Choosing viewing modes

As you work, CorelDRAW lets you display a drawing in any of the following modes:

Simple wireframe — displays an outline of the drawing by hiding fills, extrusions, contours, drop shadows, and intermediate blend shapes; also displays the bitmaps in monochrome. This mode lets you quickly preview basic elements in a drawing.
Wireframe — displays a drawing in simple wireframe mode plus intermediate blend shapes
Draft — displays a drawing’s fills and bitmaps with a low resolution. This mode eliminates some detail to allow you to focus on the color balances in a drawing.
Normal — displays a drawing without PostScript fills or high-resolution bitmaps. This mode refreshes and opens slightly faster than the Enhanced mode.
Enhanced — displays a drawing with PostScript fills, high-resolution bitmaps, and anti-aliased vector graphics.
Enhanced with overprints — simulates the color of areas where overlapping objects were set to overprint and displays PostScript fills, high-resolution bitmaps, and anti-aliased vector graphics. For information about overprinting objects, see “To overprint selected objects.”

The viewing mode you choose affects the amount of time it takes for a drawing to open or be displayed on the monitor. For example, a drawing displayed in Simple wireframe view takes less time to refresh or open than does a drawing displayed in Enhanced view.

CorelDRAW start view modes Choosing viewing modes

Simple wireframe viewing mode (left); Enhanced viewing mode (center), and Enhanced with overprints viewing mode (right). The fill for the gray diamond shape and the cup’s shadow are set to overprint.

To choose a viewing mode

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Click View, and click one of the following modes:
Simple wireframe
Enhanced with overprints

CorelDRAW note Choosing viewing modes

If you are overprinting, it is important to preview the objects in the Enhanced with overprints mode before printing. The type of objects you are overprinting and the type of colors you are mixing determine how overprinted colors are combined. For more information about overprinting, see “Working with color trapping and overprinting.”

CorelDRAW tip Choosing viewing modes

You can quickly switch between the selected viewing mode to the previous viewing mode by pressing Shift + F9.

Choosing viewing modes