This is a format for storing graphical information, created in the CorelDRAW program. It can contain raster and vector images. It’s used exclusively in vector editors from the Corel company. For use in third-party software it’s necessary to use converters. Version 10 and earlier can be opened in vector software from Adobe. CDR can be opened also with the help of Inkscape and sK1 programs.
DOT is a template file created by Microsoft Word, a word processing application. The DOT file provides a solution for situations where many similar documents with the same font and layout are required with simple changes between them needed, like names and places for example