Related items -
- Two simple macros that create a small box with rounded corners around
a letter, number, or other character -- including symbols (one macro
provides normal text, the other creates a reverse color box).
• Box2Text - A macro that moves all text inside each text
box in a document to the current box's position in the document, then
deletes the empty box. Options let you pause the macro at each item for confirmation, etc.
• Attaching graphic images: How to keep a graphic image or text box from "jumping around" on a page or moving to another page (plus: how to group images)
• Several ways to "stamp" labels or other useful
information on each page (or a range of pages) of a document with
headers, footers, text boxes, etc. See here.
• WordPerfect X7 comes with a new macro, SendToTextBox.wcm.
It "moves the currently selected text into a [borderless]
character-anchored text box". Select the text and type the macro's name
in the Play Macro window (see Tools, Macro, Play). Right click to
rotate Content, change Position to Page, etc. [For more on attaching
graphics and text boxes to a character, paragraph, or page see here.]
Contains two macros -
A macro that creates a box with rounded
corners around document text, like this:
• If you selected
some text before playing the
macro the resulting box is placed at the current insertion point in the
document, with its Position attached to Character so that the box will
move along with its surrounding text if you add or delete material
above it in the document.
• If you did not select some text first, a dialog pops up to allow you to
enter your text manually, and the resulting box "floats" on the page so that
it can be resized and moved (dragged) to a desired position.
• You can reverse the creation of a box by immeidately using Ctrl+z (typically by using those keys twice in a row).
You can also convert existing boxed text back to normal document text with the Box2Text
macro in the Library. That macro has options to let you remove
formatting from the boxed text, pause at each text box found to get
your confirmation, and add redline and/or italics to the converted
material. (Using redline or italics allows for further processing, if
desired, such as with the ReplaceCodes macro.
• You can make some modifications to the box in the redlined
areas of the macro's code, such as text size, border style, spacing
between the border and text, the degree of the corner rounding (radius)
or remove the rounding, and the type of fill (percentage or style) and
fill color (the default is white). It is fully annotated so that you can adjust
default values. See the instructions at the top of the macro's code.
• While WordPerfect has some features to
enclose paragraphs and pages with border lines, as well as its own Text Box feature, the TextBox.wcm macro allows you
to "box" fewer text characters,such as a word or phrase, and with
one that has rounded corners. [In WordPerfect if you simply select some text and click
Insert, Text Box -- or click the Text Box toolbar icon -- the selection
will be inserted automatically in a text box, but it will not have the
rounded corners that this macro gives you without making some manual
• You also can use this macro to place floating
box labels in a document with connecting lines (thereby creating "callouts"; also see the tip on drawing arrows on the Tips page).
See WordPerfect's shipping
macro, REVERSE.WCM which produces rectangular boxes with white text on
a black (or colored) background.
Also see LETRBOX.
A macro that creates a text box with
a thin top and bottom border (just the two horizontal "lines": no
side borders) around previously selected text. The box has minimum
inside and outside dimensions, so you can play it on words in a line of
While WP has a feature to enclose
paragraphs and pages (Format, Paragraph [or Page], Border/Fill), this
macro allows you to "box" fewer text characters -- even a single
Select some text on the page and play
The resulting boxed text will be
attached at the current insertion point as a character. This
will keep the text at the same place on the same line. (Graphics can be
attached to a Character, Paragraph, or Page.)
Text box attributes and absolute
positioning can be edited later (right-click on the box). They also can
be moved to another position.
To move a text box
assigned as a character, you can cut (Edit > Cut) the box from the
document and paste it (with Edit > Paste) to another location.
However, if you want to drag
it you will need to change its position first: Right-click it to bring
up the context menu. Select Position, then "Attach box to...Page". You
will now be able to drag the box using the Windows four-headed drag
arrow symbol. (Or, choose Position from the context menu to set a
specific position and attachment type.)
You may be able to use a different
border or different spacing between the borders and the inside and
outside areas. See the redlined code in the macro.