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Absolute Beginner's Guide to WordPerfect 11

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Absolute Beginner's Guide to WordPerfect 11


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  • Copyright 2004
  • Dimensions: 7-3/8" x 9-1/8"
  • Pages: 432
  • Edition: 1st
  • Book
  • ISBN-10: 0-7897-3071-5
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7897-3071-8

Whether you're new to WordPerfect or upgrading from a previous version, Absolute Beginner's Guide to WordPerfect 11 teaches you what you need to know to get right to work! This fun to read and easy to understand book starts with the basics, helping you build a foundation of knowledge so that you can be confident and comfortable using the software. In no time, you'll be able to produce letters, invoices, spreadsheets, presentations, and much more! Bonus chapters also provide coverage of Quattro Pro.

Sample Content

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Finding and Opening Documents

Managing WordPerfect Documents

Table of Contents



1. Getting Started and Finding Help.

What Is WordPerfect? Getting WordPerfect Up and Running. Exploring the WordPerfect Screen. Working with the Property Bar and Toolbars. Using the Menus. Getting Help.

2. Creating and Saving Documents.

Creating Documents. Moving Around in a Document. Printing a Document. Saving Documents.

3. Finding and Opening Documents.

Getting Familiar with the Open File Dialog Box. Navigating Through Drives and Folders. Searching for a File. Converting Documents on Open. Organizing Files in Folders.

4. Revising Documents.

Selecting Text. Moving and Copying Text. Using Undo to Fix Your Mistakes. Using the Zoom Feature. Switching to 5.1 Classic Mode. Working with More Than One Document. Previewing and Printing Documents.

5. Basic Formatting.

Emphasizing Important Text. Choosing the Right Font. Changing Margins. Creating an Envelope. Inserting Symbols. Working in Reveal Codes.

6. Using the Writing Tools.

Recognizing WordPerfect's Automatic Proofreading Features. Spell Checking a Document. Checking for Grammatical Errors. Looking Up Words in the Thesaurus. Using the Dictionary. Switching to a Different Language. Searching and Replacing Text and Codes. Discovering the Power of QuickCorrect.


7. Working with Paragraphs.

Aligning Text. Setting Tabs. Indenting Text. Adjusting the Spacing Between Lines and Paragraphs. Keeping Text Together.

8. Working with Pages.

Inserting a Page Break. Changing Paper Size and Orientation. Subdividing Pages. Adding Page Numbers. Adding a Header or Footer. Suppressing and Delaying Formatting. Adding Borders Around Pages. Using the Make It Fit Feature.

9. Using Styles for Consistency.

Understanding Styles. Using QuickStyle to Create Your Own Styles. Using WordPerfect's Heading Styles. Building Your Own Styles. Editing Styles. Using QuickFormat.


10. Creating and Formatting Tables.

Creating Tables. Working with Tables. Formatting Tables, Column, and Cells. Changing Lines, Fills, and Borders. Using WordPerfect Tables for Calculations. Converting Text to a Table, or a Table to Text.

11. Lists and Outlines.

Working with Lists. Working with Outlines.


12. Working with Graphics.

Working with Graphic Lines. Inserting Graphic Images. Creating Text Boxes. Setting Border, Wrap, and Fill Options. Adding Watermarks. Inserting Shapes. Layering Graphics.

13. Sharing Data.

Copying Data from Other Programs. Using Corel's Clipbook. Using OLE to Link and Embed Data from Other Programs. Opening (or Importing) Files from Other Programs. Publishing Documents to PDF. Publishing Documents to XML.


14. Using the Merge Feature.

Working with Data Files. Creating Form Files. Merging the Data and Form Files Together. Creating Fill-in-the-Blank Forms.

15. Using the Address Book.

The CorelCENTRAL Address Book. Working with Address Book Entries. Customizing the CorelCENTRAL Address Book Window. Integrating with Outlook. Using Address Books with Merge. Importing and Exporting Address Books.

16. Working with Templates.

Using WordPerfect's Templates. Customizing WordPerfect's Templates. Downloading and Installing Templates. Converting an Existing Document to a Template.

17. Creating and Playing Macros.

What Is a Macro? Playing Macros. Running WordPerfect's Shipping Macros. Creating Macros. Editing Macros. Recording Several Sample Macros.

18. Using WordPerfect's Legal Tools.

Creating a Table of Contents. Creating a Table of Authorities. Using Document Map to Navigate Long Documents. Reviewing Documents. Comparing Documents. Creating Pleading Documents.

19. Using the Task Manager.

Launching the Task Manager. Selecting a Project from the Task Manager. Opening Recent Documents. Getting Help Through Task Manager.


Appendix A: Learning Quattro Pro Basics.

The Quattro Pro Screen. Entering Data. Working with Cells. Saving Your Work. Importing and Exporting Data. Getting Expert Assistance.

Appendix B: Working with Formulas and Functions in Quattro Pro.

Understanding Formulas. Editing Formulas. Copying Formulas. Using QuickSum. Understanding Functions. Using the Formula Composer. Entering Spreadsheet Functions Manually.

Appendix C: Formatting Your Spreadsheets.

Inserting, Clearing, and Deleting Cells, Rows, and Columns. Adjusting Column Width and Row Height. Formatting Values. Aligning Entries in Cells. Adding Emphasis to Cells. Protecting Cells. Joining Cells. Naming Cells. Using SpeedFormat.

Appendix D: Understanding the WordPerfect Product Family.

WordPerfect Office 11. WordPerfect Family Pack 5. WordPerfect Productivity Pack. Places to Go for Help.




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