How to make a 1/4-page folded greeting
card in WordPerfect using subdivided pages
WordPerfect 8 shipped with a Greeting Card
project template, but it may be missing in later versions.
NOTE: WordPerfect 10 templates (including
a greeting card template) can be downloaded from Corel's
FTP site. WordPerfect 11+ versions shipped with a greeting
card template. (However, WP12's was broken up to at least version
220.127.116.118.) To use these Projects in a more recent version of
WP, see "Using
older WordPerfect Projects..."
- Begin by subdividing the page with Format,
Page, Page Setup, and in WordPerfect 9 and later, click the <Layout
tab>. (In WP8, click the <Divide Page tab>.)
- Then set "Divide Page" to 2 columns
and 2 rows. (Divide Page is a separate button in WP9.) This allows
subdividing a physical page into 4 "logical" pages.
- The first thing to do at this point
is use <Ctrl+Enter> or click on Insert, New Page while
inside each logical page to add a hard page break and expand
the logical pages to show all 4 pages on screen, like the example
below. (Numbers indicate the page number shown on WP's status
bar.) Thus, you have 1 physical page -- a standard sheet of paper
in your printer -- divided into 4 logical pages or subdivisions.
- Next, to edit a section of the card, click
on the appropriate logical page with your mouse to place your
cursor in it. Then either enter some text or click Insert, Text
Box to create a text box on that page.
- For the greeting card's main page
-- the first page your recipient will see (usually, page #4 above)
-- a text box is optional, but it gives you an easy way to add
a fill pattern or border to the box to set off your text. You
can insert a graphic image on the page (or in a watermark). But
you will need a box for the card's inside page (usually,
page #1 above), with the box's contents rotated 180 degrees as
- In the above format, page 3 will become the
back of the card and could have some "identifier" text
such as "Hand made by your best friend."
- If you are using a Text Box -
- On your screen, notice that the box appears
floating on the page with your cursor in it, ready for editing.
You can enter some text now, or later after the box is rotated
(if it is rotated).
- Then -
- Click anywhere outside the box to exit from
- Right-click on the box to bring up the context
menu and set the the Position to Page.
- Right-click again to set the Size to Full/Full
(or drag the box borders to the desired size and position on
- Right-click and set the Border to <none>
if no border is desired.
- For a rotated box,
right-click and set the Content to 180 degrees (you might also
want to set the Content's vertical position to Centered or Bottom,
since any text will now be rotated 180 degrees and "bottom"
becomes "top" on the folded card).
- Left-click inside the box to edit it and
add your text if you have not already done so.
- Close the box (File, Close -- or use the
property bar's Close icon) when done.