Using "Other Codes" in WordPerfect
> Other Codes)
Related pages -
Hyphens, hard hyphens
[a/k/a "hyphen characters"], soft hyphens, and hyphenation
soft returns . . . What they are and how they work
with dot leaders
Format > Line > Other Codes brings up
[Some of the above format codes can be inserted
with existing shortcuts
or assigned to a <shortcut key>.]
- Hard space [HSpace].
Hard spaces, like hard hyphens [a/k/a "hyphen characters"],
are useful in several circumstances, to "glue" words,
numbers or dates together to prevent them from splitting to the
next line by word wrap. The default shortcut key to insert a
hard space is <Ctrl+Space>.
- [See also HSPACER,
a macro to convert regular spaces in a selection of text
to hard spaces. See also "Pasting
as unformatted text": WordPerfect 11 and later versions
converts hard spaces to regular spaces when you paste this way,
but you can use a macro to avoid this.]
- Hard tabs and
Hard tabs with dot leaders. Hard tabs do not change when
you change tab settings. Use a hard tab when you need to insert
a tab without changing the tab type of affect the tabs for the
rest of the document.
- For example, you can add a hard tab to one
line in a paragraph and not change the tabs set for the other
lines. You can also insert a hard tab with a dot leader. [For
more on indenting paragraphs with dot leaders see here.]
- You can use <Ctrl+Shift+Tab> to enter
a hard back tab.
- End centering/alignment [End Cntr/Align]. This code is often used with line centering (Format
> Line > Center), right tabs, or decimal tabs. It doesn't
turn off justification, it simply stops previous text
alignment when you insert it in a line of text, up to the next
alignment code or up to a return to ordinary text.
- For example, if you want to add text to the
end of the centered line without also pushing the other text
leftward, you would type some text, insert a line-center code
([Hd Center on Marg]) with <Shift+F7>, then
insert the End centering/alignment code from the dialog (see
above), then type the new (non-centered) text.
- Another example: If you want to line up numbers
or words in a tabbed list with a right tab, but you want to add
an asterisk (*) to the end of a number/word (which would normally
throw the items out of alignment), just insert the End centering/alignment
code [End Cntr/Align] after the number/word and immediately
type the astersisk or other material. [Thanks to Jycast, Robin,
and Noal Mellot at WordPerfect Universe for this tip.]
- Hyphens. See
"Hyphens, hard hyphens [a/k/a "hyphen characters"],
soft hyphens, and hyphenation soft returns . . . What they are
and how they work" here.
- Cancel hyphenation of word. This codes wraps words that span the hyphenation
zone to the next line.
- Thousands separator.
You can change the character used to separate hundreds from thousands.