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Created by Eli Bernard
Created on May 17, 2022

Color Click Extreme (GDG Macro)

Please check out (i'll be glad to show you) this macro from GDG - I've paid $ annually for years to have access to this MASSIVE time saving macro.
It quickly identifies colors across all pallets for solid fills, gradient fills, and outlines.

Click on the color and every element of that color is selected, allowing you to recolor with one click or nudge the elements aside.

FAST way to change colors from CMYK to Pantone (for example).
Unfortunately GDG is no longer updating the macro, and it does not function in the latest releases of Corel.

Please develop your own version.

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  • Eli Bernard
    Jul 17, 2022

    I found a passable workaround until Corel gets it together. I wish I could remember where I got this macro code, as I searched online fourms and found this one works. The macro bypasses the "save as" popup menu and just saves the file in the location it already exists in, using the 2020 format.

    Process:

    Add this macro into a Global Macros module

    Sub SaveAsX20()

    Dim Path As String

    Dim Name As String

    Name = ActiveDocument.FullFileName

    Dim SaveOptions As StructSaveAsOptions

    Set SaveOptions = CreateStructSaveAsOptions

    With SaveOptions

    .EmbedVBAProject = True

    .Filter = cdrCDR

    .IncludeCMXData = False

    .Range = cdrAllPages

    .EmbedICCProfile = False

    .Version = cdrVersion20

    End With

    ActiveDocument.SaveAs Name, SaveOptions

    End Sub

    Add a new "Save As" button to your toolbar.

    Then, either add that same button to subsequent versions of Corel OR save the 2020 workspace with the new button and then load that workspace in subsequent versions.

    You can work in newer versions of Corel and then use the save as button when you need to color manage.

    I also remapped my CTRL+S hotkey to the Save as macro.


  • George Z
    May 21, 2022

    John from GDG Macros has now updated this (and other) macros to work in Coreldraw V22, well worth the small amount of money he's asking for it. It saves me loads of time every day.

  • Guest
    May 19, 2022

    I just posted something similar. Being able adjust the color and intermix or replace the colors from Photos to blend them with Graphics to achieve more realistic and seamless results. thumbs up here!

  • Tim Murphy
    May 17, 2022

    Agree with Eli. Don't try to reinvent it, it already works!

  • Mark J
    May 17, 2022

    If I could vote for this 10,000 times I would. It's really that helpful to a designer's workflow. And I agree with Eli, contact John at GDG. He's created an amazing tool in this one.

  • George Z
    May 17, 2022

    Same for me, I've been using this macro for years and it's invaluable for my workflow, I use it many times a day.
    The last version that John made was for CDR V20.

    I'm subscribed to Corel in order to have the latest updates & versions but I cannot use V21 or V22 as I cannot work as fast without this macro.

  • Mark J
    May 17, 2022

    I've suggested this exact feature as well and I've also purchased this macro multiple times from John at GDG in years past for various versions of CorelDRAW. In fact, it was so critical to efficiency in my workflow that I held off upgrading a few times. The Color Click Extreme macro has to be one of the biggest time savers I've EVER used. I am always setting up designs for screen printing and vinyl graphics, and this not only helped me create color variations of a design at lightning speed, but it allowed me to manually convert client RGB or CMYK art to spot color super fast and easy like the OP mentioned. Plus, the way it lists all of the colors in a selection allowed me to catch where the client might have some sort of mystery color or object that might be floating around in the design that wasn't very noticeable.


    PLEASE COREL, I'M BEGGING FOR THIS ONE! It could be set up as a side option within Find & Replace for quickly finding objects within a selection or page by color. Corel Developers, please test this macro on a previous version of CorelDRAW and see for yourself! I used it last on CDR V19 and it was running great. I think that may be the last Version he made this macro for but I'm not sure.

  • Eli Bernard
    May 17, 2022

    Better yet, just pay the guy for the rights to the macro! - I'm sure a deal with him will be cheaper and faster for you AND anyone could enjoy that kind of payday for a job well done.