How to Install Macros

DOWNLOAD this 3.6 MB ZIP FILE which includes a macro which allows you to add page numbers to your CorelDRAW document. There’s a movie in the .zip file showing you how to install the macro, and then how to launch it in 2 convenient (and different) ways:

  1. Using a Toolbar Icon
  2. Using a Shortcut Key

Here’s how to set up Icon to launch macros:

Many macros now self-install. Double-click the installer file in the .zip file that you’ve downloaded. That’s it…

If you look inside the ZIP file you’ve downloaded and see a file with a .gms extension, you have a “Loose GMS”.

For  Windows 7/8/10:

Copy that GMS file (not the whole downloaded zip file) into the User GMS folder;


For  Windows Vista:

Copy that GMS file (not the whole downloaded zip file) into the User folder;


Windows XP:

Copy gms files into this folder:


You may need to change the permission for the regular GMS folder. You may need to unhide folders or temporarily disable UAC.

Suggested Tip #1: Force VBA to load when you first run CorelDRAW. Otherwise, icons for macros may be grayed out.

  1. Enter CorelDRAW options (CTRL+J)
  2. Find VBA
  3. UN-check delay load vba
  4. Save & Exit
  5. Close CorelDRAW
  6. Restart CorelDRAW

In most versions of CorelDRAW, it will look like this:

Suggested Tip #2: Sometimes CorelDRAW crashes and is still running behind the scenes in task manager. Then a macro is trying to work with a crashed CorelDRAW.
  1. Save your CorelDRAW work
  2. Close CorelDRAW
  3. Look for CorelDRAW in task manager CTRL+SHIFT+ESC is a fast shortcut
  4. Go to processes tab
  5. Terminate any CorelDRAWs – if any are still running
  6. Run CorelDRAW again
  7. Launch macro – should be OK!

We think that VBA macros are big part of CorelDRAW’s future. Timely solutions to your problems can often be provided by our macro authors. If there’s something you wished CorelDRAW could do – contact us!