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.)