English characters no longer causes problems related to font size.
Type 1 fonts can now be used in CorelDRAW and PHOTO-PAINT on a 64-bit operating system.
Functionality has been improved for copying and pasting to external applications.
Navigation issues related to the Edit Text dialog box have been resolved.
The functionality of bullets has been improved.
Fonts in MRU list are no longer reinstalled by Bitstream Font Navigator when Text tool is selected.
Type 1 fonts in CorelDRAW 8 files now appear properly in CorelDRAW X3.
Enabling the Use font to display font name option no longer results in a lag during typing.
After a special character (symbol) is inserted, CorelDRAW now automatically resets to the last font used.
Opening the Character Formatting docker no longer changes the keyboard settings.
Problems no longer result from working in Asian text with the Auto Keyboard setting enabled.
The Smart fill tool has improved performance and speed when used with large files.
Fewer nodes are created when outlines are converted to objects.
Problems with color options have been resolved for files published to the Web.
Swapping content CDs in CorelDRAW no longer results in problems with stability.
Problems with user-defined labels have been resolved.
Freezing a lens over a transparent object or bitmap no longer produces errors.
When the color mode used for effects is set to CMYK (default setting), spot colors are now displayed more accurately.
Thursday, January 17, 2013.
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