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I am wondering if anyone knows a reliable way to open CorelDraw files on MacOS Sierra. Apparently, CorelDraw software didn't provide MacOS support for nearly 15 years.

I have tried the free Inkscape, but it didn't work for me. The file would open, but the content was not displayed properly. I am open to other suggestions in form of software.

Perhaps there is a way to reliably convert the files to another format for which there is free alternative for MacOS that can be used to view the contents of the file.

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You can check out this free option: CDRViewer. It will allow you to open/view CorelDraw files.

For more advanced functionality, the same developers offer PrintLab Studio 3.

You can also visit the developer's direct website at: http://blue-tail.com

NOTE: I have no affiliation whatsoever with the developer or this product.

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Just thought I should add that Adobe Illustrator has always been capable of opening CorelDraw files. I mention this in case you already have access to Illustrator and didn't realise it supported this.

  • I have tried their product. It has the same fault as the Inkscape. Multi-page or multi-layer documents do not display correctly. – MadPhysicist Nov 9 '17 at 0:32
  • Have you tried Adobe Illustrator by any chance? If you can't find a product that meets your needs you may be best to download a trial version of CorelDraw to use on a PC (or within a Windows virtual machine on your Mac) and then export the files into a compatible format such as .ai, .psd, .eps, etc. Or, if you need to keep them in their original format, it may be worth setting up Windows virtual machine or a Boot Camp installation on your Mac and just using CorelDraw within that when you need to. If I hear of any other solutions I'll let you know. – Monomeeth Nov 9 '17 at 2:00
  • I will either need to get around to a windows machine or use the virtual machine method. I have these files because the original design was not made by me but i now need to make some tweaks. Is there a reason why one would use CorelDraw? Is it inherently better at something? It appears that being limited to Windows is a serious downside, especially knowing that a lot of designers prefer to work on Macs. – MadPhysicist Nov 9 '17 at 11:01

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