Need to reset page margins on page 2 (if
there is a page 2) back to the one-inch default or some other
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, Reveal Codes).
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).
WordPerfect 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.
WordPerfect 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 screen.)
(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.
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 are inserted.
Click Close to exit from the Define Delay
Codes window. You should now be back in the main document.
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
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.
Step 2. Double-click
the initial [Open Style: DocumentStyle] code at the very
top of the document; this opens the Style Editor for the document.
Step 3. Paste
the [Delay Code] into the Styles Editor's Contents field,
then click OK.
- 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 Styles Editor.
- 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.