Is there a way to print a document and show the symbols when enabled on the print job? To show symbols you go to view and click Show symbol. I know this can be done in Word, but not sure about WordPerfect. Using version X6. Thanks for any insight
There are a couple of things to bear in mind with this method:1. Adding an actual text character (¶) to the end of every line or paragraph can -- and probably will -- cause the document to be reformatted at various places where the that character causes the line to wrap at the right margin.
As I said in my first post, using View>Show merely uses a symbol to display an on-screen representation of the end of individual lines and paragraphs, it does not add actual text characters at those locations. Think of it like the displayed page margin guidelines (View>Guidelines): they are not text characters and do not print.2. Not only hard returns can "end" a line or paragraph. Paragraph styles (such as WordPerfect Headings) do the same thing. But since they are actually paired format codes it will be trickier to add a paragraph character symbol (¶) at those locations since the find-and-replace macro method used with (single code) hard returns won't work.
Thanks Barry! The users in question just want to print the document with these symbols to check for spaces and such. They will not save the changes the macro makes on the document (hopefully!)
Thanks for everyone's input on this!
> They will not save the changes the macro makes on the document (hopefully!)
I have modified the macro so that this disaster is impossible.
They will still not see where a paragraph style -- such as a Heading style with its built in hard return equivalent --ends. But maybe that's not important. :) An alternative might be to select the entire document (Edit> Select> All), copy it to the clipboard, and then right-click and choose the option to paste it into a new blank document as Unformatted text. Then play Roy's macro on that new document.
The updated macro does close to that: SelectAll>EditCopy>SelectMode(Off!)>FileNew>EditPaste