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Old 23-09-2012, 17:02
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This is a common argument that I hear a lot, and not to start a flame war, but I want to be clear that when you buy a macro you are buying it for the supported version of CorelDRAW and not a FUTURE version. There is no way a macro author can predict the future and know if their code will run in a future version. Its like expecting CorelDRAW 9 to work with Windows 8, and asking Corel to release a free patch for it to work correctly. Really?

Alex is one of the most generous macro authors as he has offered these updates for free in the past. Yes, it does take some time for him to update all this macros because yes he is busy actually writing the code that makes macros possible for the rest of us. Without him, we wouldn't have macros at all.

The 64-bit version of CorelDRAW X6 will require many macros to be rewritten and with this a time investment that shouldn't be given away for free. My guess is Alex will do exactly that, update and not ask for an upgrade fee, but in my opinion he shouldn't.

If you value a Macro or a Macro Author you might try asking nicely. "You can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar." In my experience Macro Authors put much more time into their code than any monies they recoup, and it would be nice for once if someone gave a few words of encouragement and support.

-Shelby
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