| Load a letterhead - or any other document based on a custom
template - with a mouseclick or keystroke
| NOTE: If you want to load an existing document (such as a list
of telephone numbers or some other reference document) from your disk
-- which is different from loading a new document based on a custom
template -- you can simply drag the file from Windows Explorer or
My Computer to the WordPerfect toolbar. A new toolbar button will
appear. You can change the default icon on the button using the methods
After you have created one or more custom
letterhead (or other) templates, you may want to create simple
macros to load documents based on these templates. This saves
several keystrokes (clicking the File menu, locating the category,
locating the project, loading it, etc.).
If you only have one or two commonly used
templates, you can use buttons on the Toolbar to play the macros. (Click!
There's your letter.) If you have several templates (letters,
envelopes, invoice forms) it may be better to add several menu items to
a drop menu on the top menu bar to play the various macros. Both
methods are discussed below.
Create a "loader"
macro(s) first -
1. Open a blank document with File, New.
2. Click Tools, Macro, Record. Give the
macro a name (e.g., MyBizLetterhead.wcm), then click Record. The Macro
Property Bar appears below your toolbar.
3. Click File, New from Project (in
WordPerfect 9+; for WP8 use File, New).
4. Select the template project you want to
use, then click the Create New button. The letter will load (if a
Template Information dialog appears, click Cancel).
5. Stop the macro recording by clicking
the far left button on the Macro Property Bar (its Tool Tip says "Stop
macro play or record").
6. Close the empty letter document on
screen with File, Close (don't save it).
7. Test the macro with Tools, Macro, Play.
The macro should load your letter.
8. Repeat the previous steps to create a
differently named macro for each custom letterhead template that you
have installed on your system.
Then assign the macro to
a menu, toolbar, or keystroke combination - see here.
(Also see "How to
change those default "audiocassette icons...")
Matching your letterhead
with custom envelopes -
The Envelope feature in WordPerfect 6-X3 for
Windows, unlike the one in the old WP6 for DOS, does not allow you to
directly add graphics or multiple fonts in the return address area of
the Envelope feature's dialog. But this can be easily done: See here.