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    January 1997 Issue 25 WPMac News is a monthly newsletter published for those who use WordPerfect for Macintosh, anyone interested in the product, and those who
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      January 1997 Issue 25 WPMac News is a monthly newsletter published for
      those who use WordPerfect for Macintosh, anyone interested in the
      product, and those who stumble across this newsletter and are
      captivated to read. It contains any late-breaking news, the hottest
      issues from customer support, and extensive coverage of WPMac features.
      Check out this current issue, as well as our past issues. We hope you
      find the News informative, helpful, and even entertaining. We said
      goodbye to John Rethorst in December and now he is back! This month he
      provides our Cover Story. It’s a long one, but it’s full of juicy
      details about our Styles feature. Check out Monthly Macros. This
      section features some of our new HTML macros that can be downloaded
      from our FTP site. And, don’t forget to scan Corel Corp. If you are
      going to Macworld Expo, you will want our booth number. Our resolution
      this year--to provide you with the latest and greatest WPMac
      information. Stay with us, 1997 will be a great one! Happy New Year.
      Lisa Credits Lisa Foster, Editor and Layout LaMar Kirby, Graphic Design
      and Web Master John Rethorst, Mastering Macros WPMac Support Team
      Page Jan 2 97 An Introduction to Styles by John Rethorst We often use
      the word “style” to refer to bold, italic, and other possibilities on
      the Style menu. Let’s look at something different, a powerful set of
      formatting instructions also called a style or, to avoid confusion, a
      style sheet. A style sheet is simply a collection of formatting choices
      that, taken all together, define how words look on a page. If, for the
      text of your quarterly reports, you use the Times font, 12 point, 1.5
      spacing, left-aligned, you can call all of this your “Quarterly Report
      Text” style sheet. And you can tell WordPerfect that, and put it on a
      menu, so you can go to it right away. Page Jan 3 97 That’s not very
      much, though, so here’s where the fun begins. When writing your
      quarterly report, you might use different style sheets: the one
      described above for the text, plus another at the end of each chapter
      for notes and apocryphal discussion, which might be 10 point Helvetica,
      single-spaced. Then, to start the next chapter, you’d want a title
      style, in 18 point Avant Garde, centered. To switch from one style to
      another by a menu would be no great trouble, but WordPerfect offers the
      added convenience of linking styles, so that you can type some text in
      one and, when it’s time to switch, just press the Enter key and you’re
      in the next style. You can of course apply styles to text you’ve
      already typed, and edit the formatting of styles as you wish. You can
      define styles for specific parts of a document – a header, or a
      footnote – and so set the formatting of all your footnotes at once. If
      you then decided that the body text for your quarterly reports would
      look better in the Palatino font than in Times, you could edit that
      style sheet, and when you opened any document containing that style,
      all the body text in Times would change to Palatino. To top things off,
      you can save styles either in WordPerfect’s Library, which WordPerfect
      Page Jan 4 97 uses for all new documents, or you can save styles within
      a specific document, where they will override library styles. You can
      thus have different styles for subtitles in different documents. This
      would be less of an advantage if you had to define these document
      specific styles each time, but WordPerfect has a Template feature
      (Stationery in 3.0 and 3.1) that lets you define any formatting you
      want in a file, and save it as a default. Then call this example from a
      menu, enter text, and when you save the file, it’s just as though it
      were a new document, but with all the formatting you specified for that
      template, whether in style sheets or regular text. So — do you want to
      learn styles yet? Off we go. Creating a style First, click the Styles
      button on the Control bar, so that the Styles bar appears. You’ll see
      figure 1: Page Jan 5 97 Figure 1 The Styles bar where the pop-up on the
      left lists all styles available at the moment and, when not popped-up,
      shows the style in effect at the insertion point. Update is grayed out.
      No problem; we’ll use the next button, New. 1. Select any text in your
      document with attributes and formatting you want to make into a style.
      Note: in general, we tend to use the words attributes and formatting
      more or less interchangeably. We need to make a distinction here,
      though, so let’s call attributes anything you can set on the Font bar,
      and formatting anything you set on the Layout bar or the Ruler bar.
      Font, size, plain/bold/italic are all attributes, and alignment and
      spacing are formatting. Tabs and margins are also formatting. A style
      sheet can include both attributes and formatting, or either one, as you
      prefer. Page Jan 6 97 2. Click New on the Styles bar. A dialog like
      figure 2 appears: Figure 2 The New Style dialog Page Jan 7 97 which
      asks you first for a name for your new style. Use something both short
      and descriptive (not a bad idea in general, on the Mac). Save In is a
      pop-up that lets you choose between the currently active document, and
      WordPerfect’s library. Remember, the library is where WordPerfect gets
      information for many things, including styles, for all new documents. A
      style saved in the library is more readily available, but a style saved
      in a document, including a Template document (called Stationery in WP
      3.0 and 3.1), overrides a Library style. Apply to Selection is an
      initially confusing idea. When you selected text to create a new style,
      the text was e. g. 12 point Times, 1.5 spacing, etc. You distilled that
      formatting into the Quarterly Report Text style, but the text you took
      the description from still knows nothing about a style per se. Once you
      create a style, you need to apply it, generally by selecting it and
      choosing the style from the menu in the Style bar. In this case, since
      you already have text selected (which you used to create the style),
      you can then specify that the new style govern that text. Otherwise,
      the text stays 12 point Times, no matter what goes on with styles. If
      you apply the style to the selection, though, and then later edit the
      Quarterly Report Text style to 10 Page Jan 8 97 point Arrus, this text
      will change with it. 3. Leave Apply to Selection checked, name your
      style, preserve both attributes and formatting, and save it in the
      library. OK this dialog, and you’re back in your text. 4. Pull down the
      Styles menu on the Styles bar, to verify that your new style is there.
      Now that you have a style on your menu, let’s practice applying it to
      text. Applying a style If you choose your new style when you’re halfway
      through a letter, with the insertion point after all existing text, the
      style will then apply to everything you subsequently type. If you
      select text first, and then choose a style, that style will apply to
      all the text in the paragraph that contains the selection (although see
      the “Format Orientation and Styles” section, below, for more on this).
      If you don’t select anything, but have your cursor within a paragraph
      when you apply a Page Jan 9 97 style, the style will then govern all
      the text in that paragraph and succeeding paragraphs, to the end of
      your document or until some text that already has a style applied to
      it. Note: while this may seem arbitrary, it’s a powerful way to do
      things. It’s easy and fast to apply a style just to the paragraph
      you’re in (select any part of it first, even one character) or apply a
      style all the way to the end of your file unless some subsequent text
      has had another style applied. 1. Select some text in a paragraph that
      is unformatted. 2. From the Styles menu (in the Styles bar, not the
      Style menu on the top menu bar), choose your new style. Presto. The
      paragraph now has the attributes and formatting of your style — and,
      should you edit that style at any later date, then open this document
      again, this paragraph’s attributes and formatting will reflect that
      edit. Editing a style 1. Choose your new style from the Styles menu,
      and click the Edit button on the Styles Page Jan 10 97 bar. A dialog
      appears, looking like figure 3: Figure 3 The Edit Styles dialog Scroll
      to the style you want and click Edit – or double-click on the style
      name – and a window will open at the bottom of your screen, something
      like a footnote window, as shown in figure 4: Page Jan 11 97 Figure 4
      The Styles editing window but with the formatting codes showing. In our
      sample style, Quarterly Report Text, only Page Jan 12 97 two changes
      have been made to the WordPerfect default; these are 1.5 spacing and
      the Times font. The insertion point is represented in the codes window
      by a thick vertical rectangle just to the right of all the codes. Let’s
      change the font in this style sheet: 2. From the font menu at the top
      of your screen, choose a font you like. In figure 5, we’ve chosen Arrus
      BT Roman, an elegant text font that comes with WordPerfect: Page Jan
      13 97 Figure 5 The style’s font has been changed and you see that the
      code for this new font has been added to the line. We could have
      pressed the Delete key (Backspace on some keyboards) to delete the code
      for the Times font Page Jan 14 97 first, but it’s not necessary. If,
      though, we had pressed the keyboard’s left arrow a few times first, to
      put the insertion point to the left of the code for the Times font, and
      then chosen Arrus BT Roman from the Font menu, it wouldn’t have done
      much good. It’s the last code, whether for font or anything else, that
      governs the text following it. This is true as well in the Show Codes
      window for a normal text document. 3. Close the style editing window.
      All text in all open documents, and in any you open subsequently, that
      has been formatted with this style, will now be in Arrus BT Roman
      rather than Times. If it were more convenient, you could of course have
      made that font change from the Font bar’s Font menu, or from the
      Character Format dialog box, reached by the Other… button on the Font
      bar, or the Other… command from the main Style menu at the top of the
      screen. If you want to use the Font bar, however, be sure you use the
      one for the style editing window, rather than the one for any text
      document you have open. Clicking anywhere in that text document just
      brings that window to the front, and you’ll need to go to the Window
      menu, at the right side of the Title bar, to get your style editing
      window Page Jan 15 97 back. In just this way, you can make almost any
      changes you want to all the styles in your library, or in separate
      documents. Anything you can’t change will be grayed out in the Font and
      Layout bars in the style editing window. Updating a style Editing a
      style offers more precision than we sometimes need. WordPerfect lets
      you update a style without bothering to go to the editing window and
      fuss with all those codes. Actually, WordPerfect lets you do anything
      without fussing with codes. The codes are there for precision or,
      sometimes, IBM users who have seen the light and gotten Macs still like
      to play with codes. For now, let’s update a style the Macintosh way: 1.
      Select some text formatted with your Quarterly Report style. 2. Choose
      another font and, if you like, some formatting change from the Layout
      bar. Page Jan 16 97 3. Click Update from the Styles bar. You’ll see
      figure 6: Figure 6 The Update Style dialog 4. Change Update Attributes
      to Update Attributes and Formatting if your update has included the
      latter. The style is updated. Page Jan 17 97 Linking styles Let’s say
      your Quarterly Report is mostly text, but with many subheads
      throughout, which you want to format in a much different style, say in
      18 point Humanist Bold Condensed, another elegant font that comes with
      WordPerfect, and you want these subheads indented one inch from the
      left margin. You can create such a style, and then move back and forth
      manually, as you enter text, or you can link the text and subhead
      styles, and go back and forth much more easily, just by pressing the
      Enter key. 1. Create a subhead style you like. If it includes
      instructions from the Layout bar, be sure to preserve formatting as
      well as attributes. For an example, we created “Quarterly Report SH” –
      abbreviated since style names must be 21 characters or less. 2. Click
      the Options button on the Layout bar. You’ll see figure 7: Page Jan
      18 97 Figure 7 The Style Options dialog Page Jan 19 97 with a list of
      available styles at the top, most of which came with WordPerfect. Our
      "Quarterly Report Text" and "Quarterly Report SH" are among them,
      though; you just need to scroll to see them, as shown. Or, if your
      insertion point is within styled text when you open this dialog, that
      style name will appear selected. 3. Click on the "Quarterly Report
      Text" style, to select it. 4. Click on the Link To pop-up. A menu of
      available styles appears. 5. Choose the "Quarterly Report SH," as
      shown. Your text style is now linked to your subhead style, and here’s
      what that means: any time you’re in the text style and you press Enter,
      your active style changes to subhead. Let’s get even fancier: 6. Link
      the subhead style to the text style. Your subhead and text styles are
      now linked to each other. So pressing Enter while you’re in either
      style moves you to the other style. Page Jan 20 97 7. Practice entering
      text, changing styles for a subhead, and then changing back. Note: you
      can later unlink styles, or link more than two. If you want complex
      formatting, link five or six. This feature sure helps with the speed of
      your work and, more than that, with the accuracy. Each section of your
      document will look just as you want it to. Basing one style on another
      As you work, you may develop a style with quite a few elements:
      margins, spacing, alignment, paragraph spacing, fonts and sizes. You
      may then want to create a style almost like this one, but with one or
      two distinguishing features: italic, say, or indented at the left and
      right margins. Instead of specifying all the identical features a
      second time, WordPerfect lets you make a new style that is based on the
      first style. You then just make the changes you want for the new style.
      1. Create a new style, and give it only the distinguishing attribute or
      formatting, perhaps italic or indenting. The easiest way to do this is
      to select some text that’s italicized or Page Jan 21 97 that has the
      margins you want. 2. Open the Style Options dialog and click on the
      Based On pop-up. Choose the style you want. The distinguishing
      attributes and formatting you’ve added to this style take precedence
      over any conflicts with the style you’re copying from. For example, you
      might have had different margins in the base style, and want to change
      them for this new style. While you’re in the Style Options dialog, you
      can type in a description of the style. This has no effect on the style
      or other parts of program operation; it’s just a convenient reminder.
      Editing the Document Style We’ve worked with style sheets that change
      attributes and formatting from the default style: 12 point Geneva flush
      left, no indents, and so forth, that WordPerfect uses for every new
      document. If you want to change these defaults, you can. An effective
      way to set the program up to your liking is to edit the Document Style.
      Page Jan 22 97 Earlier versions of WordPerfect (2.0 and 2.1) called the
      Document Style the Normal Style. Now, the Normal Style doesn’t affect
      new documents at all; it’s just a style with all attributes and
      formatting turned off, should you want to use absolutely plain vanilla
      text. Edit the Document Style just as you would edit any other style.
      Some discretion is advised, though, because what looks best printed
      often isn’t what works best on screen, and the Document Style will
      govern the screen appearance of all new documents. We don’t print in
      the default Geneva font very much, for example, but it’s the clearest
      font we know for screen display. 12 point is also a little big for the
      printed page, but a good choice for the lower resolution of a Mac
      screen. These questions become more important when you consider that
      it’s best to keep your computer screen at least an arm’s length away
      from you, and you might try to work with the brightness turned down a
      little, so your eyes don’t tire as easily. It’s also best to sit
      without hunching forward, so that computer as backache remains a
      metaphor. All of these suggest the advantages of a clear screen
      display. There’s no reason, though, not to edit the Document Style for
      formatting, if much of your writing uses indented paragraphs, for
      example. Page Jan 23 97 Another option, if you share a computer, is to
      make your own standard style. You could give it your first name, or
      maybe the name of your favorite Star Trek character, always a popular
      option among Mac experts like yourself, to our great chagrin. You can
      also assign a keyboard equivalent to a style (in fact, to about
      anything WordPerfect can do), to access that style more quickly.
      Assigning keyboard equivalents 1. Click Options on the Styles bar, and
      choose the style you want to assign a keyboard equivalent to. 2. In the
      box at the right labelled Keystrokes, click Assign. You’ll see figure
      8: Page Jan 24 97 Figure 8 The Assign Keystroke dialog 3. Press the
      combination of modifier keys and regular keys that you want to use to
      choose this style. The modifier keys are Command, Option, Control and
      (only in WordPerfect) Page Jan 25 97 the 5 or 7 on the keypad, called
      the Gold key. Think first, though, about the keystroke you want: is it
      already in use? WordPerfect has many keyboard equivalents; assigning a
      keystroke to a style will de-assign it from whatever it does now. There
      are plenty of unused keyboard equivalents as well, and the Assign
      Keystroke dialog will tell you if your choice is already in use.
      There’s nothing wrong with replacing one, but it might confuse someone
      else who uses your computer. Assigning a common keystroke to a style
      also isn’t a good idea — by now, you’ve developed an excellent habit of
      pressing Command–S every five minutes, and don’t want to have to
      re-learn another keystroke to save documents. You would remove a
      keystroke from the Style Options dialog in the same way. Choose the
      style from the list, and its keyboard equivalent(s) will appear in the
      Keystrokes window. Click on it to select it, and then click Remove.
      Using the Librarian for styles The last thing we need to learn about
      styles is how to rename, move or delete a style. We Page Jan 26 97 use
      another command and set of dialogs for these procedures. With a
      document open: 1. Choose Preferences… from the Edit menu, and click on
      Librarian. Figure 9 appears: Figure 9 The Librarian dialog Page Jan
      27 97 with a pop-up at the top left. It says Styles at this point,
      which is what we want. In the two main windows in the dialog, the one
      on the left has a list of styles in WordPerfect’s library. The one on
      the right lists the styles installed in the active document, in the
      event they differ from the Library styles. Looking at the list in the
      Library, you can see that a number of styles ship with the program, for
      specialized parts of documents such as footnotes. There isn’t much
      formatting in these styles; they’re included so that you can set a
      footnote style, probably after finishing your report, and in that way
      format all your footnotes at once, instead of opening the window for
      each one in turn. The Librarian will let you copy a style from the
      library into a specific document and vice versa. This is useful if you
      created a style in one place, and then wanted it in the other. Another
      nice use for this feature is that you can create a wealth of styles in
      the library, copy them into a document, put the document on a floppy
      and give it to a colleague who uses WordPerfect. This saves her the
      time of creating these styles and, more importantly, ensures that her
      Quarterly Report style and yours are the same style, for a consistency
      that’s critical to professional output. Page Jan 28 97 This is a good
      reason not to make the names of styles, or anything else, too short,
      and to try for some descriptive quality. “Style 12” doesn’t tell your
      colleague what it includes. A more efficient and accurate way to share
      styles, if you’re on a network, is to use another WordPerfect library,
      called a Common Library – simply another library, but on a network, if
      you have one. All members of the network can then share a style, or any
      number of other things. Format Orientation and Styles The
      Paragraph/Single Paragraph setting in Preferences/Environment/Format
      governs what text a style will apply to. Paragraph means that the style
      affects the paragraph containing the insertion point and all subsequent
      paragraphs until another style assignment. Single Paragraph means that
      the style will take affect in the current paragraph only. Selecting
      text essentially reverses this distinction: with Paragraph in effect,
      if you select all or part of one or more paragraphs, then apply a
      style, the style affects only the paragraphs Page Jan 29 97 containing
      the selection. With Single Paragraph in effect, if you select all or
      part of multiple paragraphs, the style assignment affects all those
      paragraphs. The third possible format setting, no longer on the Format
      menu, is Character. With this in effect, the attributes of a style take
      effect from the insertion point. The formatting takes effect from the
      start of the paragraph. Both apply until another style definition is
      reached. A better way to switch among the three, staying out of the
      Prefs dialog altogether, is with this macro: If (FormatOrientation=0)
      Assign (Var01;"Character") End If If (FormatOrientation=1) Assign
      (Var01;"Paragraph") End If If (FormatOrientation=2) Assign
      (Var01;"Single Paragraph") End If Menu (Var02;"Format now: "$Var01$".
      Set to:";{"Character";"Paragraph";"Single Page Jan 30 97 Paragraph"})
      Case (Var02;{1;Character;2;Paragraph;3;Single Paragraph};cancel) Label
      (cancel) Go (end) Label (Character) Formatting (Character) Go (end)
      Label (Paragraph) Formatting (Paragraph) Go (end) Label (Single
      Paragraph) Formatting (Single Paragraph) Label (end) which shows you
      the current setting as well as letting you change it. While this macro
      can be used to work with styles at the character level, another
      solution is to use the program’s styles at the paragraph level, and use
      my macro set “John’s WP Character Styles” for an independent, second
      set of styles that apply automatically at the Page Jan 31 97 character
      level. This macro set is free, at :
      ftp://ftp.corel.com/pub/WordPerfect/WPMac/Macros/ and
      http://hyperarchive.lcs.mit.edu/HyperArchive/Abstracts/text/wp/
      HyperArchive.html. Also, watch those URL’s for my forthcoming macro
      “John’s WP Meta Styles,” which will let you change from one set of
      paragraph styles to another with one keystroke, for even more powerful
      document formatting. *** John Rethorst, author of Teach Yourself
      WordPerfect, tries not to be too style-conscious. Contents Copyright ©
      1994, 1996 by John Rethorst. Page Jan 32 97 We love his macros! In
      place of his monthly column, we will let you know where you can
      download John Rethorst’s fantastic macros for free! Many of you have
      already discovered his macros and know how useful and powerful they
      are. For those of you not using them, check out these sites, you will
      love what you find. FTP://ftp.corel.com/pub/wordperfect/wpmac/macros
      Sumex/Info-Mac archives. Sumex has almost 50 mirrors worldwide; the
      list is posted on comp.sys.mac.digest
      http://hyperarchive.lcs.mit.edu/HyperArchive/Abstracts/text/wp/
      HyperArchive.html. TIP: Next month--look for a listing of John’s macros
      that can be found at the above sites as well as other favorites.
      Page Jan 33 97 One of the great features in WordPerfect 3.5 is the
      ability to create HTML documents to be used on the World Wide Web. Even
      better, Corel WordPerfect 3.5 now provides some new macros to make it
      easier to create professional looking HTML borders and forms using
      items such as text boxes, password fields, text areas, select boxes,
      pop-up menus, radio buttons, and more. The full details of these macros
      are found in the HTML Read Me file on Corel’s FTP site at:
      ftp://ftp.corel.com/pub/wordperfect/wpmac/macros/HTML Read Me.hqx A
      copy of the file is also attached to this month’s newsletter. Note:
      each item is referred to as a macro, but all of the borders are
      included in the Borders macro and all of the forms are included in the
      Forms macro. Both of these macros are attached to the readme file.
      Instructions for adding these macros and the HTML Button Bar to your
      WordPerfect library file are found in the readme file itself. Enjoy!
      Page Jan 34 97 3D Graphic Border Macro This macro generates a 3D table
      cell around a graphic in HTML tags. Example tags with default selected
      option: <TABLE BORDER=10 CELLPADDING=5 CELLSPACING=7><TR><TD><FONT
      SIZE=6> </FONT></TD></TR></TABLE> Page Jan 35 97 Web example: Text Area
      Macro Generates a larger/scrollable text field in HTML tags. Page Jan
      36 97 Example tags with default text and dropped to next line: Type in
      text: <TEXTAREA NAME=text2 ROWS=4 COLS=50>text</TEXTAREA> Web view:
      Page Jan 37 97 Select Box Macro Generates a selection text menu in HTML
      tags which can be set for single or multiple selecting options and even
      set a default selected items. Example tags with one selected default
      and could only select one option: Select the following:<SELECT
      NAME=cars SIZE=5><OPTION
      SELECTED>BMW<OPTION>VW<OPTION>Caravan<OPTION>Windstar
      <OPTION>Audi<OPTION>Voyager<OPTION>Datsun</SELECT> Web example:
      Page Jan 38 97 Or with 2 selected defaults and could select multiple
      options: Select best game: <SELECT NAME=game MULTIPLE
      SIZE=4><OPTION>Decent<OPTION SELECTED>Doom I<OPTION>Marathon 1<OPTION
      SELECTED>Doom II<OPTION>Rebel Assault 1<OPTION>Lode Runner<OPTION>Tic
      Tac Toe<OPTION>Othello</SELECT> Web example: Page Jan 39 97 We welcome
      your comments, feedback, tips & tricks, and questions you would like to
      see answered in the News at wpmacnews@... (technical support
      questions will not be answered here).You can send any technical support
      questions to wpsupport@.... Allow a 3-4 day turnaround. If you need
      live phone support for a WordPerfect for Macintosh product, reach us at
      (801) 765-4020, Priority : $25 fee (800) 861-2070, $2 per minute (900)
      555-3535. I am trying to use Small Caps in the Graphics Editor but
      can’t find that option under the Style pull-down menu. Small Caps is
      not available in the Graphics Editor but an easy workaround is to enter
      the text as uppercase characters, select the text and change it to a
      smaller font size. My computer is running out of hard drive space.
      Which files are not required by WordPerfect 3.x that I can trash? As
      long as you plan on not ever using these items or features, feel free
      to trash the following: Page Jan 40 97 If you don't plan on using… then
      you can trash… Read Me files the Documentation folder Help the Help
      folder, WordPerfect Guide Grammatik History (USA)*, Rules (USA),
      Morphology (USA) WP Bitstream Fonts the WordPerfect Fonts folder All of
      these are located in the WordPerfect Language folder:
      Speller Dictionary (USA), User Dictionary (USA), ST Utility,
      Thesaurus Thesaurus (USA) in the WP Language folder. and anything with
      "Bak_" in the name. Page Jan 41 97 If you trash any of these items but
      find a future use for them, perform a custom reinstall of WPMac and
      select the desired items. * If you're not using the U.S. English
      version, the three-letter code for your version will appear in place of
      "USA". Can you tell me which Avery Product Numbers are supported by the
      WPMac 3.0a/3.1 Labels Macro and the WPMac 3.5 Labels Template?
      5095 5163 5199 5293 5385 5661 5895 5096 5164 5260 5294 5386 5662 5896
      5097 5165 5261 5295 5388 5663 5897 5160 5196 5262 5371 5389 5664
      5161 5197 5266 5383 5395 5667 5162 5198 5267 5384 5660 5883 Page Jan
      42 97 In the Finder We all know the situation, you're out at the Finder
      level trying to get to that file that you buried 14 sub-folders deep.
      As you open sub-folder after sub-folder, your desktop gets more and
      more crowded with useless open windows. But how do you prevent this
      build-up of open windows on the desktop? HOLD DOWN THE OPTION KEY!
      That's right, if you hold down the Option key while clicking on a
      sub-folder in a window, the window will automatically close at the same
      time the sub-folder opens. OK, so what if you forgot to hold down the
      Option key and now you have a desktop full of open windows? Do you hunt
      for the close box on each window and close them one at a time? NO! If
      you really want to close just one window at a time, press Command-W. If
      Page Jan 43 97 you want to be efficient and close them all at once,
      hold down the Command and Option keys and press W. Just like magic, all
      open windows at the Finder level will close! In WordPerfect In
      WordPerfect, Command-W will also close the active window. There is no
      keystroke currently assigned in WordPerfect to close all windows. Are
      you typing that one hundred thousand-word report and getting tired of
      counting words as you go? (Or you’re running out of fingers and toes to
      count on?) Press Option-F3 to display the Word Count dialog box. This
      box not only tells you how many words are in the document, but also how
      many characters, lines, sentences, paragraphs, pages, average word
      length, average words per sentence, and maximum words per sentence!
      Since keystrokes are much faster to use than mouse clicks, how does one
      learn all of the common keystrokes? Edit | Preferences | Environment
      and pull down the Options menu. Select the option called . After
      selecting this option, any preassigned keystrokes will display in the
      pull-down menus next to the corresponding menu item. Page Jan 44 97 How
      do I adjust the position of the text on my labels? The Labels template
      utilizes the Table feature. Each label is actually an individual table
      cell. By default, the text is positioned to the far left on each label.
      Sometimes however, we want to move the text to a different position on
      the label. To move all of our labels left or right at once, drag the
      left or right side of the Cell Margin bar found on the Ruler bar. If
      you need to move the text on all of your labels up or down, press the
      Home key on your keyboard to move to the top of the document. Then
      select Margins from the Layout pull-down menu (Command-M) and adjust
      the top margin. Decreasing the top margin will move your labels up,
      while increasing this number will move your labels down. Page Jan 45 97
      How can I move my text closer to the edge of a table cell? There is a
      cushion built into each table cell that separates text from the border
      lines of a table. This cushion is adjustable by selecting Cell
      Margins... from the Table pull-down menu. You can adjust the top,
      bottom, left and right edges of any cell to adjust the distance the
      text will be from the border lines in your table. Why doesn’t my
      FileMaker Pro button on my Applications Button Bar work with my
      FileMaker Pro 3.x? When the button was created, FileMaker Pro 3.0 did
      not exist. It will only work with FileMaker Pro 2.x. Page Jan 46 97
      MACWORLD EXPO Find us in San Francisco! Mascone Center, South Hall.
      January 7-10. Our Corel booth number: 425 Stop by for amazing show
      specials on CorelDRAW 6 Suite, Corel WordPerfect, and PrintHouse-a new
      program for the Mac that creates greeting cards, banners, letterheads,
      logos, and more! Our FTP site is loaded with good stuff! We encourage
      you to check it out and download any goodies you find.
      FTP://ftp.corel.com/pub/wordperfect/wpmac We wanted to make you aware
      of a few great items: Page Jan 47 97 Updated Language Modules
      FTP://ftp.corel.com/pub/wordperfect/wpmac/dictionaries There are only
      3: French, German, and Spanish. Remember, Language Modules do not allow
      you to type text in a specified language, they only provide a
      dictionary and thesaurus in the specified language.
      French: French_Dict_Thes.hqx German: German_Dict_Thes.hqx
      Spanish: Spanish_Dict_Thes.hqx HTML macros
      FTP://ftp.corel.com/pub/wordperfect/wpmac/macros These macros are
      accompanied by a new button bar that will assist you in your HTML
      documents with creating forms and borders. HTML Read Me.hqx *Check out
      our Monthly Macros section. It features a few of these HTML macros!!
      Page Jan 48 97 We want to hear from you! Give us your comments and take
      the opportunity to write an article, macro, or tip and trick for the
      News. Submit all entries to: wpmacnews@.... Each entry is not
      guaranteed to be published in the News, but we will definitely work
      with you and do our best to make sure you achieve your WPMac News
      debut. WRITE FOR US AND SEE YOUR NAME IN LIGHTS Want to select a free
      CD from a stash of Corel WordPerfect CDs (selection may vary)? The only
      requirement for this free CD is to have your article published as the
      Cover Story in WPMac News. We are giving you the opportunity to write
      for us. We will select those articles that are informative,
      easy-to-read, and cover any of the features found in WordPerfect for
      the Macintosh. It’s as easy as this: • Pick a feature, or group of
      similar features, from WPMac. • Write an informative feature article.
      (Review some of the Feature Highlights from our Back Issues for helpful
      hints and guidelines). • Submit a copy of the article to:
      wpmacnews@.... Subject should be Cover Story. Please leave your
      name, address, phone, and email. Page Jan 49 97 • We will respond as
      soon as possible. No guarantees that your article will be published in
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      MACROS If writing is not your thing, but macros are...this is for you.
      We want to see what macros you have written to help with your work in
      WPMac. Submit any macro written in WordPerfect for Macintosh to
      wpmacnews@... (be sure you provide your name, address, phone, and
      email). Again, no guarantees that your macro will appear in the News.
      But, if we love your macro and think our readers will to, you will
      receive a free, snazzy WPMac mug. SUBMIT YOUR TIPS & TRICKS What is
      your favorite WPMac tip or trick? No free stuff given away for this
      one, but we will publish your name along side your entry in the News.
      Submit to wpmacnews@.... Include name, phone, and email. Page Jan
      50 97 GIVE US THE SCOOP What features or questions would you like to
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