Using "Other Codes" in WordPerfect
(Format > Line > 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
Indent paragraphs with
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
- [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
regular tab settings. Use a hard tab when you need to insert a tab
without changing the tab type or affecting the tabs for the rest of the
- 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> or <Shft+Tab> to
enter a hard back tab (a.k.a., "margin release") to outdent the first line of a paragraph.
▸ You can also add a button to a toolbar or property bar for a hard
back tab. It's under the Format drop list in the Toolbar Editor (named
"Back Tab"; its icon is an arrow pointing leftward toward a vertical
bar or margin). To add it to a toolbar or property bar see here.
▸ See also Tab settings in WordPerfect.
- 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