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
- As with any such drastic editing tool, work on a copy or make a backup first.
Thanks lemoto! And yes, this user is not a WP user at all. How easy would it be to add a space (dot between) words in that macro? What you came up with is excellent!
Tools>Macro>Edit . . . .
Add a line to searches using the style you see there.
- Each line except the last ends with a semicolon
- In your new line: before the central semicolon, a space between double quotes
- After the central semicolon, whatever character seems to you suitable, between double quotes.
[Save and Compile]
If you get in a mess, write again.
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.
Macro updated. Same link.