CorelDRAW application window

When you launch CorelDRAW, the application window opens containing a drawing window. The rectangle in the center of the drawing window is the drawing page where you create your drawing. Although more than one drawing window can be opened, you can apply commands to the active drawing window only.

The CorelDRAW application window appears below. A description of its parts follows.

Title bar

Menu bar

Toolbox

Drawing window

Drawing page

Ruler

Document navigator

Menu bar

Toolbox

Drawing window

Drawing page

Ruler

Application Window

Property bar

Docker window/

palette

Color palette

Status bar

Navigator

Toolbar standard)

Property bar

Docker window/

palette

Color palette

Status bar

Navigator

Part

Description

Menu bar

The area containing pull-down menu

options

Property bar

A detachable bar with commands that

relate to the active tool or object. For

example, when the text tool is active, the

text property bar displays commands that

create and edit text.

Toolbar

A detachable bar that contains shortcuts to

menu and other commands

Title bar

The area displaying the title of the currently

open drawing

Rulers

Horizontal and vertical borders that are

used to determine the size and position of

objects in a drawing

Toolbox

A floating bar with tools for creating,

filling, and modifying objects in the

drawing

Drawing window

The area outside the drawing page bordered

by the scroll bars and application controls

Drawing page

The rectangular area inside the drawing

window. It is the printable area of your

work area.

Color palette

(Windows) A dockable bar that contains

color swatches.

(Mac OS) A free floating bar that contains

the current color mode

Docker window/palette

A window containing available commands

and settings relevant to a specific tool or

task

Part

Description

Status bar

An area at the bottom of the application

window that contains information about

object properties such as type, size, color,

fill, and resolution. The status bar also

shows the current mouse position.

Document navigator

The area at the bottom left of the

application window that contains controls

for moving between pages and adding pages

Navigator

A button at the bottom-right corner

(Windows) or bottom-left corner (Mac OS)

that opens a smaller display to help you

move around a drawing

Oj^ To toggle between displaying and hiding the status bar, click Window ► Toolbars ► Status bar.

To toggle between displaying and hiding the rulers, see "To hide or display the rulers" on page 198.

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