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    Default Corel draw, get data from excel into a text field

    Hi there,

    Can anyone tell me if it is possible to get data from excel and place it in a textfield?
    I mean that I have to make some business cards and I want corel to automatically take data from an excel sheet and enter it in the proper position in text fields.

    Thank you!
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    Default Re: Corel draw, get data from excel into a text field

    Try this.

    1) Select the field(s) in the Excel spreadsheet.

    2) In Corel, select "Edit" > "Paste Special"

    3) Select "Picture (Enhanced Metafile)"

    This will paste in a grouped object which you may then ungroup and manipulate at will.

    Simply copying and pasting the cells from Excel to Corel will only produce a non-editable object in Corel. When this object is doubled clicked it invokes Excel allowing changes to the data. Once saved, the changes are updated to your object in Corel.

    I hope this works. Good luck!
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    Default Re: Corel draw, get data from excel into a text field

    Thank you, for your reply, but it doesn't work.
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    Default Re: Corel draw, get data from excel into a text field

    Quote Originally Posted by A_AZAZEL_A View Post
    Thank you, for your reply, but it doesn't work.
    Sorry to hear that.

    I tried it here (Corel 12) before responding to you and it worked OK. Maybe I'm not accurately interpreting what you're wanting to accomplish.
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    Default Re: Corel draw, get data from excel into a text field

    Hello A_AZAZEL_A,

    Welcome to Talkgraphics.

    I believe what you want to accomplish is called Merging Files.

    Check the Help for your version of CorelDraw.

    The following is a quote from the help file for CorelDraw X4:
    Merging files

    CorelDRAW lets you combine text from a data source with a drawing. When you merge documents, you produce several different copies of a drawing. Each copy contains specific information from a record in a data source, such as a text file or an ODBC data source (a Microsoft Excel or Microsoft Access file).
    When you merge documents, you combine a form document and a data source. A form document provides the pattern and layout for a merged document. A data source supplies information for a drawing during the merge. CorelDRAW supports the following data source files: Text (TXT) files, comma-separated values (CSV) files, Rich Text Format (RTF) files, and files that can be opened by means of an ODBC data source.
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    Default Re: Corel draw, get data from excel into a text field

    Thank you very much!!!
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    Default Re: Corel draw, get data from excel into a text field

    I need to make a multi-language document-generating system. The text content (but not the graphics) changes regularly so updating in all languages is a problem.
    I would like to store the text content in a MySQL database then have COREL automatically generate a PDF for each language after updates. Can Corel MailMerge do this? Can I use VBA or a command-line instruction to do this, so that the document generation is automated?

    Many thanks in advance.
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    Default Re: Corel draw, get data from excel into a text field

    i would use libreoffice , to be honest

    http://www.libreoffice.org/
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    Default Re: Corel draw, get data from excel into a text field

    Quote Originally Posted by A_AZAZEL_A View Post
    Hi there,

    Can anyone tell me if it is possible to get data from excel and place it in a textfield?
    I mean that I have to make some business cards and I want corel to automatically take data from an excel sheet and enter it in the proper position in text fields.

    Thank you!
    I know this is an older post but I am having a problem with this. I can use data merge in CD X7 just fine but I want to also bring in a specific image for each file being created. I am creating "Player Stat Overlays" from a CSV file. I have images of each player so I can put the path to the image in the CSV file. Is there a way to populate that image into each new file being created during the data merge? I will have to create these before each game so it would be impossible for me to paste a players image into the overlay one by one, game after game. Thanks for any help!!
    IP

 

 

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