Friday, August 15, 2014

CorelDRAW basics: Zooming in CorelDRAW (6) - More customizations

When you are editing a quite complex drawing in Corel Draw it might be helpful to have the zoom buttons always visible. For this purpose you can activate the Zoom toolbar (I've written about this topic in a previous tutorial). Anyway, if you want to keep your work area organised and "clean" you might not want to open too many panels and toolboxes.

In this case, you might consider placing one or more of the zoom buttons in various toolbars (usually in the Property Bar, so these buttons will become visible every time the Pick tool is selected).

For this tutorial I've chosen the Zoom One-Shot button (this button is not included in the default user interface).

To make the Zoom One-Shot command appear as a button in a convenient place (let's say in the Property Bar) perform the following steps:
1. Click on the Pick tool to open the Property bar. Be sure nothing is selected in the Drawing window
2. Open the Options dialog box (CTRL+J or click Tools => Options) click Workspace => Customization => Commands.
3. From the drop-down menu choose View (see the image below)
4. Select the button you want to place on the Property Bar, drag it to the desired position and release the mouse button