Preparing files and objects for Web publishing

You can prepare your files and objects for the Web by setting preferences and verifying the objects before you export them.

The CorelDRAW application provides options for publishing your document to the Web. You can determine layout options, set link colors, and select HTML text preferences. Among the text export options, you can export Web-compatible text as plain text so that users can copy and reuse the text, or you can export all text as images so that the text will always be displayed as you designed it.

You can export your graphics to preset JPEG, GIF, or PNG formats. You can also publish your document as a single image, from which the application creates an image map. An image map is a hypergraphic whose hotspots link to different URLs — including pages, locations, and images — when you view the HTML document with a browser. Note that large image maps might cause slow downloads for those with a slow Internet connection.

You can check the download times of your Web page objects through a browser preview.


To change text export preferences

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Click Tools CorelDRAW onestep Preparing files and objects for Web publishing Options.
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In the list of categories, double-click Document, Publish to Web, and click Text.
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Enable one of the following options:
Export HTML compatible text as text — exports the Web-compatible text as text
Export all text as images — exports the text as images and ensures compatibility for all browsers

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Exporting all text as images can increase download times because of the larger file sizes.

To change link export preferences

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Click Tools CorelDRAW onestep Preparing files and objects for Web publishing Options.
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In the list of categories, double-click Document, Publish to the Web, and click Links.
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Enable the Underline check box.
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Enable the following check boxes, and select a color for each:
Normal link
Active link
Visited link

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The link colors set in the Options dialog box are exported with the file, eliminating any conflict between link color and your document’s page background color.

To change image export preferences

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Click Tools CorelDRAW onestep Preparing files and objects for Web publishing Options.
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In the list of categories, double-click Document, Publish to the Web, and click Image.
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In the Export image using area, enable one of the following image format options:
JPEG
GIF
PNG
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Set any bitmap options.

You can also
Apply anti-aliasing
Enable the Anti-alias check box.
Create a Client-side image map
Enable the Client check box.
Create a Server-side image map
Enable the Server check box, and choose a format.


To change HTML layout export preferences

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Click Tools CorelDRAW onestep Preparing files and objects for Web publishing Options.
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In the list of categories, double-click Document, and click Publish to the Web.
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Type values in the following boxes:
Position tolerance — lets you specify the number of pixels text can be automatically nudged to avoid introducing rows or columns that are only a few pixels in size
Image white space — lets you specify the number of pixels that can occur in an empty cell before it’s merged with an adjacent cell. This lets you avoid splitting a single graphic that spans adjacent cells. Cells or tables are used to position Internet objects in your Web document when you choose the HTML Tables layout method
Position white space — lets you specify the amount of white space allowed in an image

To preview a Web page

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Click File CorelDRAW onestep Preparing files and objects for Web publishing Publish to the Web CorelDRAW onestep Preparing files and objects for Web publishing HTML.
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Click the General tab.
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Click Browser preview.

To set Web preflight options

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Click File CorelDRAW onestep Preparing files and objects for Web publishing Publish to the Web CorelDRAW onestep Preparing files and objects for Web publishing HTML.
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Click the Issues tab.
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Click Settings.
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In the Issues to check for list, expand the Publishing to Web tree.
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Deselect the issues you do not want to check.

Preparing files and objects for Web publishing