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Exported image from coreldraw has unwanted border

Using Coreldraw 11 to export a rectangle to either a gif or jpg graphic.  Fill is blue, border is set to none (same problem when border is also set to hairline).  

Every time I export there is a 1-2 pixel light border added to the graphic that I don't want because in a web browser, it prevents me from butting two images up next to each other with no seperation between.  I just want every pixel in the image to be the fill color.  I've tried smoothing and dithering settings in the export dialog and can't seem to find the secret to telling coreldraw to NOT add that light border to the graphic.  
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Lobo042399Commented:
Hi Alan,

In the Convert to Bitmap dialog box make sure that Antialiasing is unchecked. Also, in the Export dialog box you get after OK on Convert to Bitmap, make sure that the Smoothing slider is set to 0.

Good Vibes!

Lobo
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alanvranianAuthor Commented:
Lobo, thanks.  I did set the smoother to 0 and I tried the antialiasing but when I did that then the text that was within the rectangle became rough and notched...  you can see the result at: http://www.dclubtech.com/test.gif 

With antialiasing off, the rectangle no longer has the border, but the text sucks...

The images I ultimately used on the web site I got by taking what coreldraw produced with smoothing at 0 and antialiasing on, and then cropping the outer two pixels off it to get rid of the edge.  But I'd rather be able to make a quality images all from within coreldraw... if possible.

Any more insights will be really appreciated!
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Lobo042399Commented:
Hi Alan,

The way you did it is what I would do as well. The issue is that there's no way to tell Draw which areas to antialias and which not. The only other way to do i would be to Export the image (with antialiasing and smoothing off) at at least twice the size that it'll show in the page, and use the width= and height= attributes in the HTML to reduce its size and disguise the jagged edges. The drawback with that apporach is that you'll end up with a file that is larger than it should.

Good Vibes!

Lobo
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alanvranianAuthor Commented:
Hard to believe coreldraw can't do better...  Fireworks doesn't have the problem but my logo is done in corel and I dont care to spend the time doing it over again...  Thanks for the insights, Lobo
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Lobo042399Commented:
I do shape and text for logos in CorelDraw as well, but I always tune up the files in Photoshop. The way I do it is Export to PSD at a larger size from Corel, tune up in Photoshop and Save As JPG at any size required. That way I always have a high-res PSD source file to work from.

Good Vibes!

Lobo
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alanvranianAuthor Commented:
Thanks Lobo, I'll give you the points since it confirms what I figured out to do and maybe that corel is deficient.  Incidentally, I opened a support item with corel asking the question... they never replied.
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Lobo042399Commented:
Hi Alan,

Thanks for the Accept. You can also try posting at the Corel Newsgroups, usually you'll get a faster response. I don'
t believe there's a solution for the problem but there are Dream Lists of new or updated features that are created at these newsgroups with suggestions for new version of Draw.

A list of Corel's newsgroups can be found at:

http://support.corel.com/scripts/rightnow.cfg/php.exe/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=754345

Good Vibes!

Lobo
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