CorelDraw offers so many options and features to start creating graphics. While you are working,
use the menus even though most menu features are available from the Property Bar. When you open
a menu, you are exposed to everything in the menu, and discover features you have not considered.
Learn Keyboard Shortcuts
If you use menus, pay attention to the keyboard shortcuts for the features you select.
Shortcuts are listed on the right side of menu items. Learning shortcuts in this way means you
are only learning the shortcuts for the features you use most often … very efficient. Hint:
Pressing the F1 Key will bring up specific help for many features - a valuable shortcut.
There are many hidden menus within CorelDraw. Right-click on everything in the beginning to see
what menu may pop up. Many are great time savers and may assist your drawing creativity.
Choose your favourite Tool.
Set your right click mouse key to your favourite tool. At QuickSmart Signs all our systems are
right mouse set to ZOOM. This helps with fast Zoom In and Zoom Out to cross check our
vector lines. Very Handy.
Double Click Tools
A double click on the Pick Tool will select all of the objects on the current visible page.
Double click on the Shape Tool to automatically launch the Node Edit Rollup.
Double click on the Rectangle Tool to automatically create a rectangle to act as a page frame.