Related items -
- Two simple macros that create a small box with rounded corners around
a letter, number, or other character -- including symbols (one macro
provides normal text, the other creates a reverse color box).
• Box2Text - A macro that moves all text inside each text
box in a document to the current box's position in the document, then
deletes the empty box. Options let you pause the macro at each item for confirmation, etc.
• Attaching graphic images: How to keep a graphic image or text box from "jumping around" on a page or moving to another page (plus: how to group images)
• Several ways to "stamp" labels or other useful
information on each page (or a range of pages) of a document with
headers, footers, text boxes, etc. See here.
• WordPerfect X7 comes with a new macro, SendToTextBox.wcm.
It "moves the currently selected text into a [borderless]
character-anchored text box". Select the text and type the macro's name
in the Play Macro window (see Tools, Macro, Play). Right click to
rotate Content, change Position to Page, etc. [For more on attaching
graphics and text boxes to a character, paragraph, or page see here.]
Contains two macros:
A macro that creates a box with rounded
corners around document text, like this:
If text was selected before playing the
macro, the box is placed at the current insertion point in the
document. If no text was selected, a dialog pops up to allow you to
enter text manually, and the resulting box "floats" on the page so that
it can be moved (dragged) to the desired position.
While WordPerfect has a feature to
enclose paragraphs and pages with border lines, this macro allows you
to "box" fewer text characters -- such as a word or phrase -- and with
one that has rounded corners. (If you simply select some text and click
Insert, Text Box -- or click the Text Box toolbar icon -- the selection
will be inserted automatically in a text box, but it will not have the
rounded corners that this macro gives you without making some manual
You also can use it to place floating
box labels in a document with connecting lines (thereby creating "callouts"; also see the tip on drawing arrows on the Tips page).
You can make minor modifications to the
box in the redlined area of the macro's code, such as border style,
spacing between the border and text, and the degree of corner rounding.
See the instructions at the top of the code.
TEXTBOX.WCM complements WP's shipping
macro, REVERSE.WCM (which produces rectangular boxes with white text on
a black background). It is fully annotated so that you can adjust
default values. (Also see LETRBOX.)
A macro that creates a text box with
a thin top and bottom border (just the two horizontal "lines": no
side borders) around previously selected text. The box has minimum
inside and outside dimensions, so you can play it on words in a line of
While WP has a feature to enclose
paragraphs and pages (Format, Paragraph [or Page], Border/Fill), this
macro allows you to "box" fewer text characters -- even a single
Select some text on the page and play
The resulting boxed text will be
attached at the current insertion point as a character. This
will keep the text at the same place on the same line. (Graphics can be
attached to a Character, Paragraph, or Page.)
Text box attributes and absolute
positioning can be edited later (right-click on the box). They also can
be moved to another position.
To move a text box
assigned as a character, you can cut (Edit > Cut) the box from the
document and paste it (with Edit > Paste) to another location.
However, if you want to drag
it you will need to change its position first: Right-click it to bring
up the context menu. Select Position, then "Attach box to...Page". You
will now be able to drag the box using the Windows four-headed drag
arrow symbol. (Or, choose Position from the context menu to set a
specific position and attachment type.)
You may be able to use a different
border or different spacing between the borders and the inside and
outside areas. See the redlined code in the macro.