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    Is there any way to turn off "masks" when exporting a file as a PDF in CorelDRAW?

    Hello all. I do some sign work locally. My best customer is another sign shop. He uses only CorelDARW and sends me all files for me to print with the CDR extension. Both he and I have CorelDRAW X7. I use FlexiSIGN Pro 11 to do all of my designing and printing. I export files from CorelDRAW as PDF files, because Flexi can not open a CDR file. When I open the PDF file in Flexi, it may have a few or dozens of masks on different parts of the file. And, before I can make any adjustments to the file I have to remove the masks or all of the masks. Is there any way I can export a file as a PDF from CorelDRAW and turn off the masking?

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    Install acrobat printer and print to pdf

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    The best way to handle with masks in Corel while exporting PDF is "Convert to bitmap".
    When creating PDF avoid masks and transparencies. They are trouble...

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    Try .eps

    This workaround may be outdated, but long ago when we had CorelDraw users send us files, we routinely asked them to Export as .eps .

    We had no problem to print .eps directly, but you may also try to Distill .eps to .pdf and print that.

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    Yes, this workaround is very old, but secure (but I´d prefer print .eps)
    Since 2007 I dont work anymore with Corel (thanks God). But its nice to see that they evolved, in some way.

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    Thanks for all of the input. Exporting as a bitmap will work sometimes. For those other times, I will export as an .eps. Needless to say, I'm not a fan of CorelDRAW.

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