In my first post on the Corel blog, I offered my point of view on life at Corel -- and described how exciting it is to work on products I use at home.
In my follow-up post, I illustrated a specific example: my countless hours spent video-editing family memories with Corel VideoStudio.
In this blog post, I'd like to express my soft-spot for WordPerfect Office X5. And, in the spirit of the Holiday season, I can't think of any better way than through "The Sound of Music."
…Specifically, through a verse-long spin on a Holiday-themed chestnut from the classic film. Come, gather 'round for a few of My Favorite Things...about WordPerfect:
Walkthroughs and guides that say "Welcome!" like doormatsMagic Reveal Codes that show all your formatsCustomizations that fit like a gloveThese are a few of the features I love!
Why do I favor these features, you ask? Let's take a closer look!
Walkthroughs and guides that say "Welcome!" like doormats
New to the WordPerfect X5 party? Or just eager to make the most of its festivities? Several features are designed to meet you at the doorstep and usher you in for a personal tour:
Magic Reveal Codes that show all your formats
Holiday tip: Don't wrap up a present before checking it for tags.
WordPerfect tip: Don't wrap up a document before checking it for tags -- formatting tags, that is! To peek behind the scenes at the WordPerfect X5 "elves" hard at work on your document, just click View > Reveal Codes.
Customizations that fit like a glove
WordPerfect X5 doesn't just help you deliver documents to your loved ones: It lets you take the reins of the sleigh and drive however you want! Here are a few customization routes you may want to try out for yourself.
These are a few of the features I love!
Orientation tools, Reveal Codes, workspace customizations: These are just a few of My Favorite Things…about WordPerfect.
I hope this post has been as fun for you to read as it's been for me to write! (I could go on, but I'm stuck on a decent rhyme for "macros"…)
I have to add that footnoting and endnoting work properly in WordPerfect—they are so important for academic work, and I can craft professional-looking documents as a result.
I simply love WP, However, since upgradading to X5 and now X6, I have that convert case is missing from the edit menu. Can you help me?
Can someone point me to how to convert the WP 5.1 for DOS macros to the WIN Office 5X version?
Do I need to go into the macro in the DOS version, run them, and see what they do and then just record that behavior in Office 5X?
Having a hard time finding resources and help, the PDF Guide is really not helpful for what I am looking to do.
Any direction here would be greatly appreciated.
Using the WordPerfect macro
Is sure to receive your appro;
But take care -- the file you back to
Just may be written in gabbro.
Okay, it's lame, but what do you expect for two minutes' work?
Thanks, Jay! I had a lot of fun writing this post -- and, yes, singing it to myself.
...Though not in a frilly nightshirt. :-)