Dual monitor question

CanuckSigns

Active Member
Is it possible to open 2 different files on a dual monitor setup? I need to copy/paste a bunch of info from one .CDR file to a new document I'm creating, I can't figure out how to open the existing file on one monitor, and the new file on my second monitor, is it possible?

Using Corel draw 2018
 

netsol

Member
it's not a dual monitor question
can corel 2018 open 2 files at once? ( haven't used corel in 20 years)
if you can open 2 files at once in corel, you could resize and have 2 screens side by side
on one monitor

i assume this doesn't work, so,, can you open the first file, copy to clipboard, close the file.
open the second file, paste

repeat
 

FireSprint.com

Trade Only Screen & Digital Sign Printing
Are your monitors connected to two different computers? Otherwise it shouldn't be any different than copy and pasting between two windows on the same monitor.
 

unclebun

Active Member
You don't need to open two Corel Draw windows to copy and paste from one file to another. Just open both files in the same window. They come up on tabs, and you switch between them using the tabs. You did know Corel Draw has tabs, didn't you? They've been there for many years.

If you have dual monitors you can open two instances of Corel Draw. But why bother when you can copy paste in the same window?
 

JBurton

Signtologist
I'm a fan of keyboard shortcuts.
Click on object
ctrl + C
ctrl + tab
ctrl + V
ctrl + tab (to return to original document)
repeat
 

Fred Weiss

Merchant Member
It's not a problem. You can launch Corel twice and drag one to your second monitor and open the same or different files on each instance.
 

CanuckSigns

Active Member
I'm aware of how tabs work, but I'm trying to avoid having to jump between tabs a few hundred times.

Ideally I would have document 1 open on monitor 1, and document 2 on monitor 2 and be able to select an object in document 1, copy, then paste it into document 2 without having to minimise anything or switch tabs. Possible?
 
I'm aware of how tabs work, but I'm trying to avoid having to jump between tabs a few hundred times.

Ideally I would have document 1 open on monitor 1, and document 2 on monitor 2 and be able to select an object in document 1, copy, then paste it into document 2 without having to minimise anything or switch tabs. Possible?
Would it be faster to import a bunch of files at one time? Guess it depends on the type of files you are trying to copy from. I'm not Corel savvy. Adobe lets you import a bunch of files and just place them all around your open document.
 

2B

Member
why copy and paste?

IMO too much extra work
open the source file, make the edits as needed and SAVE AS for the new filename
 

Dunca

New Member
Is it possible to open 2 different files on a dual monitor setup? I need to copy/paste a bunch of info from one .CDR file to a new document I'm creating, I can't figure out how to open the existing file on one monitor, and the new file on my second monitor, is it possible?

Using Corel draw 2018
 

iPrintStuff

Prints stuff
Isn’t it just as simple as, say, illustrator?

say I had two files open, I can switch between them from the file names up top (what you’ll be doing now). But if you drag and drop that file name instead of clicking it, it’ll open it In a new window. Then just drag that window to the other screen then maximise.
 

KMC

Graphic Artist
like this?
upload_2020-4-9_8-27-10.png
 

unclebun

Active Member
I'm aware of how tabs work, but I'm trying to avoid having to jump between tabs a few hundred times.

Ideally I would have document 1 open on monitor 1, and document 2 on monitor 2 and be able to select an object in document 1, copy, then paste it into document 2 without having to minimise anything or switch tabs. Possible?

Yes, you can do that. Not only that, you can drag and drop the item across the windows too.
 

JimmyG

Premium Subscriber
Yes you can, its easier for me...open 1 instance, move it to the 2nd monitor, then double click desktop icon to open 2nd instance for first monitor. I also use drag and drop and do it to take parts from old x7 files.
 

JBurton

Signtologist
Fun fact, corel x6 on windows 7 will allow for dragging and dropping from the downloads window/bar in chrome directly into corel documents.
Windows 10 and Corel 2019 do not allow for this.
Can anyone say if new corel does it?
 

McDonald Signs

McDonald Signs & Graphics
I have dual monitors and use CoreDraw. You can open Corel Draw one time of right side monitor then open up CoreDraw again on the left side monitor and Copy and paste back and forth
 

Roto

New Member
I'm aware of how tabs work, but I'm trying to avoid having to jump between tabs a few hundred times.

Ideally I would have document 1 open on monitor 1, and document 2 on monitor 2 and be able to select an object in document 1, copy, then paste it into document 2 without having to minimise anything or switch tabs. Possible?

You Rip the Tabs away from the main toolbar and drag it to the other monitor.
 

JimmyG

Premium Subscriber
That rip method works but you don't have any tools to work with on the tab that is ripped to another monitor. For that reason I prefer to open to 2 instances for 2 tabs.
 

Bobby H

Member
Bumping the thread to add a couple comments (since I didn't a couple months earlier when this thread first got going).

In regards to launching multiple instances of CorelDRAW to drag elements from one document to another, that is definitely not necessary with later versions of CorelDRAW. A single instance of CorelDRAW can be opened on one monitor. Multiple documents can be dragged outside of the program window onto a second monitor (or additional monitors). It's usually easier to go to the Window menu and choose "Cascade" before dragging any open documents to other monitors (it's glitchy with a tabbed view setup). Tool bars and palettes (such as Object Manager) can be dragged outside of the CorelDRAW program window onto other monitors as well.

Older versions of CorelDRAW would not allow any open document windows or user interface elements to be dragged outside of the main program window. I can't remember which version changed that behavior. It was an overdue update; most of Adobe's applications would allow all sorts of stuff to be dragged outside the program window and onto other monitors many years prior to that.
 
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