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Below is the Table of Contents for the Adobe PDF file, "Automating WordPerfect Templates with Prompts, Bookmarks, and Macros". (Left-click the link to read the entire document online, or right-click it to download and Save it. The file is about 600Kb and requires Adobe Acrobat Reader or similar PDF viewer.)

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C O N T E N T S  (43 pages)

  • Introduction
  • What is a template?
  • Creating custom templates
  • Formatting custom templates

[N.B.: Those who do not wish to fully automate a custom template can skip the next section on automation (but you might want to read about loading template documents).

Also, an abbreviated version of these initial sections and the "Loading..." section below can be found on the Toolbox site here. (See the top of that page for general information and tips about WordPerfect templates.)]

  • Automating custom templates
    • Using prompts and the Template Information dialog
        • Standard prompts
        • Address book prompts
        • Personal information prompts
      • Unprompted information
      • Creating or editing prompts
      • Using Prompt Builder
    • Using standard bookmarks and template macros
      • Template macros that insert unprompted material
      • Creating template macros
      • More complex template macros
      • Other template macro ideas
        • Load a letterhead logo from a file on disk
        • The template macro in "My Letterhead"
        • Display "pick lists" for user input choices
        • "If...Then" template macros
  • Loading template documents
    • Use a toolbar button that points to the template
    • Use a macro to load a new template document
      • Create the macro first —
      • — then play it with a mouse click
        • Method A: Create a toolbar button to play the macro
        • Method B: Create a drop down menu to play macros
  • Appendix A - The template macro in "My letterhead"
  • Appendix B - Triggering a template macro
  • Appendix C - Did Windows hide some of your filename extensions?