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Need to change border and background at once...

Need to change border and background at once...

Need to change border and background at once...


I have many different drawings mixed from lines, Text and other objects where some are black and some are not pure black (r25,g25,b25).
Now I need to change the visible parts to black on a white or transparent background. If I select all items and change the border, it adds a border to the text objects also. If I change the background it changes transparent backgrounds to black.
Is there a way to change only the parameters which are already colored ?
>if borderRGB>0 then borderRGB=0,0,0
>if backgroundRGB>0 then backgroundRGB=0,0,0

Sorry for my school English :-\


RE: Need to change border and background at once...

hi arieus,

I don't which version of Corel you are using but you should include this info in future posts.

NOTE: the following steps should work for version down to 11. It's been a while since I've worked with lower versions.

1) go to "edit" at the top of the page on the menu bar
2) go to "select all"
3) click on text
4) group the text that was selected
5) repeat steps 1 & 2 now this time click on "objects"
NOTE:if you don't want certain objects to be grouped together then deselect them by holding down the shift key while you click on each object
6) group the objects that are still selected
NOTE: after having grouped the objects that you want grouped together you should be able to chnge the border or fill of any group withot effecting your text or other groups of objects

If your going to have alot of different info that will be close to each other and that you will be changing, to see what it may look like. You should learn how to use layers. This will allow you to edit only those things you have on each individual layer.

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RE: Need to change border and background at once...

Unless you have some objects with WHITE outlines (as distinct from no outlines at all) and assuming you haven't used "Registration Colour" as part of your design) you should be able to do it like this:

1) Edit : Find and Replace : Replace Objects

2) Replace a colour model or palette
   Find any colour model or palette
   Replace with the colour model: Registration Colour
   Replace colours used as outlines
   Replace All, OK, Close

3) Repeat 1

4) Replace a colour model or palette
   Find a colour model: Registration Colour
   Replace with the colour model: CMYK
   Replace colours used as outlines
   Replace All, OK, Close

This will leave all outlines set CMYK:100,100,100,100 which is probably not good if you are litho printing (too much ink density) so you probably want to go in to the wizard again, this time selecting "Replace a colour", choosing CMYK:100,100,100,100 as the old colour and something like 50:0:0:100 as the new colour.

This still leaves us with the problem that if you had any WHITE outlines (as opposed to NONE) they will also become black. But you can probably solve that too. BEFORE you do any of the above.

a) Create a new layer
b) Edit : Find and Replace : Find
c) Construct a find that picks objects with WHITE outlines
d) Move all selected objects to the new layer and set that layer NON-EDITABLE.

Now perform steps 1-4 and it will skip the objects with white backgrounds.

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