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
184.108.40.2068.) To use these Projects in a more recent version of WP, see "Using older
- 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 explained below.
- 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
- Then -
- Click anywhere outside the box to exit
from editing it.
- 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.