| Barry MacDonnell's
Toolbox for WordPerfect
Macros, tips, and
templates for Corel® WordPerfect® for Windows®
|Page updated June 20, 2015|
notes about macros for users of
WordPerfect 188.8.131.523 (WP9 service pack 4) and later versions
Are you getting an error message about "obsolete" commands the first time you play (or compile) a macro?
Older macros on this site, and perhaps on many other sites, may contain obsolete but still valid commands which, if the macro is played or edited for the first time in WordPerfect 9 (service pack 4, a/k/a version 184.108.40.2063) or WordPerfect 10, will give a warning message. Corel implemented this warning message in WP9/SP4.
If you use some of the older macros on this site in a newer version of WP you may still see the warning message at least once. The reason is that I may have not been able or willing to replace some older "obsolete" commands such as those listed below.
Therefore, you may still get a warning message about these commands the first time you play the macro in the newer version of WP. Just dismiss the warning message and continue to recompile the macro.
Once these commands are finally removed by Corel in some future version of WordPerfect, the macro will not compile under that version and will not play under it. [Sorry, but this is a decision that will be made by Corel, not by me.] Use the replacement code from the link above.