Down Loading and Using a Logo

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Hi
I am helping a friend out with his business.   I am creating a template for invoicing etc, using excel.  I wanted to use the logo of his two main supplier on the invoice.  
I downloaded one from a website, brands of the world, which has permission to use the logo, but I can't open it.
Grateful if some can tell me how to down load and then incorporate it into the excel invoice.
Many thanks
Terrysdelight

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  • SandtreeSandtree Forumite
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    what file extension does it have?
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    Mistral001Mistral001 Forumite
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    edited 27 October 2020 at 11:57AM
    I would get written permission from the suppliers to use their logos on the invoice and I would not trust any site that states that you can use their logos for free.    You can get a logo made for very little cost on sites like Fiverr.  Professionally made logos  are drawing in vector format.  You will need to get these converted to jpeg, png or pdf for using in excel. 


  • TerrysdelightTerrysdelight Forumite
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    Many thanks.  He does have permission to use their logo - he is a main dealer/supplier promoting their goods for over 30 years.
    So, is there a way to download and then convert to jpeg or pdf?

  • TerrysdelightTerrysdelight Forumite
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    Sandtree said:
    what file extension does it have?
    Hi, I have downloaded two of the logos.  One has the extn .CDR, the other extn. is EPS
    My computer says I don't have the app to open the files.
  • Neil_JonesNeil_Jones Forumite
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    A CDR file is (amongst other things but most certainly in this situation) a drawing (or vector image) created with CorelDRAW, a vector illustration and page layout program. It contains a document that contains text, lines, shapes, images, colors, and effects.  Inkscape at https://inkscape.org/ may be able to open it if you don't have CorelDRAW.

    An EPS file is a graphics file saved in the Encapsulated PostScript (EPS) file format. It may contain 2D vector graphics, bitmap images, and text. EPS files also include an embedded preview image in bitmap format.  Some of the programs that can open them include Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Serif Affinity Designer, and CorelDRAW.  Scribus (free) should be able to open them too, and Scribus in conjunction with Inkscape above should be able to open both of these files.
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    Mistral001Mistral001 Forumite
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    edited 27 October 2020 at 12:48PM
    These are vector format files.  EPS is a generic type and you should be able to get a converter or reader for it for free or get someone who has Adobe Illustrator to save it in the format you want for you.   CDR is specific to Corel Draw.  You may need a Corel Draw  reader for that or someone you know who has Corel Draw.   Note converters will usually give better definition than readers.  
  • Mistral001Mistral001 Forumite
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    A CDR file is (amongst other things but most certainly in this situation) a drawing (or vector image) created with CorelDRAW, a vector illustration and page layout program. It contains a document that contains text, lines, shapes, images, colors, and effects.  Inkscape at https://inkscape.org/ may be able to open it if you don't have CorelDRAW.

    An EPS file is a graphics file saved in the Encapsulated PostScript (EPS) file format. It may contain 2D vector graphics, bitmap images, and text. EPS files also include an embedded preview image in bitmap format.  Some of the programs that can open them include Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Serif Affinity Designer, and CorelDRAW.  Scribus (free) should be able to open them too, and Scribus in conjunction with Inkscape above should be able to open both of these files.
    Inkscape is similar to Adobe Illustrator but free.  You should be able to open the EPS file using this software and save in png or pdf formats.  My version does not work with CDR files so you might have to go down the reader route if you do not know anybody who has Corel draw.  
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