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DraftView.zip - A macro that toggles (switches) the current view back and forth between Page view and Draft view

Download DRAFTVIEW.ZIP (v1.01; 08/03/2021; 4,305 bytes)

Compatible with WordPerfect 8 and later versions

Downloading, Documentation, Modifications, and Support


Toggle between Page and Draft view.wcm (v1.01)
is a macro (contained in the downloadable ZIP file in the left side column) that toggles the current display view back and forth between Page view and Draft view.

It also centers the cursor vertically (if possible) after the view is switched, by temporarily inserting a Quickmark, then deleting it. (Quickmarks are a special program-generated bookmark; see here for more.)


Just download the ZIP file, extract the above-named macro from it, and move the macro into your WordPerfect's default macro folder. (See the "Downloading..." link in the left column for help if you need it.)

Then play the macro in any open document to instantly switch the current view from Page to Draft or vice versa. (To assign the macro to a toolbar or keyboard shortcut for instant access see the tip below.)


☼  If you do not want the brief message to appear that announces the current View mode you can open the macro (like any other document) and delete the redlined Prompt commands at the end of the macro's code.

☼  To easily play this macro from your menu, or by using a keyboard shortcut or toolbar button, see here.

☼  An alternative to this macro -- but which takes up a bit more toolbar space -- is to directly place the Draft, Page, and even Two Pages options on a toolbar as separate buttons. They can be found on the Toolbar Editor under the Feature category, View.

☼  See also 2PgView for a macro that toggles between Page view and Two Page view.