Reinstalling WordPerfect 8 or WordPerfect 9+ on
Saving your custom settings
WP8: If you need to reinstall WordPerfect 8 and want to preserve custom settings, see Corel's Knowledge Base - Article ID
18326 - for the files you need to back up. If you are reinstalling WP8
on a Windows 98 or 98SE system, and get a Windows Messaging error during the
installation, search for "Messaging" in Corel's Knowledge Base, under
the WordPerfect 8 product category.
WP9+: Here's an annotated tip that Charles Rossiter, a Volunteer
C_tech, posted on a Corel newsgroup (6/26/00) about reinstalling WordPerfect 9 on another computer
and preserving your custom settings. After you install WP on the new
computer, you simply copy certain template and user word list files
(described below) that contain your custom settings from the old system
to the new one. Before you do
that, be sure to back up the newly installed
versions of these files. Then you can overwrite the new versions with
the versions from your old computer.
"The [custom] settings appear in various
Most are stored in your default template file [such as your Toolbars],
usually called WP9xx.WPT, where xx is your language, such as US.
QuickCorrect entries are in [a file named WT9xx.UWL, usually
found in the WPO2000 tree folder, C:\Program Files\Corel\Shared\Writing
Tools\9.0\Corel User Files\.].
QuickWords are stored in the file QW9xx.WPT in the same folder
as the default template -- in this case, xx is still the language but
is "EN" for all 4 English language [versions].
Any macros you have written are likely to be in your default
Your address book is best exported in .ABX format for
The settings stored under Tools, Settings
[on the WP9 main menu] are stored in the Windows registry. You have the
choice of resetting these, of exporting the registry branch which lists
these, or of recording a macro while you change, apply, and then change
back each setting. This macro can then be run on a new PC or after
The above information from Charles Rossiter
applies to later versions of WordPerfect. Substitute the version number
(e.g., 10,11) for the "9" in the filenames indicated.
If you are upgrading to
WordPerfect Office 2000 (i.e., WP9) and want to preserve your old
settings from a previous version of WP, read the Knowledge Base article 202299 on
"Transition issues from WordPerfect 8 to WordPerfect Office 2000" under
the WordPerfect 9 product category.
Also see "Preserving your settings...and
your sanity," on Corel's OfficeCommunity, by Laura Acklen. (Highly