See also Splitter
This macro lets you to select material (with
your mouse or keyboard) in the current document (or any open document)
and automatically clip (i.e., copy or move) it to a separate temporary
document with a mouse click, then return you back to the original
document. Several options are available from a menu [image].
[To split the current document into
several new documents on disk, see Splitter.]
- A small pop-up dialog [image] or "clipper tool" remains
on screen until dismissed, to allow multiple clips while the macro is
can have up to eight (8) open documents on screen from which to clip
material; the macro will open and use a new temporary document to hold
all your clips in one place.
If you use WordPerfect X6 (or later)
in multiple-instance mode (i.e., separate windows), you must use
Clipper on documents that are only
open in the same instance of
WordPerfect in which you launched Clipper. See Limitations
material is appended to previous selections (i.e., in sequential
order) in the separate document. Each clip is separated with hard
returns, short dashes, or full-length
(custom) lines, depending on which menu choice you make when you start
can navigate forward and backward in the current document, or even open
and/or switch between other source documents, whenever Clipper is
- Starting with version 1.16 you can also
clip material from inside text boxes, text box captions, and graphic
Operation and options
the macro (see the Downloading... link in the left sidebar if you are
not familiar with getting and using a macro from a site like this).
The macro will display an initial menu and then it lets you clip material from the following areas -
- body text (including text to which a style
has been applied)
- headers and footers
- footnotes and endnotes
- text boxes (including their captions, if
- graphic image captions
- WordPerfect comments
- [WordPerfect X6 and later:] any document in
the same WordPerfect window
from which the macro was started (see Limitations
areas of the document cannot be processed. For
example, if you try to edit and select material inside a watermark or a
style code the
macro will display an error message and then quit (previously stored
clips in the temporary document are not affected). These items are
part of a group of several WordPerfect "substructures" that are not
designed to be
"click-to-edit" from the main document screen during typical document
finished clipping, click the "Done" button on the clipper tool dialog.
The macro will return to the separate clippings document, which you can
then save to disk.
let you -
- either copy or move the selected material to
the new temporary document;
- add redline
attributes to selections in the current document (and optionally remove
all redline first from the current document);
material as unformatted ("plain") text, or clip it with all attributes
(bold, italic, etc.) and any graphics and/or highlighting;
- set the type of separator between clips --
e.g., hard returns, a short dashed line, or a full length graphic line (also see Tips below); and
- set the position of the Copy or Move
dialog box ("clipper tool") on your screen.
Note: Menu default choices and the
style of the custom line can be set at the top of the macro code
in the redlined User Modification
Area of the macro code.
WordPerfect X6 introduced the
ability to open multiple instances of itself (a/k/a separate windows),
each containing up to 9 documents.
However, the current macro language does
not appear to provide a means to determine when the cursor is in a
separate window. Hence, this macro
will not clip anything from any window that is different from the one
where the macro was started.
If you try to do it, you probably will see an error message and you
probably will find some duplicate entries in the clip list -- i.e., the
last entry stored on the Windows clipboard will be re-used as the
This limitation might change in
the future, probably depending on Corel implementing new macro
commands, but for now it is best to clip material only from open
documents in the same window from which you started the macro.
alternative to Clipper: WordPerfect has a built-in feature,
Edit>Append, that can append sequential selections of copied text to
previous selections on the Windows clipboard. Simply copy the first
selection with the usual Edit>Copy (or <Ctrl+C>) and then make
subsequent copies with Edit>Append. When you paste the material in
another location or another document, the clips will be pasted together
- Unlike Clipper, however, the
Edit>Append feature doesn't let you separate the clips, or move them
(cut-and-paste) out of one document and into another (you have to
delete the original selections).
- Note that the Edit>Append feature can
be assigned to a keystroke combination such as <Alt+C>. See here.
the progress of your clips:
While Clipper is active you can view your clips in the temporary
document any time. The easiest way is to click on its Document tab on
the Appl;ication Bar. (This can be enabled with View, Application Bar.)
- Text boxes
and box captions:
If you want to clip material from a text box, box caption, or graphic
caption, double-click on the box to get inside the box, then make your
selection. If you simply select the entire box or graphic from the main
screen you will need to also select some adjacent text, or Clipper will
not "see" the box or image.
- Using the
clips with indexes: Clipper can be used to copy words and
phrases into a separate (new) document, which can
then be saved and used as a concordance
file to help index a document.
Use the options to copy the clipped material as plain
text and separate the items with a single hard
return. The document could also be added to an existing
such as one created with the WordList
macro, to create a comprehensive concordance file. Related tip: You can also quickly
convert normal spaces in selected phrases into hard spaces with the Hspacer macro to keep the selected words
together in the index.
redline: You can play the macro at a later time to remove
all redline attributes from a
document that you might have added with option 2 above or that you
might have added by the usual methods (e.g., Format, Font, Redline):
Simply enable the checkbox, "Remove existing redline codes," play the
macro, then exit from the macro. This merely does the same thing as
using Find and Replace to remove all [Redln] codes in the document.
the dashed line after Clipper plays: If you used the short
dashed line (- - - - -) option to separate all clipped text in the new
document, you can use Edit> Find and Replace to change these
separators to something else, such as a symbol (using Ctrl+w to insert
a symbol in the Replace field): Select the first dashed line
with mouse or keyboard, then bring up the Find and Replace dialog (the
selected dashed line should then be seen in the Find field). Enter a
replacement character or string of characters or symbol, then click
defaults: Your prreferred choices can be set at the top of the
macro code in the User
Modification Area of the macro code.