How to grow an item in CorelDraw7

If I wish to have a character or object such as a "Z" that is purple with a glowing yellow fringe around the entire character, how do I accomplish this? I searched for the word "grow" in help,  but there is no reference. I thought that  I could take the purple item and duplicate it, then change the color of the duplicate to yellow and grow it to be slightly larger than the original. Maybe I am simplifying something difficult?
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Dan CraciunIT ConsultantCommented:
Do you want an extrude or a contour?

Left: extrude; right: contour
Need -a- ClueRESEARCHERAuthor Commented:
Hi. Thanks so much for responding. From your examples the contour is what I am looking for. I should  let you know, as if it isn't obvious, that CorelDraw knowledge wise I am a "3" at most.
MereteCommented:
You can make a second copy of the text different color, place it behind the first, and blur it. Or make two copies behind the original with two levels of blur
Try your effects in Coral paint shop pro, add a drop shadow and color it yellow then adjust it position  Are you using your own letter?  on black or white background
make a new file 300 x 300 then use the text tool and create a letter z this can be dragged out to larger
 the magic wand comes in handy to highlight the areas you wish to add effects to, select your magic wand on the letter then go to the top selections and invert,  this way only the letter is highlighted
Try a few different effects, you can add a 3D edge and glow that or use the cut out,
effects in PSPDrop shadow on PSPdrop shadow on Z with 3D edge I use paint dot net with my Paintshop pro as you can copy images from to other using the edit paste as image
glow effect paint netthere is hundreds of plugins for Paint Net
http://paint.net.amihotornot.com.au/Features/Effects/Plugins/ 
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/using-paint-net-make-it-even-better-with-these-great-plugins/

Making Objects Glow in Corel Photo-Paint
http://howto.corel.com/en/c/Making_Objects_Glow_in_Corel_Photo-Paint
Use images off the net to look at for ideas glow effects
There is lots of guides on youtube, video really help
look for gloss or glow effects
How to make Glossy Text Effect with CorelDraw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ApbTzhwpbu4&nohtml5=False

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Need -a- ClueRESEARCHERAuthor Commented:
Thank you SO much for your complete in depth explanation. All is working fine now thanks to you!!
Need -a- ClueRESEARCHERAuthor Commented:
Thanks!!
MereteCommented:
Your welcome Need-a-Clue glad it helped
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