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Hello I'm running Kubuntu 12.04 and I've installed Inkscape because I need to edit a .cdr file, Inkscape works like normal but the sole task I need it to do is edit said .cdr file which I understand it should be capable off by default.

Whenever I try to open the file though I get the following error:

UniConvertor failed:

The eror itself is longer but what it seems to be saying that it can't find this application, and I myself haven't found it in the package manager.

If someone has experienced something similar or has a simple solution for editing cdr's I'm no artist I just need to change some names, I would be very gratefull.

The full error.

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It can't find what application exactly? – dobey Jun 19 '12 at 14:27
the uniconverter – Bora George Jun 19 '12 at 14:42
Try this: mkdir ~/.uniconvertor – SirCharlo Jun 19 '12 at 15:23
Saddly creating that directory doesn't help. – Bora George Jun 19 '12 at 15:58
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According to the error log

    raise SketchLoadError(_("unrecognised file type")) unrecognised file type

the CDR file ist not recognized.

What is the version of the CDR files? UniConvertor supports only the following CDR versions:

  • CorelDRAW ver.7-X3,X4 (CDR/CDT/CCX/CDRX/CMX)

(Information from here:

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apt-cache search uniconverter ;) – SirCharlo Jun 19 '12 at 14:31
It said it was already installed and up to date, the uniconverter that is. – Bora George Jun 19 '12 at 14:43
So, paste please the full error message, perhaps that helps – mbs Jun 19 '12 at 14:47
I put in a link to Pastebin in the question. – Bora George Jun 19 '12 at 15:00
I'm sorry I don't see the info in the properties, and I just received this file with the instructions to add my name I don't know who designed it. I'm going to try and find out but I think this might be the answer – Bora George Jun 19 '12 at 19:48

You can find it under Ubuntu Software Center with the name Universal Vector Graphics Translator: python-uniconvertor


You can find uniconvertor .deb packages here:

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I have them installed, now I found them in the software center, do you really think reinstalling from the .deb will solve this issue? – Bora George Jun 19 '12 at 14:46

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