Oberon Selection Manager for CorelDRAW/Corel DESIGNER

Oberon Selection Manager is an add-on for CorelDRAW 10-X5 which allows your to save and restore selections in CorelDRAW documents. Now you can save as many selections as you wish and then restore them instantly at any time later even after you save and re-open the document.

This macro is NOT supported on the later versions of CorelDRAW (X6+), since it is now a native feature of the application. In order to store a selection in CorelDRAW X6, just press Ctrl-1, Ctrl-2, etc to store the current selection into selection group 1, 2, etc. To restrore selection, just press keys 1, 2, ...


Oberon Selection Manager includes two macros:

  • Save Selection: saves the information about currently selected objects into the current document which is automatically saved along with the document. You can save as many selections as you wish in each document.

  • Restore Selection: restores any saved selection. Just pick the selection of interest and all of the objects will be re-selected automatically.


System Requirements

Selection Manager for CorelDRAW 11/12/X3/X4/X5 and Corel DESIGNER 10/12:

A retail version of CorelDRAW/Corel DESIGNER is required.

You must ensure that Visual Basic for Applications is installed.

Selection Manager for CorelDRAW 10:

This program requires CorelDRAW 10 Service Pack 1 (10.427) or later. Correct functioning under the original release of CorelDRAW 10 (10.410) is not guaranteed. This program will not run under earlier versions of CorelDRAW.

If you don't have the latest version of CorelDRAW 10, download the service pack(s) from Corel web site: http://www.corel.com/support/ftpsite/pub/coreldraw/draw10suite/index.htm

You have to have Visual Basic for Applications installed to run this program. VBA is not installed by default with CorelDRAW 10 Graphics suite. You need to do a custom installation and choose to install VBA. You can run the VBA install manually by running the vba6.msi installation package from \Corel\Graphics10\Config\Redist\VBA6 folder of the CorelDRAW 10 CD#1.


Download Oberon Selection Manager for the appropriate version of CorelDRAW/DESIGNER by following one of the links below:

Application Version Download File Size
CorelDRAW X5 SelMgr15.zip 250K
X4 SelMgr14.zip 185K
X3 SelMgr13.zip 229K
12 SelMgr12.zip 342K
11 SelMgr11.zip 143K
10 SelMgr10.zip 148K
Corel DESIGNER 12 SelMgr12d.zip 367K
10 SelMgr10d.zip 144K

If you don't want to use the supplied Selection Manager workspace but instead you would like to add the macro buttons to your existing workspace manually, then you can download the toolbar button icons to make it easier for you:


Run the setup program and it should install all the files for you automatically. Make sure that you have VBA installed beforehand. The setup program also creates a new workspace that is automatically made active. You can revert to your previous workspace by just going to Tools>Options>Workspace in CorelDRAW and selecting the workspace that you want.

Launching Selection Manager

To launch Oberon Selection Manager, start CorelDRAW first. If during installation you specified that you wanted to activate Selection Manager workspace in CorelDRAW, you will see a new toolbar:

You can launch the macros by just clicking the corresponding toolbar buttons.

If you didn't activate the workspace during installation, you still can use Oberon Selection Manager by going to Tools>Visual Basic>Play... menu to bring up the VBA Macros dialog:

Select "SelectionManager (SelectionManager11.gms)" item (or "SelectionManager (SelectionManager10.gms)" if you use CorelDRAW 10) from Macros in list and start the corresponding macro by selecting it in Macro name list and clicking Run button.


Oberon Selection Manager is a shareware product. It is fully functional in the downloaded version however it has an evaluation period of 14 days. You need to register the program to continue using it. The registration fee is US$12.50.

The same registration number can be used to install Oberon Selection Manager for all versions of CorelDRAW and Corel DESIGNER. However no two copies of the software could be used at the same time. Separate licenses must be purchased for different users.

Register Selection Manager online:

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This page was last revised on 11/25/10.