|How familiar are you with WordPerfect?
||The tips on
this site are for a wide range
of people, from beginners to advanced users.
you are new to the program you could start with learning about some of
the basic features. See the section below about getting help.
Then you can browse various pages here and elsewhere. See the "Just browsing" section below. You can simply skip over the more advanced tips, methods, and procedures until
you are more comfortable with the program.
note: This web site is not a WordPerfect program "Help Desk," nor is it affliated with Corel, Inc.
Its purpose is to offer you some tools and tips for the program. If you
have a problem with WordPerfect or need more help with its basic or
advanced functions, please read this.
|Need help with basic program features?
Need a User Guide? Reference book? Tutorial?
comes with various handbooks, guides, and manuals. They are in PDF format only, which are installed with the program.
WordPerfect X5-2021 editions have a Reference Center
(see the Help menu, Reference Center, WordPerfect section) that can display the User Guide as well as several tutorials, many help topics, etc. (Much
of the help in WPX5+ has been updated.)
Updated Feb 8, 2021 -
These manuals can be found in Windows folders on your disc. For example, here are the paths to them in Windows 10 (where NN = 2 character version number such as 21, 20, X9, X8, etc.):
WordPerfect Office Handbook:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Corel\WordPerfect Office NN\Languages\EN\Shared\Help\wpo_ug.pdf
WordPerfect User Guide:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Corel\WordPerfect Office NN\Languages\EN\Shared\Help\wp_ug.pdf
WordPerfect Office Content Manual (for Fonts, Graphic images ("Extras"):
C:\Users\Public\Public Documents\WordPerfect Office\NN\wpo_cm.pdf
WordPerfect Office tutorials Guidebook:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Corel\WordPerfect Office NN\Languages\EN\Shared\Help\wpo_gb.pdf
PerfectScript Macro Guide:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Corel\WordPerfect Office NN\Languages\EN\Shared\Help\ps_ug.pdf
in PerfectScript (core) macro commands and changes in WordPerfect macro
commands from previous versions are in QuattroPro worksheets (.qpw)
stored in that same folder.]
WordPerfect 12 - WordPerfect X4 users can also access Guides
in PDF format from the Windows Start, All Programs, WordPerfect
Office menu, but if yours does not have one you might be able
to purchase one from Corel. See the Corel
Support Database Answer ID 754347 for Customer Service telephone
Here are some tutorials and tips found on the Corel site:
If you need more detailed and extensive references, consider getting a printed book on WordPerfect.
on WordPerfect might be found on online bookseller sites such as
Amazon.com. Even those that were published for previous versions will
be very useful if they are relatively recent, since most features still
exist in later versions of the program.
Such books usually pay for themselves
many times over by decreasing frustration and increasing productivity.
You'll get "up to speed" much more quickly when you
have a general overview and reference handy.
Tip: Microsoft Word users might want to read a
short summary of the basic differences between Word and WordPerfect
This small bit of information can save you a lot of time. The
two programs are not mere clones of each other, so understanding
the main differences between them will keep you from trying to
do things the "wrong" way.