Transforming duplicates

You can transform a copy of the object to see how your original object would look after the transformation, without actually changing it. If you don't like the effects of the transformation, simply delete the copy. CorelDRAW creates the copy while you are applying the transformation. You can transform duplicates using the mouse, the Transformation Docker, or the Transform toolbar.

To transform a duplicate using the mouse

1 Begin a transformation using the mouse.

2 Click the right mouse button during the transformation, and release it before you release the left mouse button.

CorelDRAW creates a copy of the object while you are transforming it, leaving the original intact.

To transform a duplicate using the Transformation Docker

• After entering new values for the transformation you want to apply, click the Apply to Duplicate button in the Transformation Docker.

To transform a duplicate using the Transform toolbar

I Select the object with the Pick tool.

2 Click Window, Toolbars, and enable the Transform check box.

3 Click the Apply To Duplicate button on the Transform toolbar. The button is activated when it appears pressed.

4 Type new values in the Transform toolbar boxes, then press ENTER.

As long as you keep the Apply To Duplicate button activated, CorelDRAW will continue to transform duplicates.

• When using the Transform toolbar to transform a duplicate, ensure that you are not mistakenly trying to use the Free Transform tools on the Property Bar. The Free Transform tools on the Property Bar function independently of the boxes on the Property Bar and Transform toolbar (not in conjunction with them), and will not produce a duplicate — even if you have enabled the Apply To Duplicate button.

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