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How familiar are you with WordPerfect? The tips on this site are for a wide range of people, from beginners to advanced users.

If 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.

Please 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.
Microsoft Word user?

Migrating from Microsoft Word® to WordPerfect®?

See here for -

  • Basic differences between the two programs.
  • Setting up WordPerfect to be more familiar to Microsoft Word users (explains the Manual method and the Automatic [Workspace Manager] method).
  • Why some menu items, toolbar buttons, or shortcut keys might appear to be missing from your WordPerfect program.
  • Tips on applying fonts and other formatting to a WordPerfect document.

Need help with basic program features?

Need a User Guide? Reference book? Tutorial?
WordPerfect 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

[Changes 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 numbers.

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.

Third-party books 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 here. 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.

Searching for something in particular?

Need an answer to a question or a solution to a problem?
SEARCH for items on the Toolbox's Tips page by using your browser's "Find" function (typically, <Ctrl+F> searches the current web page).

SEARCH for items on all pages on this site with the "Search this site..." field at the top of this page. (This search box is also at the top of most of the main topic pages.)

SEARCH WordPerfect Universe Forums (words with 3-15 characters are indexed - see WPU's Forum Help).

¤  You can also 'google' WordPerfect Universe by keying site:www.wpuniverse.com followed by your keyword search terms in a Google Search field. (You can also use a Google Advanced Search.)

¤  Before posting a question on WordPerfect Universe please read this post.

¤  For help with macros or merges -- their operations, features, and tips -- visit the Macros & Merges Forum on WordPerfect Universe.

PROBLEMS AND SOLUTIONS: "Got a problem? Need more help?".
Just browsing the  Toolbox for WordPerfect?
BROWSE the main tips page.

an alphabetical list of the related Toolbox tips pages.

BROWSE the Library for macros and templates.

BROWSE the Other Authors page.

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