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I have a Corel Draw .cdr file which has a full design of a web page. Is there any way to convert that design into HTML template?

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You can load the .CDR into CorelDraw and export it to HTML.

Since .CDR is a proprietary file format, CorelDraw is the best at opening them without 'weirdness'.

But if you don't have CorelDraw then (according to Wikipedia) the CDR file format import is partially or fully supported in following applications:

  • Adobe Illustrator - CorelDraw 5,6,7,8,9,10
  • Corel PaintShop Photo Pro
  • Corel WordPerfect Office
  • Inkscape with UniConvertor installed; partial support
  • Macromedia Freehand - CorelDraw 7, 8
  • Microsoft Visio 2002 - CorelDRAW! Drawing File versions 3.0, 4.0, 5.0, 6.0 and 7.0 (.cdr), Corel Clipart (.cmx)
  • sK1 - partial support
  • Xara Designer Pro and Xara Photo & Graphic Designer - early versions of CorelDRAW CDR and CMX
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You need to code the HTML and CSS by hand to get a good result. Even if CorelDraw allows you to save your template to HTML it will never result in good and usable code.

You will need get help of a UI developer or a web designer who can help you with converting the Corel draw file in to an XHTML and CSS file.

Anyone with expertise in PSD slicing in to XHTML and with a knowledge of Corel Draw can help you.

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In CorelDraw X7 you will go to File > Export For > HTML

Otherwise HTML is not an option in the regular export menu.

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