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formula409x@gmail.com Posted: Sat, Apr 10 2010 14:07

My post  Why does Corel Draw Graphics Suite X5 feel more like beta software? explains everything im having an issue with X5. In an effort to log the issues with this software, Im asking that if your an X5 User and are having file corruption, crashes, freezes and other such fun stuff happening to you killing your time and money while in Draw or Photopaint, please post it here.

In order to keep it all clean and easy for someone at Corel to follow, please only list issues for X5 and not turn it into a discussion out of topic.

Please, there is no need to try to defend Corel here as Iv used Corel since version 4 (not X4), so thats a long time using it.

 

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 Long time user since Windows 1.1 and CorelDRAW 2 (that's "two")

No issues here... but then I haven't installed X5 yet... and probably won't on my main machines until I read how SP1 has fixed critical things.

I just can't be bothered to beta test software, especially on production gear... although I'm grateful to those of you who do.

X4 seems to be working ok for me on a VISTA OS intel iMac and a native XP Media edition Gateway; but having said that it doesn't get nearly the workout in some aspects that I hear a few users give it.

If I don't see a SP for X5 soon I'll probably install it on a machine I don't use much... Mac Pro desktop with XP all up to date with SP's and all.
Then I'd be in a position to comment on its performance after trying the stuff I usually do with X3 and X4.

I am somewhat concerned that X5 appears to be trying to be all things to all users... ie: Win XP, VISTA, and 7 in both 32 bit and 64 bit versions with multi threading and all... I'm no expert or amateur in programming but that sounds bloody scary to me. Maybe it's no big deal but the little I've had to do with having programs written, it's a monstrous task at best.

Anyway, I'm not suggesting anything in particular... just musings.

Devil  the 'dd'

 

 

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Ariel replied on Sat, Apr 10 2010 18:43

Already exists a post with a list of wishes for a service pack, you don't need to create other, is better to post all on the same list

Ariel Garaza Díaz

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This is not a wish list. Its pretty obvious that it is not as the word wish was never used and is a Bug Report. Your posts Ariel are not a help.

 

Pleas list any issues in this post. Thank you.

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Ariel replied on Mon, Apr 12 2010 15:18

formula409x@gmail.com:
Your posts Ariel are not a help

Oh, sorry! that's means "if I didn't support you, better not say anything"? Don't worry, if you want I say nothing, I'll shut up, but as a Beta-tester I will continue to reporting bugs.

Ariel Garaza Díaz

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Ariel:

formula409x@gmail.com:
Your posts Ariel are not a help

Oh, sorry! that's means "if I didn't support you, better not say anything"? Don't worry, if you want I say nothing, I'll shut up, but as a Beta-tester I will continue to reporting bugs.

formula409x@gmail.com is not longer a user of this forum, Ariel. So, posting to this thread has no effect, as you may be arguing with no-one...Big Smile

 

HuMJohn aka Hugh Johnson

Im no longer a user of this forum because I wish to have issues with Corel Draw X5 resloved. I stated that His posts are not a help. (The posts to the threads I started) They state the obvious and offer no help to the situation. In this thread he talks of a wish list which this is not. I was asking for people to list bugs they may be having.

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formula409x@gmail.com:
Im no longer a user of this forum because I wish to have issues with Corel Draw X5 resloved.

This is no the right way to solve anything. Many of us in this forum we are fighting for many years to improve CorelDRAW and correct bugs and mistakes. We do it every day, not just here, but sending error reports to Corel and actively participate in finding solutions. I only said that it is better to unify the subject and not to each make our own list, but everyone is free to do what he thinks is best. But if nobody responds to your message in the way you expect, be angry and withdraw from the forum does not resolve anything.

I'm not against you, all the contrrary, I agree about the need of find errors and solutions of the program,

Ariel Garaza Díaz

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This to unify everything. If people post there bugs into a thread, it acts as a database of issues that can be sent to Corel. It also helps people to look out for an issue or another person reading can say yes! I have that same issue. This is a good way that works as Iv seen it work great before more then once for other software. Ultimately its up to Corel to step up and correct the problems quicker. I titled this thread the way I did because as another message, quality control and better testing before release is needed. The more people speak up who are users of the software and especially people like myself who have been using Corel for a very long which seems to be many who have posted.

The idea is to take all issues posted and filter out say messages like this and sending it to Corel. This way they can say, ok...X amount of people have been seeing corruption, or freezes or what ever other issue. Singular submissions to any company can look more like isolated problems or not as important at first view. A list of people having the same would be a better way to send a message.

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Hi.

Same as x4.

When starting x5 if mouse is over a button, that button gets pressed. Same when opening a blank document.

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X5 shuts down on me many times during every work session. Sometimes when I am changing fonts, sometimes when editing bitmaps, sometimes when importing bitmaps, sometimes when applying a transparency. Bang - just shuts down. I can have Corelpaint open editing a bitmap and CD closes underneath it. I can open window to import a file and CD closes as I search the thumbnails. It closes when I click the change page tab.

Doesn't seem to be any specific act or function that closes it - it just shuts down. Gone.

No warning. I lose everything since the previous save. Half the time the working file is corrupted, too, so I can't even restore it. I have to keep numerous versions on disk and use save-as with every save to keep just one alive.

The life so short, the craft so long to learn.
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Same exact issue with me.  I've used X4 (and other earlier versions) with relatively good functionality.  X5 is crashing so much and seemingly so randomly it's maddening at best.  The time wasted from lost work, and now trying to find an answer, is setting me so far behind I could scream.  I can't believe this is so difficult to address.

Issue(s): CRASHES AT LEAST ONCE DURING EACH WORK SESSION

Solution(s): The old adage "Save early. Save often." has never rang so true as it does with this release. Get used to clicking "Save" after each action (assuming you're lucky enough to open the document) - make it an autopilot response... and pray you weren't distractedly productive enough to forget!

Vista Ultimate 32-bit Service Pack 2, Intel Quad-core 2.4GHz, 4GB RAM, 500GB (277GB free) HD

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If all users have the same program, and some people have problems everyday but most people works fine everyday withouth crashes or other issues... what's the difference? since it's not the computer, I believe is the operating system, or, in other words, how you configure your operating system.

Ariel Garaza Díaz

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I can say this. Iv tested the X5 issues in Windows 7 64bit,  XP SP3 and Vista 32bit on 3 different computers ranging from AMD Athlon64 to Intel Core i7. Same issues without fail. Same crashes and corruptions. 80% of my issues have been with Photopaint so far.

 

Your Theory is broken for this reason. For many the problems may not exist or crop up all the time since they may not use the programs the same way day to day. They may not use the same tools, open a file, or do the same things that will cause Corel Draw or Photopaint to crash. In my case, I always use the programs the same way and same tools on a daily basis and so they show their faults nearly right away for me. I can crash Photopaint pretty consistently doing not much at all. The same issues show themselves across a variety of setups.

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Ariel:
If all users have the same program, and some people have problems everyday but most people works fine everyday withouth crashes or other issues... what's the difference?

It's called a bug.  CorelDraw X5 is the ONLY app that regularly, without fail crashes every session out of the dozens I use, several of them every day - for hours. I'm guessing that chasing down an OS config issue with Microsoft tech support for this isolated new CD X5 release issue would be very unproductive.

Also, for every one of us that takes the time to sign up and speak out about an issue, there are dozens, if not hundreds of other users with the same issue who just deal, and dozens, if not hundreds more who quietly search these threads looking for an answer, and wander elsewhere when they don't find it.

Corel wants me to call AND PAY their tech support to resolve this issue.  If I should do that, I will post the resolution.

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