WordPerfect 6.1 for Windows for Dummies


WordPerfect 6.1 for Windows is loaded with great features to help you format documents attractively and do things like mail-merging and indexing more efficiently. Whether you're doing the basic stuff like composing letters or advanced things like creating newsletters, brochures, technical reports, or book manuscripts, WordPerfect 6.1 For Windows For Dummies shows you how to do what you need to do -- quickly. In true ...For Dummies style, this is one book you won1t have to plow through from beginning to end before...
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WordPerfect 6.1 for Windows is loaded with great features to help you format documents attractively and do things like mail-merging and indexing more efficiently. Whether you're doing the basic stuff like composing letters or advanced things like creating newsletters, brochures, technical reports, or book manuscripts, WordPerfect 6.1 For Windows For Dummies shows you how to do what you need to do -- quickly. In true ...For Dummies style, this is one book you won1t have to plow through from beginning to end before you can get down to work.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781568842431
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/12/1995
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 432
  • Product dimensions: 7.38 (w) x 9.14 (h) x 1.23 (d)

Table of Contents

What Goes On in This Book
How to Use This Book
Who Am Us, Anyway?
What You're Not Supposed to Read
How This Book Is Organized
Part I: Introducing WordPerfect for Windows
Part II: Prettying Up Your Text
Part III: Things You Can Do with Documents
Part IV: Help Me, Rhonda!
Part V: The Part of Tens
Icons Used in This Book
Where to Go from Here

Part I: Introducing WordPerfect for Windows

Chapter 1: WordPerfect Basics
Starting WordPerfect
Honey, I Shrunk the Program!
The WordPerfect Window
What's on the Status Bar?
Typing Something
Waxing Eloquent
What's in a Name?
Saving your document
Filename rules
Save it again, Sam
Getting Some Help
Editing Another File
Printing Your Document
Leaving WordPerfect
Chapter 2: Using the Mouse and Keyboard
To Mouse or Not to Mouse
Mouse Anatomy and Behavior Basics
Nonmouse mice
Configuring your mouse
Mouse skills
Choosing Commands from Menus
Clicking on the menu bar
Choosing a command
Using Dialog Boxes
Those wacky dialog thingies
Our favorite buttons
Using QuickMenus for Even More Ways to Choose Commands
Fooling with the Toolbar
Power Lunch at the Power Bar
Using the Ruler Bar
Using the Keyboard
Know your keys
Pressing and releasing keys
Knowing when to press Enter
The story of Tab and the spacebar
Choosing commands by using keys
Undoing Mistakes
Help, Help-Help, and More Help
More help and Coaches
Context-Sensitive Help
Chapter 3: Cruising the Document
Two -- Count 'Em, Two -- Ways
Mousing Around
Moving nearby
Moving to the far reaches of the document
Using the Keyboard, Staying Close to Home
Using the arrow keys
Using Ctrl with the arrow keys
Moving farther and faster
Go To Where?
Top of the page to you!
Getting unlost
Chapter 4: Trashing Your Text
Insert and Typeover Modes
Dealing with One Character at a Time: Backspace and Delete
Deleting Secret Codes
Deleting Blocks of Text
Undoing versus Undeleting
Chapter 5: Searching for Sanity
Finding What's Lost
The usual search for "sanity"
Changing the way you search
Searching for sanity and finding insanity
Getting picky about what you find
Finding Doctor Livingst[*]
Looking for Mr. Goodchar
Looking for Stars
Finding and Replacing Text
Finding and Replacing All Forms of a Word
Finding and Replacing Codes
Chapter 6: Fooling with Blocks of Text
Basic Blocks
Selecting Text with Your Mouse
The point-and-shoot approach
The QuickMenu approach
The menu-bar approach
Selecting Text with the Keyboard
Selecting Text with the Find Command
Selecting Text with Your Nose and a Pickle
Extending Selections
Doing Stuff with Selected Text
Deleting text
Moving text
Copying text
The Windows Clipboard
Copying and pasting with the Clipboard
Cutting and pasting with the Clipboard
The QuickMenu approach to Clipboarding
Chapter 7: Spelling, Grammar, and the Mighty Thesaurus
Checking Your Spelling
Spell-checking your entire document
Dealing with real words that WordPerfect doesn't know
Checking Your Grammar
The magic of Grammatik
The importance of being in style
Word counts and other statistics
The Mighty Thesaurus

Part II: Prettying Up Your Text

Chapter 8: Charming Characters
Emphasizing Text with Boldface, Italics, and Underlining
Formatting as you type
Yikes! Getting rid of formatting
Making Text Larger or Smaller
Fonts of Wisdom
Changing the font for some text
Changing the font for the rest of the document
The Master Control Panel for Character Formats
Using the options in the Font dialog box
Knowing when to use the Font dialog box
Formatting the entire document
Copying Character Formatting
Changing Capitalization
Chapter 9: Sexy Sentences and Pretty Paragraphs
Using the Ruler Bar
What are all those little triangles?
What's the Ruler Bar for?
Setting Margins
Using the Margins dialog box
Changing margins by using the Ruler Bar
Changing the margins for the rest of the document
Changing margins for a paragraph or two
Centering Text
Pushing Text Over to the Right Margin
Changing the Justification
Kinds of justification
How to justify your text
To Hyphenate or Not to Hyphenate
Playing with Tab Stops
Stop! Tab!
Setting tab stops
Using the Ruler Bar to set tab stops
Using Tabs, Spaces, and Indents
Indenting the first line of each paragraph
Setting up columnar tables
Tabbing backward
Changing the Line Spacing
Changing the Spacing between Paragraphs
Chapter 10: Perfect Pages and Dashing Documents
Setting the Page Size
Adjusting the Top and Bottom Margins
Starting a New Page
Keeping Text Together
Avoiding broken homes widows and orphans
Keeping your act together
Keeping your head together
Centering a Page, Top to Bottom
Looking at Different Views of Your Document
Numbering Pages
For all you roman numeral fans
Starting over again at 1
Adding Heads and Feets
Making a header or footer
Typing the text in a header or footer
Controlling where headers and footers print
Don't print it here!
Suppress that dormouse!
Discontinuing headers and footers
Getting rid of a header or footer
Making the feature bar go away
Chapter 11: The WordPerfect Secret Decoder Ring
What Are Secret Formatting Codes?
Seeing the Codes
The Reveal Codes window
Adjusting the size of the windows
Getting rid of the Reveal Codes window
Cracking the Codes
Looking at codes
Modifying codes
Deleting codes
Using the Open Style code
Using Character Codes
Dealing with Character Formatting Codes
Undoing character formatting
Editing formatted text
Undoing Sentence and Paragraph Formatting
Undoing Page and Document Formatting
Finding Codes
Finding all codes of one type
Finding specific codes
Knowing what to do after you find your code
Replacing Codes Automagically
Replacing specific codes with other codes
Replacing codes with other codes
Deleting all the codes
Mysterious Codes
Chapter 12: Documents with Style
What Is a Style?
Creating and Applying a Style
QuickStyling a character style
Applying a character style
QuickCreating a paragraph style
Applying a paragraph style
Creating a document style
Applying a document style
Headings and the InitialStyle
More Built-In Styles
Changing Styles with the Styles Editor
Turning Styles Off and Chaining Styles
Reusing Styles
Getting Rid of Styles

Part III: Things You Can Do with Documents

Chapter 13: On Paper at Last -- Printing Stuff
Ready to Print?
Printing the Entire Document
Printing Part of a Document
Printing selected text
Printing a specific page
Printing a bunch of pages but not all of them
Printing odd- or even-numbered pages
Printing several copies
Printing a Document on Disk
Printing Several Documents
Canceling a Print Job
Who ya gonna call?
WordPerfect, stop printing!
Stop, stop, I say!
Chapter 14: Juggling Documents on Your Screen
How Can You Work on Two Documents at a Time?
Switching between open documents
Making baby documents
Closing the curtains
Working with multiple documents
Maxing out
Windows within Windows
Seeing lots of windows
I want that one!
Sizing your windows
Maximizing your documents
Minimizing your documents
Saving all your open documents
Combining Documents
Inserting one document into another one
Saving a chunk of text as a separate document
What If the File Already Exists?
Using Foreign Files
Which format should I use?
Creating a foreign file
Reading a foreign file
Word processors versus food processors
Chapter 15: Juggling Files on Your Disk
A File by Any Other Name
Using Directories
Creating a directory
Removing a directory
Using the QuickList a much easier way to talk about directories
Saving a document to a new directory
Kinds of Files
Copying, Renaming, Deleting, and Moving Files
Telling WordPerfect which file you're talking about
Copying a file
Moving a file
Renaming a file
Deleting a File
Making Backups
Finding a File with a Forgotten Name
Searching for files by using more than one word
Searching for phrases
Chapter 16: Dressing Your Documents for Success
Working with Columns
Creating columns
Bad breaks and what to do about them
Working with Borders and Backgrounds
Basic borders
Some miscellaneous thoughts about borders
Working with Graphics
Inserting existing graphics
Positioning an image
Sizing an image
Graphics borders
Creating your own graphics
Using graphs and charts
Working with Text Boxes
Working with Tables
Making tables with Table QuickCreate
Adding or deleting rows and columns
Changing column width
Formatting with the Table Expert
Dealing with incredibly complex spreadsheet-like tables
Chapter 17: Using Templates
What Are Templates?
Using Templates
Templates That Come with WordPerfect
Creating Templates
Editing or Deleting Templates
Chapter 18: Creating Your Own Junk Mail
How Does the Junk-Mail Feature Work?
Creating a Data File
Entering the addresses of your victims
Ugly data files
Tasteful data files
Making corrections
Creating a Form File
Merging Your Files
Printing Your Data File
Printing Envelopes
Chapter 19: Recipes for Popular Documents
Skipping space for the letterhead on stationery
Printing your own letterhead
Dating your letter
Numbering the pages
What do you need?
Just the fax, ma'am
Printing the address on the envelope
Tips for printing envelopes
Mailing Labels
Printing addresses on mailing labels
Selecting which addresses to print
Tips for printing labels
Creating a booklet document
Printing your booklet -- the magic part
Tips for creating booklets
Reports and Other Big Documents
Creating the master document and subdocuments
Expanding the master document
Saving a master document
Editing a master document
Creating a table of contents
Creating an index
Inserting the index codes
Tips for making a good index

Part IV: Help Me, Rhonda!

Chapter 20: Improving WordPerfect's Behavior
Seeing Information About Your Documents
Entering better names for your documents
Seeing your descriptive names
Setting Your Favorite Font
Zooming Around in Your Documents
Expressing Your Preferences
Changing the Way WordPerfect Looks
The Toolbar
The Power Bar
The Ruler Bar
The status bar
Displaying spaces, tabs, indents, and returns
Changing your colors
Where Does WordPerfect Put Your Files?
Telling WordPerfect about directories and backups
Getting back your timed backups
Assigning Different Meanings to Keys
Chapter 21: Fun with Windows
Switching to Other Windows Programs
The WordPerfect Window Revisited
What you can do when WordPerfect is minimized
What you can do when WordPerfect is maximized
What you can do when WordPerfect is in a window
Having Fun with the WordPerfect Program Icon
Icons and icons
Group therapy
Getting your icons organized
Making your own program group
Putting program icons in your program group
Starting WordPerfect automagically
Chapter 22: Solving Printing Problems
Goldilocks and the Three Printers
Impact printers
Ink-jet printers
Laser printers
Fixing Jams
Stop that printer!
Clean up your mess!
The Care and Feeding of Your Printer
Impact printers
Ink-jet printers
Laser printers
Selecting Which Printer to Use
Setting Up a New Printer
Operating the printer out of the box
Telling Windows about your new printer
Knowing what to do if your Windows printer driver doesn't work
Printing on a Network
Chapter 23: Don't Panic! Read This Chapter!
Where's WordPerfect? Part 1
Where's WordPerfect? Part 2
Where's My Document? Part 1
Where's My Document? Part 2
Where Am I?
The Entire Document Is Boldface!
The Screen Looks Weird!
My Document Isn't Printing!
Yikes! I Didn't Mean to Delete That!
They Can't Open My Document!
WordPerfect's Not Listening to Me!
A Document1 Backup File Exists?

Part V: The Part of Tens

Chapter 24: The Ten Not-to-Be-Broken Rules of WordPerfect
Tell WordPerfect What You Have in Mind
Do Not Use Extra Spaces or Tabs
Do Not Keep Pressing Enter to Begin a New Page
Do Not Number Your Pages Manually
Save Early and Often
Save Before Using the Edit-->Find and Replace Command
Back Up Your Work
Do Not Turn Off Your PC Until You Exit Windows
Turn On the Printer Before Printing Documents
Always Keep Printer Supplies on Hand
Chapter 25: Ten or So Awesome Tricks
Cutting, Copying, and Pasting with Other Programs
Dragging and Dropping Text
Returning to Where You Were
Going Back to That Old Same Place
Reopening an Earlier Document
Inserting the Date
Inserting Cool Characters
Using Unbreakable Hyphens and Spaces
Chasing Speeding Bullets
Converting Tabs to Tables
Inserting Other Files
Linking Spreadsheets and Databases
Chapter 26: Ten Features We Don't Use but You Might
Cross References
Line Numbering
Footnotes and Endnotes
Appendix: Installing WordPerfect for Windows
Installing WordPerfect the First Time
Starting the installation program
Deciding which type of installation to perform
Standard installation: the easy way
Custom installation: the tricky way
Minimum installation: the last-resort way
Adding or Removing Features
Adding new printer drivers, fonts, or conversions
Installing additional WordPerfect features
The Installation Process


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