How to Get Apps, Plug-ins and Extensions for CorelDRAW X8

How to Get Apps, Plug-ins and Extensions for CorelDRAW X8

By Roger Wambolt

Did you know that you can expand your collection of creative tools by downloading apps, plug-ins and extensions directly from within CorelDRAW X8 and Corel PHOTO-PAINT X8? Some of these are available as a free download and some require payment. This short tutorial will show you how you can access these apps, how to download, how to purchase if payment is required, how to view the product info and technical information, how to remove and reinstall.

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Comments (14)

  • kemi Reply

    is calendar wizard free on corel draw x8?

    October 28, 2018 at 4:55 pm
    • Adam Reply

      Hello Kemi,

      Yes, the Calendar Wizard is a feature you can access from your CorelDRAW account. Just make sure you are signed into your CorelDRAW account using the button in the top right of CorelDRAW, and you can get the Calendar Wizard from the Get More menu.

      Discovery Center Team

      October 29, 2018 at 10:00 pm
      • ADAM FUSEINI Reply

        i tried that and its not working

        December 5, 2018 at 1:22 am
        • Adam Reply

          Hello Adam,

          What version of CorelDRAW are you using? In more recent editions, we started including the Calendar Wizard (and some of our other classic macros) pre-loaded into CorelDRAW. You can find them under Tools > Macros > Run Macro, and selecting the macro you are looking for from the dropdown list.

          Hope this helps,
          Discovery Center Team

          December 5, 2018 at 7:31 pm
          • Jose Antonio Sanchez

            Hi, I have the Edu/Academic version of CorelDraw Suite 207 (64bit) and I just created an account. I still do not see the Extensions area to get the macro for the Calendar Wizard. I was able to get it on another PC with the full version (Not academic) and that one did show the Extensions section on the Get more Docker. The Docker of the EDU/Academic version of CorelDraw is not showing the Apps or Extensions, or the “Tools” button mentioned in a forum post on the Corel forums…
            The “Get More” docker on my CorelDraw 2017 suite shows: Libraries, Favorite Folders, and Folders.
            Any ideas?

            February 5, 2019 at 5:34 pm
          • Adam

            Hello Jose,

            Macros and Extensions are some of the features designated as professional in nature in CorelDRAW, meaning they are not present in the Home & Student suite. You can find details on the differences between the available features in commercial and non-commercial licenses of CorelDRAW in this comparison matrix.

            Hope this helps!
            Discovery Center Team

            February 7, 2019 at 5:37 pm
  • F. Patterson Reply

    The company I work for just upgraded to Corel X8 and now we are attempting to install the plugin for our Graphtec cutter, which is CutMaster 4. Can someone please tell me how I go about adding the CutMaster plugin to my Corel. Thanks

    August 16, 2018 at 12:25 pm
    • Adam Reply


      Of course! By default, the Plugin forlder for CorelDRAW X8 can be found under C:\Program Files\Corel\Plugins. If you cannot find it, or have all your plugins already organized in a different folder, you can view and change which current folders CorelDRAW checks for plugins by opening up CorelDRAW, and navigating to Tools > Options > Workspace > Plug-Ins.

      Hope this helps!
      Discovery Center Team

      August 19, 2018 at 10:27 pm
  • debbie wagstaff Reply

    I have coreldraw x8 and would like the plugin to be able to make in there and send to my laser cutter how can i do this please

    April 14, 2018 at 3:28 pm
    • Adam Reply

      Hello Debbie,

      What is the make and model of your laser cutter? Print drivers and plugins, if available, are made by the manufacturer. If a plugin is not available, you can use the Export function to save your project in a format that the cutter can read, such as DXF or AI, and then import it into your cutter software for production.

      Discovery Center Team

      April 15, 2018 at 12:00 am
  • vincvega Reply

    I have Corel Draw x7 (home & student). I am looking to get the Extension “File Converter” is that possible?

    March 17, 2018 at 1:31 am
    • Adam Reply

      Hello vincvega,

      The file converter macro is a part of the commercial tool suite in CorelDRAW, and is not present in the Home & Student edition of CorelDRAW X7.

      Discovery Center Team

      March 19, 2018 at 12:12 am
  • Lorrie Belrose Reply

    I have corel 2017 I have downloaded the calendar wizard when I go to open it the program shuts down everytime. what am I doing Wrong

    January 25, 2018 at 11:52 am
    • Adam Reply

      Hello Lorrie,

      Thank you for getting in touch! We have contacted the technical support team about this issue, and an agent will be contacting you directly to help with this.

      Discovery Center Team

      February 3, 2018 at 5:31 pm

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