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Page updated Sep 2, 2009

PRNTCOPY - Print a copy of your document marked with a peronalized stamp outside the page margins or in the center of the page

Download PRNTCOPY.ZIP (Version 2.08, 2/17/05; 36,523 bytes; included is version 1.1, which works in WP7)

Compatible with WordPerfect 8 and later versions

WordPerfect 11 users: See important information about using macros in the first release of WP11 ( at the top of this page.

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A quick way to print identifiable copies of what you see on your screen.

This macro creates a temporary copy of the current document in a separate window, and then stamps the new document with a text box inside a watermark in any one of eight locations outside the page margin (or in the center of the page).

An option allows you to add the stamp to just the original document, not the temporary copy the macro creates.


  • The stamp can contain multiple lines, the filename, and/or the current date. This is a good way to add things in the margin such as "Copy," "Confidential," "Student Grade: ," and so on.
  • You can even play the macro on the temporary copy created when the macro is played the first time, using a different watermark the second time. This allows you to use two different stamps at various page locations.
  • The macro can also annotate legal pleadings created with Wordperfect's PLEADING.WCM macro. After creating a pleading, play this macro and check the two menu boxes, "Stamp original document" and "For the stamp use Watermark A" (the pleading macro uses Watermark B). Be aware that local jurisdictions may dictate what is required and what is permitted in pleading documents.
  • The macro uses a menu to get the stamp and set various options, but the menu and exit messages can be turned off with a setting in the macro's code (see the User Modifcation Area). This can be helpful to users who want to speed execution after they have set permanent default settings in the User Modification Area.
  • You can also have the macro select another printer tray.
  • Be sure to view the instructions and comments at the top of the macro's code.

This is a complete rer-write of the original macro (which also is included in the ZIP file for those who want to use it). Also see John Land's similar macro, #WATERMK.WCM, included in his collections on the Other Authors page.