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WordPerfect 12 For Dummies

Margaret Levine Young, David C. Kay, Richard Wagner

ISBN: 978-0-764-57808-3 October 2004 384 Pages


Do you take the shortest route instead of the side roads when you’re trying to get somewhere? Do you choose the streamlined model instead of one loaded with gizmos and gadgets? Do you value ease over extras? WordPerfect 12 is practical software designed to help you create great-looking, readable documents. Whether you’re a recent convert from longhand (welcome to the modern world) or a word processing pro, WordPerfect12 For Dummies covers what you need to know, including:
  • The basics, like using menus and toolbars, saving, editing, and printing files, getting help, and more
  • Editing and formatting text, adding page numbers, charts, cool fonts, borders, backgrounds, and more
  • Using templates to make your life easier
  • Creating envelopes and labels and doing multiple mailings
  • Using the compatibility toolbars, Workspace Manager, Office Ready template browser, and wireless office capabilities
  • Creating and integrating columns, tables and graphics
  • Creating Web pages, Adobe Acrobat Documents, XML files, and even Microsoft Office documents
  • Publishing your document as a Web Page

WordPerfect12 For Dummies was written by Margaret Levine Young, David C. Kay, and Richard Wagner, all computer gurus who have written or contributed to other For Dummies books and numerous computer books. After it shows you how to do what you need to do, it inspires you to do things you probably didn’t know you could do, such as:

  • Changing Workspaces to the WordPerfect Legal mode if you need to create legal documents
  • Choosing from 26 different tool bars to fit the way you work and what you’re working on
  • Using WordPerfect Office Ready for 40 additional templates
  • Printing bar codes
  • Using Microsoft Outlook contact information in Word Perfect

First you’ll get comfortable with WordPerfect 12, and then you’ll get confident and want to explore more. Whether you are a beginner, need a quick refresher, or want to take advantage of the advanced functions, with its complete index, WordPerfect12 For Dummies will be the reference you rely on.

Introduction 1

Part I: Exploring the Essentials 7

Chapter 1: WordPerfect Basics: Out of the Box and Raring to Go 9

Chapter 2: Cruising Your Document 23

Chapter 3: Discovering “Perfect” Text Editing 43

Chapter 4: Working with the Spelling and Grammar Tools 65

Chapter 5: On Paper at Last — Printing Stuff 79

Part II: Formatting Your Text 95

Chapter 6: Giving Your Documents Character 97

Chapter 7: Sensational Sentences and Pretty Paragraphs 111

Chapter 8: Perfect Pages and Dashing Documents 139

Chapter 9: Documents with Style 161

Part III: Making Your Documents Come Alive 181

Chapter 10: Formatting Beyond the Text 183

Chapter 11: Saying It with Pictures 211

Chapter 12: Working with Templates and Office Ready 229

Part IV: All the World’s a Page: Going Beyond Your Desktop 253

Chapter 13: Publishing for the Web 255

Chapter 14: Using WordPerfect in a Microsoft Office World 267

Chapter 15: Mail Merge: Printing to the Masses 273

Part V: More Stuff You Can Do with Your Documents 289

Chapter 16: Managing Your Documents 291

Chapter 17: Reveal Codes: Getting Ultimate Control Over Your Document 301

Part VI: The Part of Tens 319

Chapter 18: Ten Ways to Tweak WordPerfect 321

Chapter 19: Ten Really Good Editing Suggestions 337

Index 343