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Toolbox for WordPerfect

Macros, tips, and templates for Corel® WordPerfect® for Windows®
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What's here . . .

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

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

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 reference for both practical useage tips and troubleshooting tips. It gathers together information from various sources over many years and many versions of WordPerfect (and it contains many new tips, too!).

Since no one can know if even a tiny snippet of information might hold the answer to your question or 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 frustration in the long run. And, 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?

This site isn't an interactive "help desk," so 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).

If you are new to WordPerfect (and even if you are not) you should consider obtaining a good book on the basic features of the program. Such books usually pay for themselves many times over by decreasing frustration and increasing productivity. Once you learn the basics, advanced information on this site will be more useful to you.

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  FindBrokenXRef (v1.01)
"Find broken cross references" - A macro that finds any broken cross reference link so that you can fix or remove the cross reference. Uploaded 07/16/14.

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.

Blue bullet EdgeText (v1.05)
A macro that can place short lines of text, the date, and/or the filename at one of eight places around the edges of the page, outside the page margins, on all pages or just specific pages. Easily customizable. Updated 06/25/13 with additional ability to use multiple lines in the text box.

Blue bullet Clipper (v1.16)
A macro that lets you select material in the current document (or any open WordPerfect document) and automatically clip (copy or move) it to a separate temporary document. Clipped material is sequentially appended to the temporary document with several user-defined separators. A dialog remains on screen until dismissed to allow multiple clips. Updated  11/14/12.

Blue bullet DeleteRC (v2.0)
"Delete empty Rows and/or Columns" - A "clean up" macro that deletes all empty rows or columns in the current table -- i.e., those without any visible (keyboard) characters.  Particularly useful with large tables that span multiple pages. Updated 11/08/12 with new options and improvements.

Blue bulletAlphaDiv (v1.02)
A macro that divides any alphabetized list -- such as an index or directory -- either with the appropriate capital letter between each section (A, B, C, etc.) or with a blank line between each section. Includes several formatting options. Updated 06/15/12 with several new options and improvements.

Blue bullet WordList (v1.0)
A macro that can create either a frequency list of each of the words in the document (or in a selection of text), or an alphabetical list of words that have been used at least once (which can then be used to create a concordance file for indexing a document). Uploaded 02/08/12.

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