[Scribus] best conversion path from CorelDraw11 -> Scribus

Craig Bradney cbradney
Mon Feb 21 18:15:56 CET 2005

On Monday 21 February 2005 17:03, Tariq Rashid wrote:
> hi,
> its that ols chestnut of a question that's best answered by through
> experience.
> I'm creating my original designs (logos, page decoration, page elements) in
> CorelDraw 11 (updates will all current updates, sp1, sp2, svg filter).
> I can export from CorelDraw into various formats such as eps and svg.
> However - I have limited success in importing the results into scribus. EPS
> works fine - except the imported colours are visibly deviated from the
> Corel colours (corel->png preserves the colours). Also the imported EPS
> seems to converted to bitmap? this sounds strange but if you zoom in on the
> final scribus->pdf pdf file you'll see the pixels. some images have a low
> pixel resolution.
> other problems with eps include mangled text. exporting from corel with
> "text to curves" does help but if i move the image about the scribus page
> the reuslting characters get mangled.
> so i tried svg. disaster! invisible components. no colors. one black
> component! yuk!
> so i tried an intermediary ... inkscape... import eps to inkscape... export
> as svg... this improves the situation vut the colours are wrong again!
> Does anyone have a good "process" for moving vector images from Corel to
> Scribus with minimal damage!
> Crazy - i experenced the same issues back in the days of windows 3.1 and
> the apps that were around then .. wmf, dxf ..
> someone suggested using the inkscape "export as plain svg" - i didn't
> notice the option - is tis likely?
> by the way - congratulations on an excellent product - Scribus is a joy to
> use! and fills on the gaps that kept me using windows.... inkscape is
> coming along very well too! soon i won't need to use Corel!
> i use scribus from mandrake 10.1 official - which i guess pulls in the
> littlecms as a dependency?
> tariq
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If the EPS/SVG can be shared legally, please send us a few that have problems 
on import so we can improve the importers (or see if theres bugs in the 

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