Quote:>Its been my experience that none of Corel Draws's export modules produce
>quality results...PC or Mac. Switch to Illustrator!
I would heartily second this - I've repeatedly been screwed by Corel even
though I don't use and have never bought their products.
My experience and sentiments are echoed by many service bureaus, I understand.
I have a design business, and every once in a while someone comes to me with
their work on Corel. Inevetibly the transfer from PC Corel through EPS output
sent to my Mac becomes a problem, and inevetibly I get to spend a lot of time
talking them through the process of sending their own damn Corel output back
into their own damn Corel on their own machine - then it's Aha! time. Oh golly,
I haven't been moving their text around capriciously, and I haven't simply
forgotten that they stretched the text. And oh golly gee, it wasn't that evil
"toy" Macintosh computer I'm using either (this after they explain to me at
length how *wonderful* Windoze is - it has *ICONS!!!*).
Even if we get past that merry-go-round, a simple look at the EPS code that
Corel generates is enough to give the shudders. Multiple copies of each letter
on top of itself, some of which have been split in strange ways to avoid
complex shapes, a lot of mish-mash that says to me that the programmers didn't
particularly care about either 1) a structured approach or 2) quality output.
The bottom line - if you do professional work, use a professional tool. The
results will tell. In my opinion, Corel isn't. In the meantime, I try to be
patient with the customers. Good humor (and sad experience) gets them to the
point where they understand the first sentence of this paragraph.
-Brian, speaking for ekkedesign, my own business
P.O. Box 500, M/S 47-030 (503) 627-3520 fax
Beaverton, OR 97077 Standard Disclaimers Apply - Opinions Stated are Mine