- WP 3.5e shipped with a Help module, containing several
files (general, macro, grammar) that are all accessed from
the Help menu. The general file can also be accessed with
the Help command on the [Classic] Apple menu. This is in
addition to balloon help and the wonderfully interactive
WordPerfect Guide, using the Macintosh Guide engine, both
also available from the Help menu.
There's yet _another_ WP Help module, which has sat unused
in my Help folder and probably many others. This is
QuickHelp, which I think was going to be part of WP Help in
the OpenDoc environment, which Apple canceled before it saw
the light of day.
QuickHelp has an excellent index, and even better
searching. Both standard Help and the WP Guide have string
search, while QuickHelp supports an advanced Boolean
I've never seen another Mac program with as many different,
independent sources of assistance.
For that matter, the manual is available (in the Files
section here) in two formats: PDF and Envoy.
I put QuickHelp on the SheepShaver image but,
unfortunately, something's wrong with the copy I used and
it doesn't work well. A good copy, plus a more recent version
of SheepShaver, when one is released, will be on an update to
Meanwhile, QuickHelp is available to all of us, on any OS
version, in the Files section here (this copy is a good
one). On my machine, I put the QuickHelp folder in an
out-of-the-way place and put an alias to the WordPerfect
Help file in my OtherMenu/script menu, where it's as easy
to access as the two other WP Help engines are on WP's Help
menu. The OtherMenu utility, BTW, is a terrific addition to
the Classic or SheepShaver environment.