Does anyone know how to covert a PDF file to CorelDraw? I have tried saving the PDF as an EPS and then opening it in CorelDraw, but it only displays a grey box which states "Illustrator 7.eps". Any suggestions?
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CorelDRAW is terrible at importing PDF, which, by the way, is mostly the same thing as AI (Adobe Illustrator file). First, try importing (Ctrl+i) the PDF into a new document using the PDF filetype. If that doesn't work, try again, changing the "Files of Types" to AI - this will still show you the PDF files! If that doesn't work, you have to convert the file to open it in CorelDRAW... what a pain. The only way I have found to do that is to go to Zamzar (www.zamzar.com), upload the PDF file, then convert it to PS (PostScript). Download the .ps file from them, then import it into corelDRAW using the EPS or PS filter. Then, it should work...
Thanks for all the advice. I had several PDFs I needed to convert. I tried importing them and choosing the "PS, PRN, EPS" in the list of type of file. Some worked that way. I also ended up trying, then buying, a full version of Acrobat 8. I can open the pdf in Acrobat and export as EPS or PS file. PS works best because it allows to convert to curves when imported into CorelDraw. The other thing that I found that worked was using a program called "CoolPDFReader". When I opened the pdfs in Acrobat, sometimes the graphics were all one piece of art and could not be separated (ungrouped in Corel, after being imported). I use CoolPDFReader and save it as an EPS and then import into Corel.
Thanks for the help!