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Learn how to split objects with the Knife tool in CorelDraw Graphics Suite X8 in five easy steps:
- Select an object.
- In the toolbox, open the Crop tools flyout and click the Knife tool.
- On the property bar, choose a drawing mode. You can choose 2-Point Line, Freehand or Bézier mode.
- On the property bar, choose an outline option. You can choose to convert lines to curves, keep them as outlines, or let CorelDraw choose the option that best preserves the outline appearance. You can create a gap or an overlap between the new objects by choosing an option from the Cut span list box on the property bar. You can set the size of the gap or the overlap in the Width box. You can close the paths that result from splitting an object by clicking the Auto-close on cut button.
- Drag across the objects.