Need to reset page margins on page 2 (if
there is a page 2) back to the one-inch default or some other setting?
Here's how to do it in either the current document or
in a template.
WordPerfect menu choices (below) refer to
the <WordPerfect> menu (right-click on
the top menu bar for a choice of menus). If you use a <Microsoft
Word> menu, the choices might be absent from your menu (but not from
the program), or they might be found under another menu selection. See here for more.
To better see what
you and the program are doing, open the Reveal Codes window (View,
Put the cursor at
the top of page 1, then click Format, Page, Delay Codes. Accept the "1"
in the "Number of pages..." field and click OK.
In the Define
Delayed Codes window that appears, click Format, Margins (or click the
Page Setup or Page Size button).
9 and earlier -
In the Page Setup dialog that appears, set new margins or accept the
default of 1" for all margins, then click OK.
Go to Step 4 below.
10 and later -
If you have
not changed any margins on page 1 but
you want to ensure that margins are always set back to the 1" default
on any second or subsequent page, follow
the instructions below.
If you have
changed any margins to a new value on page 1 you should not need
these instructions (but please read them before going to Step 4).
(a) In the Page
Setup dialog that appears, change any
of the margin settings a small amount, then click OK to close Page
Setup. (This will insert all
four margin codes in the Reveal Codes window of the Define Delay Codes
(b) Then use
Page Setup again, and change the margin settings back to your default
(e.g., 1") or to some other setting. Click OK
to close Page Setup and return to the Define Delayed Codes window.
This extra step
of changing margins a small amount in Define Delay Codes, then
resetting them to the desired amount, is a workaround for a small
bug(?) in WP10 and later versions. In WP9 and earlier versions the
program would insert the four margin codes -- with a default 1" setting
-- by simply clicking OK in Page Setup. If you just click OK in WP10+
to try and insert default margin settings, nothing happens: no codes
Click Close to exit
from the Define Delay Codes window. You should now be back in the main
In Reveal Codes,
you should see a [Delay] code on page 1. Normally you should move the
cursor past this new code before beginning typing your text so as not
to push the code downward -- possibly to another page. (See the Tips
below for a way to prevent this problem.)
Here's a tip to let you "hide" a [Delay]
code so it is less likely to be moved or deleted accidentally:
Step 1. Open
Reveal Codes, and in the main document area select just the new [Delay]
code (this is most easily done with <Shift+arrow>), and cut it to
the clipboard with <Ctrl+X>.
codes are actually made up of two codes: the first [Delay] code
(usually located at the top of the document) tells WordPerfect what to
do; the second [Delay Codes] code appears on the (delayed) page and
tells WordPerfect to start doing it. You can double-click the first
code of the pair to open the Define Delay Codes window; if Reveal Codes
is open you can see what is inside the [Delay] code, which acts as a
sort of container for other codes (and, sometimes, text or other
things, such as styles) The second code of the pair ([Delay Codes]) is
not clickable. Finally, like all paired WordPerfect format codes, if
you delete one, the other is also deleted.
Double-click the initial [Open Style: DocumentStyle] code at
the very top of the document; this opens the Style Editor for the
Step 3. Paste
the [Delay Code] into the Styles Editor's Contents field, then
- Just remember to look inside the initial
style code if you need to revise or delete the [Delay] code!
- You can use more than one Delay code in
the document's initial style.
- Caution: Do not try to create a [Delay] code for a Header, Footer,
or Watermark directly inside the document's (or template's)
initial style's Styles Editor by using the menu in the Styles Editor
dialog, or the program may "hang" on you under some conditions.
Instead, either cut the [Delay] code from the document and
paste into the Style Editor as explained above, or copy an
existing [Delay] code from another document and paste it into the
- Macro writers: You can easily incorporate formatting codes inside a
document's (or template's) initial style with a macro. See here for an example.