View Full Version : Using fractions when sizing work area in corel 12

Tom Cullen
09-23-2007, 1:50 PM
Hope this question is not too dumb, but how would you go about entering fractions into corel 12 when sizing a work area? for example, I want a work area of 12" 1/8 X 9" 3/16. Would I need to first convert the fractions to decimal? or should it just be done in Millimeters. I was just wondering if it could be done as a fraction at all.


bruce cain
09-23-2007, 2:20 PM
I don't know about Ver. 12, but with ver. 9 I either convert to decimal or I can type in a fraction, such as 6 5/8 to get 6.625


Mike Hood
09-23-2007, 4:26 PM
One of the cooler things that Corel does (even through ver 13) is you can mix and match units of measure. If you want 2 5/8", then type that. If you want centimeters, then type cm after the number.

Very cool when working with systems of measurement outside your normal system. I work with quite a few folks overseas who talk in terms of millimeters in one breath, and inches in the next. :)

One of my favorite aspects of Corel. :)

Todd Schwartz
09-23-2007, 4:58 PM
Cool, I use this feature in my cad program, but never tried it in Corel, just tried it and it works great! Guess I can throw away my faction to decimal cheat sheet !


Tom Cullen
09-23-2007, 6:00 PM
Guess that does work !

Thanks all

Larry Bratton
09-23-2007, 7:22 PM
Another thing you can do in X3 (and prior versions I suppose) is that you can add an operator and it will recalculate. For example if you have a page width of say..36" and you want it to be 36-5/8", just type +5/8 in the size window and it does the rest.

Bill Cunningham
09-23-2007, 7:34 PM
Yup.. That works in corel as far back as ver 8 or maybe even further

Craig Hogarth
09-23-2007, 8:01 PM
I just tried resizing to 6 5/8 in the transformation docker and it won't let me. Am I doing it wrong or do I have to do it elsewhere?

Mike Hood
09-23-2007, 8:09 PM
Yeah... I came across it by accident.

I was doing some work for a guy and he asked "Too bad you can't just type that in..."

And low and behold... you can :)