5 WordPerfect for Windows Secrets

by Kendall Callas

Made the move to Windows yet? Having spent over 13 years learning the intricacies of DOS, it's taken me some time to warm up to Windows. But now, after a few years using Windows 3.1, I've graduated to Windows 95 -- and I like it. My advice to you: Embrace the inevitable.

Some tricks I've learned along the way (for WordPerfect for Windows 6.x and 7.x):

  1. Right click for QuickMenu.
    Click the right mouse button for a context sensitive "QuickMenu". The QuickMenu offers a different list of commands depending on what you are pointing to with your mouse. Very handy at the edit screen as well as the File Open screen.

  2. DOS/Win keys.
    Several keystrokes are the same in DOS and Windows versions of WordPerfect:

  3. Ctrl+F10 Record macro
    Alt+F10 Play macro
    F2 Search
    Alt+F3 Reveal Codes on/off

  4. Double click the status bar.
    The indicators at the bottom of the screen can also be `activated'. Double click the date or time to type it into your document at the current cursor position; double click CAPS to toggle the caps lock key, double click the page/line position to use the Goto menu (to change the cursor position). Fabulous!

  5. Reveal codes tips.
    - Double click a code you see in Reveal Codes to edit it! No more struggling to remember how to edit Footer A.
    - Drag with your mouse to size the Reveal Codes screen up or down.

  6. Filename Stamp.
    A new macro ships with WordPerfect for Windows called FILESTMP. Run it to identify a document by printing the filename on each page. You can even choose the font, left/right/center alignment, filename or path+filename, and header or footer, A or B. Use it in your templates and form documents.

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