See also -
In WordPerfect 8 and later versions, you can use a QuickWord to instantly insert
blocks of material.
QuickWords are not just for words: There are many things for which you can use a QuickWord.
For example, you can insert -
- large blocks of standard boilerplate
- letterheads, logos, or other graphic images
- headers, footers,
- mailing addresses and custom
envelope return addresses
- signature blocks
- custom styles and
- specially formatted paragraphs (e.g., tab
sets), tables, columns, screenplay character names, numbers and
letters, etc. — the list is almost endless.
QuickWords can speed up your work and help eliminate typing and
formatting errors. If you need to use the same material again
in the current document or in future documents, consider using QuickWords.
Basically, a QuickWord is an abbreviated form (or abbreviation) of something you wish to insert in the document. It is composed of a few unique, easy-to-remember
characters that you type into the document.
Typically the characters are preceded by a special "trigger key" or "signal key" — such as
a backslash (e.g., \name, \logo, etc.) or by any other rarely
used character (e.g., ~joe or `123).
Though it is not a requirement for a QuickWord to function, using a leading
trigger character helps prevent the abbreviated form from being
accidentally expanded if it is the same as some other normal word you
might use or something that QuickCorrect might recognize, such
as those used in the examples in the previous paragraph (name,
logo, Joe, etc.).
In a sense, it signals
WordPerfect (and you) that what follows should be treated as a QuickWord. On the other hand, QuickCorrect does not require them either — and they probably shouldn't be used in QuickCorrect since that feature
is used to make automatic corrections and/or to "speed type." Using a
backslash (e.g.) with QuickWords is a good way to differentiate between
these two features.
Tip: QuickWrods cannot natively handle possessives (e.g., Joseph Smith's) the way QuickCorrect can (using the trick here],
but if you need to use them you can simply create a second version of
the QuickWord with a similar abbreviation (e.g., ~joe and ~joes).
QuickWords expand automatically into whatever you have previously assigned to the
QuickWord. (This assumes you have set them to do so. See "How to create, use, and revise QuickWords"
below.) When you type the QuickWord abbreviation into a document
and follow it with a space, tab, or hard return (i.e., <Enter>)
— sometimes called the activation key — the assigned material is immediately inserted as a block (i.e.,
not character by character), similar to WordPerfect's Insert,
[Tip: You can optionally expand
all QuickWord abbreviations in the document at once at a later
time with a Corel shipping macro; see here.
Or you can expand just a single QuickWord using a macro assigned
to a menu, toolbar button, or shortcut key (explained here); to record such a macro see here, or see the one-line macro example in the Notes below.]
QuickWords are stored in their own special
QuickWords template, so they are available in any document. Each WordPerfect
version has its own QuickWords template. See "Managing and Troubleshooting your QuickWords" below
for more on where this template is stored so you can back it up, migrate its entries, fix it, etc.
Finally: QuickWords are similar to — but more powerful than — the QuickCorrect feature. Each has advantages and disadvantages, and you might want to compare them to other methods of inserting boilerplate material.
How to create,
use, and revise QuickWords
To create a QuickWord . . .
This is easier to do than it might appear...
- First set up the material you wish to
quickly insert later in the current (or future) document. This typically includes a contiguous block of text
— even several long paragraphs — along with any desired
WordPerfect formatting or graphics, but it can be just a formatting
element such as the codes for a special watermark, footer, table,
etc. This is the material the QuickWord will insert in a document
any time you need it.
- It is sometimes useful to do this in a new,
blank document (unless you also want to also "capture"
some material in the current document). For example, you could
type several "boilerplate" paragraphs, complete with
formatting. Or you could set up your letter's entire closing
(even with a scanned graphic signature "anchored" to
the closing's paragraph; see the tip
below). Use any styles or other formatting you wish, even tables
- Caveat: If
you do this while editing a custom
template (.wpt), and proceed with the next steps to create
the QuickWord, the QuickWord will be stored in that template,
not in the special QuickWords template.
Thus it will not be available in other documents created from
different templates, such as the standard default
template. While storing QuickWords in a custom template might
be useful in certain circumstances, such as in an automated
template, most users probably should set up the QuickWord
material in an ordinary document or in a blank document, not
inside a custom template, and proceed with the next steps. (If
you want to do it anyway, see the tip below.)
- Select the text, graphics, and any related
codes using the Reveal Codes window to ensure you capture everything
for the new QuickWord.
- Selection may be easier in Reveal Codes if
you place the insertion cursor just to the left of the material
-- particularly any relevant codes — and then hold down
the <Shift> key while you press the <Right Arrow>
key to select the material. Some find this easier and more accurate
than using a mouse to select text with adjacent codes
- If you are selecting format codes,
you may need to include any "Off" codes as well as
"On" codes. Some formatting in WordPerfect is achieved
by bracketing the material by an On/Off code-pair. Bold, Italics,
Highlighting, and similar formatting are examples of this. Be
sure to select both codes of the code-pair.
- Click Tools, QuickWords, and give the
new QuickWord a name in the "Abbreviated form"
field (just above the list of any existing QuickWords).
- You should precede the QuickWord's name (technically,
an abbreviated form or abbreviation) with a backslash (e.g., \draft or \copy)
or other unique and little-used character (such as a tilde, ~)
to help prevent possible confusion with the same characters used
elsewhere in the document, when you type the QuickWord. Preceding
characters are not required but they are highly recommended.
- Click on the Add Entry button to add the QuickWord
to the list.
- Click the Options button and select "Expand
as text with Formatting."
- From WordPerfect's Help: "When you expand
text as plain text, you can insert a QuickWord in a document
other than the one where it was created, and the QuickWord text
will look the same as the other text in that document. When you
expand text as formatted text [as recommended here], you can
insert a QuickWord in a document and include the formatting and
graphics that appeared with the QuickWord when you created it."
If you are using WordPerct 10 or later version, and choose the
"Expand as plain text" option, be sure to aslo
enable the new feature available in those versions in
Tools, Settings, Environment: "Use WordPerfect 9 text
selection." If this setting is disabled (i.e., not ticked)
during QuickWord creation you might find that some of
your newly created QWs expand with an extra hard return in them.
If this happens, see Footnote
2 here about this bug and how to work around it.
- If you want the QuickWord to expand as
you type it (the typical case), make
sure the "Expand QuickWords when you type them" box
is checked (ticked) at the bottom of the QuickWord dialog box.
To use a QuickWord . . .
- Type the QuickWord — plus a <space>
character, or a <Tab>, or press the <Enter> key —
on the page where you want it to begin. The
abbreviation should expand in place. (If it doesn't, see the
Notes and tips below.)
- In some cases you might want to delete the
extra <space>, <Tab>, or hard return code ([HRt])
that was used to expand the QuickWord. See the Notes and tips
section below for a simple macro that can simultaneously insert
the QuickWord abbreviation and expand it, without also inserting these
To revise a QuickWord . . .
- Either -
- make revisions directly in the document that has an expanded
- or -
- open a new blank document and type the
QuickWord; when it expands, make your revisions to the expanded
material. (Reveal Codes can help in either scenario.)
- Tip: This second option might be easier to work
with if you have a complex QuickWord, since it isolates the material
from any other surrounding text and format codes.
- Delete the old QuickWord in Tools, QuickWords.
- Tip: You can skip this step and create
a new abbreviation (next step) if you want to keep the old one.
- Select the entire block of revised material
and create a new QuickWord. (Again, Reveal Codes can help here.)
Why don't my QuickWords
- If you have not checked (i.e., ticked) the "Expand
QuickWords when you type them" box at the bottom of the
QuickWord dialog, the QuickWords won't expand. However,
you can expand all QuickWords at once by playing the EXPNDALL.WCM
shipping macro, usually located in your default or supplemental macro
folder (see Tools, Settings, Files, Merge/Macro for these locations).
[Note: You can assign a macro to a menu, toolbar, or shortcut key for
quick and easy access: see here.]
will not expand if you have a macro toolbar or a merge
toolbar showing on any open document (even if empty). You can run the macro Abbrev.wcm to force a QuickWord
expansion immediately. You can also use the EXPNDALL.WCM macro
to expand all QuickWords later (e.g., after the merge has finished). [Note: You can assign a macro to a menu, toolbar, or shortcut key for quick and easy access: see here.]
- QuickWords (specifically, their abbreviated forms) are "words"
and therefore need to be separated from preceding characters
with a space, tab, indent, etc. Otherwise they will not normally
expand when you follow the QuickWord with a space, tab, or hard
HOWEVER, you can work around this if you need
to produce a QuickWord expansion in the middle of a string of
characters, such as in a mathematical formula.
You will need to -
(a) create the QuickWord
as described above (using the "Expand as text with Formatting"
option), then -
(b) create a one-line macro with
this command in it:
"\2"; Template: QuickWords!)
This example assumes the QuickWord abbreviation
"\2" was previously created (but without quotes) to
produce the superscripted number 2.
You can, of course, use any QuickWord
in the macro command, as long as you use the syntax shown and
specify the QuickWord abbreviation's name in quotes.
- To copy this macro code to your WordPerfect
program, see here. You can then assign this macro to a keystroke
combination, toolbar button, or menu, as described here.
This will make it very easy to use in a document.
- For additional macro code to automatically
delete any "bracketing" [Font] and [Font Size]
codes that might be imported with the QuickWord (and thereby
conflict with the current font and size in effect at that location,
see Footnote 1 below.
- See also the tip
below which uses a more robust macro (ReplWithQW)
to expand multiple instances of a QuickWord in a document, after
the final draft is completed.
- All your QuickWords are stored in a
special template (see "Managing and
troubleshooting your QuickWords" below). They are not
stored in the document (.wpd) you are working on at the moment. Rather,
they are added to the QuickWord template when you exit the program.
Like any computer file, this file can be damaged, so it is wise to back
it up frequently. Also, if the QuickWord template file is deleted or it
is not in the expected location (see below), a new virgin copy will be generated when you next load WordPerfect.
tips for using QuickWords
See also "Managing
and troubleshooting your QuickWords" below.
Use a leading (or following) "special character" in QuickWord
If you click on Tools>QuickWords, you will
see that the samples shipped with some versions of WordPerfect
are preceded by a backslash [\]. This is not essential, but if
there is any chance that your QuickWord abbreviation may also
be acceptable as a word or something that QuickCorrect
might recognize, you are advised to use a leading '\' (or similar
character, such as the tilde [~]) to avoid expansion of the abbreviation.
For example, don't use 'BP' as the QuickWord for 'The patient's
BP was normal' [since BP could also mean the oil and gas company!]. But you could use '~BP' or even 'PBP,' if it
is an abbreviation that is unlikely to be automatically corrected
by QuickCorrect. [Thanks to Charles Rossiter for this tip.]
can, of course, use a following trigger character (e.g., 'BP~') but the
pattern of a leading character plus an abbreviation might be easier to
Record a macro
to insert and expand a QuickWord:
- Click on Tools, Macro, Record;
- give the macro a name;
- position the cursor in the document where
you want the QuickWord to expand (assuming you have set QuickWords
to expand as explained above, under "How to create and use
- select the QuickWord with Tools, QuickWords;
- click Insert in Text (you need to insert it at least once during recording);
- stop the macro recording with the Stop button
on the macro toolbar.
- The macro can then be assigned to a menu,
toolbar button, or shortcut key as explained here, and used again at any document location.
Create matching envelopes
for your letterhead.
If you have WordPerfect8 and later, you can
use a QW to insert your custom return address (including
different font sizes and a graphic logo) in the Envelope dialog.
Use a QuickWord to stamp a document with DRAFT, COPY, etc.
Automatically add your
scanned signature to a .WPD document.
- Scan a printed document that contains your
signature. Use a high resolution for the scan.
- Clip ("crop") just the signature
from the scanned image (probably a .BMP or .JPG image) with any
graphics program (WordPerfect Office's Presentations should do
the job, or use something like PaintShopPro), then insert it
between previously typed closing lines of text ("Sincerely...").
- Position the graphic signature, and then
anchor it to "Character" or "Paragraph" (not
"Page") by right-clicking the image and choosing Position.
(It will then move with the closing if you add or delete text
later.) Right-click again and choose Wrap, Behind text. You can
make final adjustments by right-clicking the image and choosing
Select Box, then use the mouse to drag the image; or you can
right-click the box and use the Position choice to enter numeric
values. When finished positioning the box, click outside it to
- In Reveal Codes, select both the closing
lines of text and the signature's graphic code, and create a
QuickWord from them, as described above.
- From that point on, typing the QuickWord
will insert both the closing and the signature -- all in one
Set repeating tabs
with a QuickWord.
- For example, to quickly set all tabs 0.25
inches apart, click Format, Line, Tab Set.
- In the Tab Set dialog, set the Tab type (usually,
Left), the Tab position (0.25" from the left margin), and
check the Repeat box and set it to every 0.25". Click on
Set to return to the document.
- (Alternatively, you can also record these
first two steps in a macro and assign
the macro to a toolbar button, menu, or keystroke: see here.)
- Finally, follow the directions above to select
the new [Tab Set] code in the Reveal Codes window and assign
it to a QuickWord, such as "\25".
- Whenever you need the new settings, simply
type "\25" (without quotes) followed by a space and
the new tabs will be set. Backspace to delete the extra space.
- See also TabSet25,
a macro that sets left tabs every 0.25 inches, out to 9.75 inches
(the WordPerfect limit).
Use text and counters
with a QuickWord. [For more on counters
You can automatically and sequentially
number items at the end of a phrase — and you can
even insert a second type of sequentially numbered list (dark red items
below) into the first list (dark
blue items below). This technique works
like an outline, where deleted or inserted items cause automatic
renumbering of subsequent items. WordPerfect will keep the lists
properly — and separately — numbered.
For example -
Interrogatory No. 1.
Did you ever ....
Interrogatory No. 2.
List the people within your division
Interrogatory No. 3.
State where the manager told ....
Production Request No. 1.
Produce all records in the ...
Interrogatory No. 4.
Do you claim that Mr. X never ...
Production Request No. 2.
If your answer is yes ...
And so forth.
1. Open a new, blank document. Create a single-level
counter for each list item (e.g., one for Interrogatory items
and one for Production items) with Insert, Other, Counter, Create.
Enter a name for the counter in the Create Counter Definition
dialog that pops up, and click OK. When finished creating all
counters, click Close to exit from the Counter Numbering dialog.
2. Then, in the main body of the document,
type the leading text phrase and a space ("Interrogatory...
"), then click Insert, Other, Counter. Choose the new, appropriate
counter from the list and then click Display in Document. This
takes you back to the main document. Make sure the insertion
point is to the right of the new code in Reveal Codes. Then click
Insert, Other, Counter, Increase.
You should now have two codes in the
[Count Disp][Count Inc]
— in that order.
The idea is to make WordPerfect display the
number, then (internally) increment it for any counter number
that may follow later in the document.
Add a space, colon, hard left indent, etc.,
as desired to separate and/or format the text that will follow
the two counter codes.
3. Here's the part that automates everything:
Make a QuickWord out of the text phrase and
the two codes (and any following spaces or codes) by using Reveal
Codes to place the cursor just in front of (i.e., to the left
of) the text phrase, and then use <Shift>+<RightArrow>
keys to move the cursor to just after (to the right of) the end
of the phrase and codes.
Now, with the phrase and counter codes and
any formatting codes selected, click on Tools, QuickWords. Give
the QW an easy-to-remember abbreviation, such as "\Int"
(without quotes) for "Interrogatory."
4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 for the other list
item. Use the other counter, of course, and give the QuickWord
a different name (e.g., "\Prod" [without quotes]).
Note that when you create QuickWords, you
should make sure that the "Expand QuickWords when you type
them" box is enabled, and the Option button's "Expand
as text with formatting" is selected.
Now, when you need the items, just type the
QuickWord for them, plus a space, tab, or hard return. The QW
will expand and the counter will number the item. You can add
or delete a counter item, or insert a counter of the second type
between a sequence of the first type, and WordPerfect will keep
them properly — and separately — numbered.
Globally replace text
or symbols with QuickWords, then expand them as needed.
Assuming you have disabled (un-ticked)
the box, "Expand QuickWords when you type them" in
Tools, QuickWords, you can use the shipping macro, EXPNDALL.WCM,
to expand them all at once. (You should find this macro in one
of the folders listed in Tools, Settings, Files, Merge/Macro.
If it is located there, simply type "EXPNDALL" in the
File name field in the dialog box that appears when you click
on Tools, Macro, Play.)
Using Edit, Find and Replace you can first
replace an existing character, word, or symbol anywhere in a
document with a QuickWord abbreviation (e.g., \MyLogo), then
expand all the QuickWord abbreviations throughout the document
Note: The EXPNDALL
macro only works if the QuickWords are individual items and not
part of a word; that is, the QuickWord abbreviation must be separated
from other text characters. Still, this is a quick way to replace, for
example, a text character or number (or a symbol) with a highly
formatted item -- such as a math symbol in a different font and size,
or a specially formatted corporate or product name — that you have
previously created as a QuickWord. [Note also that EXPNDALL will not
work if you are editing a macro of if the merge toolbar is open.]
For a macro that can find an existing character, word,
or symbol wherever it appears in a document and replace it with
an expanded QuickWord — all in one step — see
ReplWithQW. [Since QuickWords
are stored in their own special template, they will be available
in all documents for the same version of WordPerfect on the same
system. See the next section for information on migrating your
QuickWords to another version of WordPerfect.]
Use a QuickWord where
a macro won't work.
Some things cannot be recorded in a macro,
such as creating custom graphics or text box sizes. They must
be hand-coded by a macro writer.
But there is an easy way to insert complicated
structures (such as custom text boxes):
Open Reveal Codes and select the structure
(e.g., the [Box] code) and create a QuickWord from the selected
item. Typing the QuickWord abbreviation later will insert the
item at the cursor location. You can even select adjacent format
codes and/or text along with the structure itself. A single QuickWord
can contain all of these items.
can be stored in custom templates (but...)
Typically, users want QuickWords available
in all documents, so when they are created as explained above,
they are stored in the user's local QuickWords
However, if you edit a custom template and
create a QuickWord while editing that template, the QuickWord
will be stored in that template — not in the standard location
(i.e., the user's QuickWords template).
Although the QuickWord will be available when
you load a document based on that custom template, it will not
expand in the usual way by typing its abbreviation (at
least, in recent versions of WordPerfect). You will need to insert
it and expand it with either the Tools, QuickWords
... "Insert in text" button, or with a macro
(or a template macro) such as this one-line macro (which assumes the QuickWord
is named "\2" and it is stored in the custom template
which spawns the current document):
"\2"; Template: CurrentDoc!)
[Note: You can assign a macro to a menu, toolbar, or shortcut key for quick and easy access: see here.]
troubleshooting your QuickWords
- Problems with QuickWords?
First, see "Why don't my QuickWords work?" above.
Then, if your QuickWords template file might have
become damaged or corrupted, here are some things you can try.
Locate the QuickWords file. Please note that your QuickWords
are typically stored in their own special template file (see
next item below for the file's location), which
can be renamed/backed up the same way as the standard
Keep these things in mind:
- When WordPerfect cannot "see"
this special template (usually because it was renamed or deleted),
it will then create a new, virgin (empty) copy the next time WordPerfect
you have set a new location for your standard WordPerfect default
template (the one shown in Tools, Settings, Files, Templates) then the
currently active QuickWords template will also be stored in that
location, not in the default location mentioned on the Corel page.
In other words, you might have more than one QuickWords template on
your system, so you should identify the active one before proceeding
- If you cannot find the template file (it has a .wpt
filename extension) or the Windows folder seems to be empty, this might
be because of a setting in Windows itself. See here.
Try to repair the current QuickWords
template file. You might be able to salvage the old QuickWords
template file by repairing it using the methods you will find on the page, "Repairing WordPerfect documents and templates - How to find and fix common problems."
An alternative: Try to export/import
the QuickWord entries. You might be able to export your QuickWords
using the method below, then you can simply
delete the QuickWords template file. (Make a back up before deleting
the file. WordPerfect will then create a new, virgin one when
you next load WordPerfect.) Then import the old QuickWords into
the new file.
- QuickWords template location
- QuickWords are stored in their own special template file, QWnnxx.wpt. Here,
"nn" is the WordPerfect version number (e.g., 8, 9
... 14, 15, etc.) and "xx" is the language ("EN"
for all English language versions).
- The QuickWords template is located in the same folder as the WordPerfect default
template as shown in Tools, Settings, Files, Template. Always
look in that dialog to see where the currently specified default
template is located on your system: This is where you will also find
the current QuickWords template.
- Back up your QuickWords
template from time to time.
- Note that if you specify a different folder
for the WordPerfect default template
(which is the one used to create new, blank documents) in Tools,
Settings, Files, Template, then WordPerfect will use that new
folder for the QuickWords template, too. If the QuickWords template
does not exist in that folder, WordPerfect will create a new,
virgin (empty) copy of the QW template the next time WordPerfect is opened.
(It will also do this for a missing WordPerfect default template.)
You can replace the new virgin, copy with the older version,
but it must be named exactly the same.
- You can copy this file to another computer
that is using the same version and language edition of
WordPerfect, for use on that computer. Both the version number
in the QuickWord template's file name (e.g., 15) and the language
code (e.g., US, UK, etc.) must match the new WordPerfect program.
- You can migrate this file to a different
version of WordPerfect. See the next tip,
which shows how to preserve the older version's entries by migrating
- If you cannot find the file or the folder
seems to be empty, this might be because of a setting in Windows
itself. See here.
- [Arcane tip: QuickWords can also (but
not typically) be stored in a custom template as explained here. But this is something
users must deliberately set up.]
- How to migrate your
QuickWords to a new version of WordPerfect
1. Please review the previous two sections
on managing QuickWords.
2. If you want to back up and migrate other
program cusomizations, see the main Tips page section on Updating,
upgrading, or reinstalling WordPerfect here.
The following copy-and-rename migration method is recommended
for QuickWords only.
Here's how to migrate your existing QuickWords
to a new version of WordPerfect. (If it's the same version
and language edition of WordPerfect, you can simply replace the
new QuickWords template with the old one, since the file's name
will be exactly the same. In this case you can skip step 5 below,
which renames the old QuickWords template.)
- Step 1. The QuickWords template is normally
found in the same folder as the standard WordPerfect default
template, so in the new version of WordPerfect
click on Tools, Settings, Files, Templates tab and make a note
of this location. This will also be the new "target"
location for the older QuickWords template.
- Step 2. Close WordPerfect. Use Windows Explorer
(or My Computer) to find -- and navigate to -- the location of
the new QuickWords template file (see previous
- If you cannot find the file or the folder
seems to be empty, this might be because of a setting in Windows
itself. See here.
- Note that if you have set a different location
for your standard default template
(as shown in Tools, Settings, Files, Templates) then the QuickWords
template will be stored in that location, not the default location
mentioned on the Corel
- [Arcane tip: QuickWords can also (but
not typically) be stored in a custom template as explained here. But this is something
users must deliberately set up.]
- Step 3. Back up the new QuickWords
template by renaming it: Right click on this new QuickWords file
and select Rename. (For example, if your new version is WordPerfect
15 the file probably will be QW15EN.WPT for English versions.
(See the previous section on template
names for various editions.) To the end of the name add .NEW
and hit Enter to rename the file. This will preserve the new
version, which you can always restore later by simply removing
the .NEW filename suffix.)
- Step 4. Next, find the old
QuickWords template (e.g., QW12EN.WPT for WP12) and copy this
file to the same folder that contains the new version of QuickWords.
(If the old file is located on a different computer or in a non-standard
folder, use the same techniques in Step 1 and Step 2 on that
computer to locate and navigate to that old version of QuickWords,
so that you can copy it.)
- Step 5. Now you need to rename the
old (copied) file so that the new version of WordPerfect can
recognize it: Right click on the old QuickWords file (e.g., QW12EN.WPT)
and select Rename. Type the new version file name of the QuickWords
file and hit Enter to rename the file. (For example, if your
new version is the English edition of WordPerfect X4 you would
type in QW14EN.WPT. If it is WordPerfect X5, you would type QW15EN.WPT.)
- Step 6. Launch the new version of WordPerfect.
Click on the Tools menu and select QuickWords to confirm that
your QuickWords were migrated to the new version. Verify you
have checked the "Expand QuickWords when you type them"
box at the bottom of the QuickWord dialog; otherwise the QuickWords
won't expand automatically.
- Use a macro to export
/ import QuickWords
See Charles Rossiter's
QWManage.wcm macro, downloadable from the Other Authors page here.) It is designed
- "A. Create a 2 column table listing
all QuickWords abbreviations and their expansions defined in
the current QuickWords templates.
B. Restore QuickWords and their expansions from the output of
option A created in a table with 2 columns of abbreviations and
- For those on a network who wish to "roll
out" a master list of QuickWords to each user:
- Each user has their own QuickWords template
on their own system. So --
- [Quoted from a post
by Charles Rossiter, replying to a user who needed to replicate
a master list of 50 QuickWords on several networked computers:]
"When you run the [QWManage] macro, it creates a 2 by nnn
table of QuickWord abbreviations and their expansions. You could
create such a table for your 50 desired QuickWords. If you now
copy your master QuickWords table to the users' default template
folders, then you can run QWManage.wcm and all your 50 desired
QuickWords will be added to those already available to each user
personally. If it happens that a user has a QuickWord with the
same abbreviation as one of your set of 50, then you will be
warned to choose to save the original or the new QuickWord."
- How to save your QuickWords to a text
file (quoted from Corel's KnowledgeBase).
1. Download the WPLOOK file utility from the following link:
[Note that WPLOOK.EXE is a standalone program (it doesn't need to be
installed, just double click it) that works on WordPerfect 6.x files
and newer. For more on this handy utility see this
on WordPerfect Universe. Note also that in some recent versions of
WordPerfect it is included in the installation's Programs folder on
2. Save the file to a location you can easily find, for example
3. Once the file is downloaded, click Start, Search.
4. Click "All files and folders".
5. In "Named" type in on of the following files depending
on your version of WordPerfect: QW9EN.WPT (WordPerfect 9), QW10EN.WPT
(WordPerfect 10) or QW11EN.WPT (WordPerfect 11).
6. In "Look In" select "Local Hard Drive(s)".
7. Once the file is found, right click on it, select copy.
8. Close the Search window, go back to the desktop, right click
an empty spot, select paste.
9. Open the WPLOOK program that was downloaded in step 1.
10. Click File, Open.
11. Select the QuickWords file that was copied to the Desktop
in step 8, click open.
12. Click Edit, Extract text from document.
13. Click Extract Text.
14. Close WPLOOK.
- A new file will be created on the Desktop
called: QW9EN.txt (for WordPerfect 9), QW10EN.txt (for WordPerfect
10) or QW11EN.txt (for WordPerfect 11). This file has all the
... information in text file format.