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Toolbox for WordPerfect

Macros, tips, and templates for Corel® WordPerfect® for Windows®
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Tips, Tricks and Techniques
and free Macros and Templates
for Corel® WordPerfect® for Windows®

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Hundreds of macros (and some templates) to help you automate documents and tasks ... see the Library and Other Authors page.

All macro code is viewable just like any WordPerfect document or template, and most are annotated to help those who wish to craft their own custom macros. (See here for some links to other resources.) For information on how to download them from this site and use them on your own system, see here.

Blue bullet Hundreds of user tips ... see the Tips & Tricks page and related pages.

The tips on this site are for a wide range of people, from beginners to advanced users. You can simply skip over the advanced ones until you are more comfortable with the program.

You will notice that some tips pages here are loaded -- even "crammed" -- with information. This is because this site, unlike a blog or other interactive site, was designed as a repository ("toolbox") of both practical How To tips and troubleshooting methods. It is the result of over 20 years of personal use and customization of 12 major versions of WordPerfect (as of 2015), as well as information gleaned during that time from other users on various WordPerfect sites while helping them solve problems or exchange tips.

Since no one can know if even a tiny snippet of information might hold the answer to your question or a solution to your problem, the author diligently added the information as it became available. (
A good example of this is the page on Repairing WordPerfect documents and templates.)

Therefore, consider at least scanning a topic to get a general overview. You never know what else you might learn that will save you time and effort in the long run.

Finally, don't be put off by the sheer volume of information on these pages. As Roy "lemoto" Lewis [Corel C_Tech] remarked, "An explanation in words makes any activity seem more complex than it is in practice. To test this, write out instructions for boiling a kettle or putting a letter into an envelope. Or ride a bicycle."

Blue bullet Need more help?

Because this site requires a large amount of time to keep it updated, and because the author is retired with other things to do, it isn't an interactive "help desk". Here are some general tips when you have problems or you are seeking more information about how to do something in WordPerfect and you haven't had much luck using the program's built in Help (F1 key).

Some recent additions and updates . . .

All items on this site are free.
(See copyright and distribution policies.)
This site is solely supported by donations

Blue bullet ConvertCase (v1.02)
"Convert case" is a push-button macro that converts the current word or selection into either upper case, initial capitals, initial capitals for all words, lower case (except the beginning of sentences), lower case for all letters, or reverse case. (The latter 2 functions are not native to WordPerfect.) Updated 09/17/15 (includes a new, separate macro with just the reverse case function).

Blue bullet A PC Magazine Review (09/15/14) of WordPerfect Office X7 references the Toolbox site and a particular macro ("...if you want to replace underlined text with italics..."). It is Replace Codes which is downloadable on the Other Authors page here.

Blue bullet FindBrokenXRef (v1.04)
"Find broken cross references" - A macro that finds any broken cross reference link so that you can fix the cross reference. Updated 08/17/14.

Blue bullet ConverXRefNumbers (v1.01)
"Convert cross reference numbers" - A macro that converts all cross reference displayed numeric values (i.e., their codes) into plain text characters. Updated 08/05/14.

Blue bullet  DelCodes
Three macros:
(1) DelCodes.wcm deletes one or more menu-selected format codes such as bold, hypertext, tab set, etc.
(2) DelExtraHR.wcm deletes all multiple adjacent hard return codes and replaces them with a single hard return.
(3) DelPairs.wcm deletes "empty" pairs of format codes such as [Und On][Und Off] that may have been left behind in a document after editing. Updated 07/05/14.

Blue bullet DateIns (v1.03)
"Date Inserter" - Pop up a menu with a scrollable calendar and quickly insert any selected date into your document in various static date (text) formats, including "legal-style" dates. A menu option lets you add or subtract "x" days from the date before it is inserted. Updated 07/02/2014.

Blue bullet PleadingSetup (v1.01)
Pleading Setup.wcm is an alternative to WordPerfect's own Pleading.wcm macro (i.e., the Pleading Paper feature and also the Legal Pleading Expert), but with some significant differences. Updated 02/15/14.

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and the Other Authors page]

Barry MacDonnell's
Toolbox for WordPerfect
Macros, Tips, and Templates
WordPerfect® for Windows®

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