Application window

When you launch CorelDRAW, the application window opens containing a drawing window. 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.

CorelDRAW loc wkspc app windowdraw2 Application window

Circled numbers correspond to the numbers in the following table, which describes the main components of the application window.

1. Toolbox
A floating bar with tools for creating, filling, and modifying objects in the drawing
2. Title bar
The area displaying the title of the currently open drawing
3. Menu bar
The area containing pull-down menu options
4. Toolbar
A detachable bar that contains shortcuts to menu and other commands
5. Drawing window
The area outside the drawing page bordered by the scroll bars and application controls
6. 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.
7. Docker
A window containing available commands and settings relevant to a specific tool or task
8. Rulers
Horizontal and vertical borders that are used to determine the size and position of objects in a drawing
9. Document navigator
The area at the bottom left of the application window that contains controls for moving between pages and adding pages
10. Drawing page
The rectangular area inside the drawing window. It is the printable area of your work area.
11. 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.
12. Navigator
A button at the lower-right corner that opens a smaller display to help you move around a drawing
13. Color palette
A dockable bar that contains color swatches

CorelDRAW note Application window

To toggle between displaying and hiding the status bar, click Window CorelDRAW onestep Application window Toolbars CorelDRAW onestep Application window Status bar.
To toggle between displaying and hiding the rulers, see “To hide or display the rulers.”

Application window