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Old 09-01-2006, 08:25 AM   #1
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Default Simple vector drawing program

Once upon a time I was required to create a database and had the wisdom to select a program that used DBF files. A dozen years later, we can still read the data. Perhaps such decisions were not available when I started drawing, but most of the work ended up in Corel Draw 4 CDRs. Now our parent is changing its name (yet again) and I need to redo logos, tee shirts, and such. Believe it or not, Draw 4 still works in XP, but it refuses to export BMPs, and we need BMPs for letterheads and such. The current fix is to run Windows 98SE under Virtual PC and export the raster images there. Technically the version 4 CDR can be opened in Draw 7, saved, and then opened in 11, but the results are too nasty to use.

So it's time to stop creating in Draw 4 and move on - but where? Is there any way to rescue the old drawings? They can be exported to EPS or AI, but I no longer have a PS printer to know how they look. And is there current software to create simple vector graphics without drowning in blends and layers and gammadoodles.
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