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Corel Draw: Open Type fonts bundles since which version?

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In the Font Starter Packs thread I read that Corel Draw comes bundled with a collection of quality fonts. It is written as well that "Newer versions are in Open Type TTF", but I could not find any information neither on the net nor in this forum which version this starts with.

So my question would simply be: Which is the oldest version of Corel Draw that I could buy for the good fonts alone? And just for clarification: How big is the quality difference between the older TTFs and the newer OpenType TTFs? And when and how would I notice it?

CorelDraw discovers OpenType.

http://www.corel.com/static/product_content/cdgs/x6/openType.html?region...

quoting their newsletter: Create beautiful text! A reengineered text engine lets you take advantage of advanced OpenType typography features, letting you choose alternative appearances for individual characters, or glyphs, to suit your stylistic preference, provided the font supports advanced OpenType.

Learning Adobe Illustrator for CorelDRAW users

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Hi everyone,

I was wondering if there are any resources available for CorelDraw users trying to learn Adobe Illustrator. Google has proven fruitless, as it just returns a list of debates about the merits of both pieces of software. I don't care which one is better - I use Draw and want to learn Illustrator too in case I need to use it in the future.

Ideally, I'd like to find a chart along the lines of "INSTEAD OF THIS -> DO THIS". Quick and simple.

- Lex