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    • Merging graphics and text Welcome to CorelDRAW®, a comprehensive vector-based drawing and graphic-design program for the graphics professional. In this tutorial, you will perform a print merge, which lets you apply personalized text to the same design. This is a great time-saver when creating invitations, labels or, as in this tutorial, business cards. You will first set up a document as a business card. Then, you’ll enter the information that will appear in a series of business cards in the Print Merge wizard. Then, you will merge that information with the business card drawing, format the text, and print several business cards on the same sheet. This is what the final business card will look like: What you will learn In this tutorial, you will learn how • to set up a document as a business card • to import a logo graphic • to add and format text • to perform a print merge • to print several cards to one sheet • to save the document Page 1 of 7 CorelDRAW tutorial
    • Setting up the business card By default, new documents are 8.5 inches by 11 inches. You will choose the business card layout and a new paper color. You will also set up guidelines, so that you can easily align text and graphics. To choose a business card layout 1 Click File New. 2 In the Create a New Document dialog box, choose Business card from the Size list box. 3 Click OK. To choose a page color 1 Click Layout Page background. 2 Enable the Solid option 3 Choose 10% Black. , and open the color picker. When you position the cursor over a color swatch, the name of the color swatch appears. 4 Enable the Print and export background check box. 5 Click OK. To save the business card 1 Click File Save as. 2 In the Save drawing dialog box, choose a folder in which to save the business card, and type Our business cards in the File name box. 3 Click OK. To set up the guidelines 1 Click View 2 In the list of categories, click Vertical. 3 Type .2 in the box, ensure that inches is selected, and click Add. 4 Type 3.3 in the box, ensure that inches is selected, and click Add. 5 In the list of categories, click Horizontal. Page 2 of 7 Setup Guidelines setup. CorelDRAW tutorial
    • 6 Type .2 in the box, ensure that inches is selected, and click Add. 7 Type 1.8 in the box, ensure that inches is selected, and click Add. 8 Enable the Snap to guidelines check box. 9 Click OK. This is what the drawing should look like: Importing a logo graphic You will add a logo to the business card by importing a graphic. You can import a variety of file formats into a CorelDRAW drawing, including vector and bitmap images. You will resize the graphic when you import it. To import a logo graphic 1 Click File Import. 2 Choose the folder Program filesCorelCorelDRAW Graphics Suite X5Tutorial files. 3 Choose the filename business_card_logo.cdr. 4 Click Import. 5 Drag in the drawing to size the image, aligning the logo to the top-right of the business card where the vertical and horizontal guidelines intersect. The edges of the logo will snap to the guidelines. This is what the drawing should look like: Page 3 of 7 CorelDRAW tutorial
    • Adding the company name There are two types of text you can add to drawings — artistic text and paragraph text. You can use artistic text when you are working with short lines of text, such as titles. You can apply a variety of graphic effects to artistic text to make it stand out. You will use artistic text to add the company name. Then, you’ll resize and stretch the artistic text. You will add paragraph text later in the tutorial. To add artistic text 1 In the toolbox, click the Text tool 2 On the property bar, choose Bodini Bd BT from the Font list list box, and 12 from the Font size list box. 3 Type Screamin’ Eagle Flight Club anywhere in the drawing. 4 In the toolbox, click the Pick tool 5 Drag any of the corner selection handles to resize the artistic text so that it fits between the left edge of the logo graphic and the left vertical guideline. 6 Drag the artistic text so that it snaps to the left vertical and top horizontal guidelines. 7 Drag the bottom-middle handle to stretch the artistic text down. , and click on the drawing page. , and click the artistic text. This is what the drawing should look like: Performing the print merge You will create the records for the merge in the Print Merge wizard. A record is all the information that will appear on a business card — for example, name, address, and other contact information. Each piece of information within a record is a field. You will create a paragraph text frame that will display the contact information on the business card. Then you’ll merge the information you entered in the Print Merge wizard with the business card. Before you print the business cards, you will perform a spelling check to ensure that you didn’t incorrectly type information in the drawing or the text file. Page 4 of 7 CorelDRAW tutorial
    • To create the text file 1 Click File Print merge Create/Load merge fields. 2 In the Print merge wizard, enable the Create new text option, and click Next. 3 On the Add fields page, type the following field names in the Text field box, and click the Add button after you type each field name: • First Name • Last Name • Address • City • State/Province • Zip/Postal Code • Country • Phone • Extension • e-mail 4 Click Next. 5 On the Add or edit records page, enter the data in each field. 6 Click the New button to create a new record. Each record will create a separate business card when you perform the print merge. 7 When you have created all the records, click Next. 8 Enable the Save data settings as check box. 9 Click the Open button , and choose a folder in which to save the text file. 10 Type a name for the text file in the Filename box, and click Save. 11 Click Finish. The Print merge toolbar appears. Page 5 of 7 CorelDRAW tutorial
    • To create a paragraph text frame 1 In the toolbox, click the Text tool, and drag diagonally in the drawing from the bottom-left of the business card, where the guidelines intersect, to the edge of the logo graphic. 2 On the property bar, choose Arial from the Font list list box, and choose 9 pt from the Font size list box. To add the merge fields 1 On the Print merge toolbar, choose First Name from the Field list box, and click Insert. The First Name field is placed where the cursor is positioned in the paragraph text frame and uses the font and font size you set on the property bar. 2 Add a space after the First Name field, and insert the Last Name field. 3 Press Enter. 4 Insert the Address field, and press Enter. 5 Insert the City field, add a comma and a space, insert the State/Province field, and press Enter. 6 Insert the Zip/Postal Code field, and press Enter. 7 Insert the Country field, and press Enter. 8 Type Phone:, add a space, and insert the Phone field. 9 Add a space after the Phone field, type Ext., insert the Extension field, and press Enter. 10 Type e-mail:, add a space, and insert the e-mail field. If any of the text you typed is not visible, you can drag the arrow at the bottom of the paragraph frame to resize the frame. This is what the drawing will should look like: To perform the print merge • On the Print merge toolbar, click Merge to new document. Page 6 of 7 CorelDRAW tutorial
    • A new file is created with a page for each record you created. The original file stays open, which you can save and reuse. To check spelling in the business cards • Click Text Writing tools Spell check. Printing the business cards You can use imposition layouts to print more than one page of a document on each sheet of paper. You will use an imposition layout that will print as many as nine business cards on one sheet of paper. Then, you can save the original drawing so that you can reuse it. You can save the original drawing as a template if you need to modify any information or create new cards. To print several business cards on one sheet of paper 1 Click File Print. 2 Click the Layout tab. 3 Choose 3 x 3 (9-up) from the Imposition layout list box. 4 Click Print. To save the original drawing for reuse 1 Click Window 2 Click File Our business cards.cdr. Save. From here . . . You can explore CorelDRAW on your own, or you can learn more by completing other CorelTUTOR™ tutorials. For more information about the topics and tools discussed in this tutorial, refer to the Help. To access CorelDRAW Help, click Help Help topics. Copyright © 2010 Corel Corporation. All rights reserved. All trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Page 7 of 7 CorelDRAW tutorial