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WordPerfect for Linux bible
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Harris, Stephen E., 1943-
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Foster City, Calif. : IDG, 1999.
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xxxvii, 670 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm + 1 computer optical disc (4 3/4 in.)
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English
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9780764533747
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This reference gives step-by-step instructions, using real life examples, on how to use WordPerfect's tools - from exploiting text handling and graphics use, to creating templates and macros, to advanced document management. It includes a CD ROM with additional Linux tools.


Table of Contents

Forewordp. ix
Prefacep. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xv
Part I Getting Startedp. 1
Chapter 1 Getting Up and Runningp. 3
What Is Linux?p. 3
What Is WordPerfect 8 for Linux?p. 4
Installing Linuxp. 6
Installing an X-Window Desktop Environmentp. 6
Installing WordPerfect 8 for Linuxp. 7
Starting WordPerfect for Linuxp. 13
Using the WordPerfect 8 for Linux Interfacep. 14
Using Virtual Desktopsp. 15
Specifying WordPerfect Startup Optionsp. 15
Setting Up Easy Ways to Launch WordPerfectp. 16
Customizing WordPerfect for Linuxp. 20
Chapter 2 Writing a Letterp. 23
A Quick Tour of WordPerfect's Screenp. 23
Writing a Letterp. 24
Correcting Mistakesp. 25
Proofreading-As-You-Gop. 26
Getting Around the Screenp. 30
Inserting Text versus Typeoverp. 31
Inserting the Date and Timep. 32
Selecting Textp. 33
Moving and Copying Textp. 34
Making a Bold Impressionp. 37
Changing Line Spacingp. 37
Saving and Naming Your Documentp. 38
Printing Your Documentp. 38
Closing Your Documentp. 40
Exiting WordPerfectp. 40
Chapter 3 Mastering the WordPerfect Interfacep. 43
Getting Around the Screenp. 43
Cascading and Tiling Windowsp. 53
Taking Visual Shortcutsp. 54
Setting Up Your Linux Screenp. 58
Fine-Tuning Your Document Window Displayp. 60
Discovering the Keys to Successp. 62
Using Navigational Keystrokesp. 65
Using Other Keystrokesp. 66
Revealing the Hidden Formatting Codesp. 69
Chapter 4 Becoming an Instant WordPerfect Expertp. 73
QuickFinding with a Single Clickp. 73
Using Format-As-You-Gop. 73
Dressing Up Your Work with Drop Capsp. 78
Creating Custom Styles Quicklyp. 80
QuickFormatting Your Headingsp. 81
Creating Fancy Tables in No Timep. 82
In Praise of the QuickMarkp. 85
Using Boilerplatep. 85
Chapter 5 Getting Helpp. 87
Getting Help in WordPerfectp. 87
Getting Internet and Other Helpp. 91
Part II Basic Trainingp. 95
Chapter 6 Working without Worriesp. 97
Safeguarding Your Workp. 97
Recovering Your Workp. 101
Repairing a Damaged Documentp. 104
Tracking Changes with Corel Versionsp. 105
No Recycle Bin Divingp. 108
Chapter 7 Managing Your Filesp. 109
Organizing Your Filesp. 109
Navigating Directoriesp. 111
Opening Filesp. 111
Converting Text from Other Formatsp. 114
Going Straight to Your Favorite Filesp. 118
Performing File-Management Tasks in WordPerfectp. 119
Password-Protecting Your Filesp. 122
Adding Descriptive Summaries to Documentsp. 123
Searching for Filesp. 124
Building Fast Search Indexesp. 128
Chapter 8 Fonts Fantasticp. 133
Welcome to the Font Familyp. 133
Classifying Fontsp. 134
Distinguishing Font Stylesp. 136
Installing Fonts in WordPerfectp. 138
Changing Font Appearancesp. 141
Understanding the Font-Selection Hierarchyp. 146
Using Special Characters and Symbolsp. 147
Chapter 9 Working with Graphicsp. 151
Distinguishing Types of Graphicsp. 151
Understanding the Graphics Boxp. 153
Adding Graphicsp. 154
Selecting Graphics and Text Boxesp. 157
Displaying and Hiding Graphicsp. 158
Mastering Graphics Box Techniquesp. 158
Layering Graphics Boxesp. 159
Grouping Graphics Boxesp. 160
Editing the Appearance of a Graphics Boxp. 161
Changing the Size, Position, and Spacing of a Graphics Boxp. 163
Creating and Editing Captionsp. 165
Controlling the Flow of Text Around a Graphicp. 168
Creating a Custom Graphics Box Stylep. 170
Changing the Properties of a Graphic Imagep. 170
Creating Your Own Art with WP Drawp. 173
Chapter 10 Printing Documents, Booklets, and Envelopesp. 181
Printing All or Part of a Documentp. 181
Printing Bookletsp. 187
Printing Envelopesp. 188
Preparing to Printp. 191
Controlling the Progress of Your Print Jobsp. 191
Adding a Printerp. 193
Printing to a Filep. 194
Chapter 11 Writing and Publishing for the Webp. 197
Understanding Web Termsp. 197
What's a Web Document?p. 199
Creating Web Documents in WordPerfectp. 201
Creating a Home Pagep. 206
Roll the Press!p. 218
Part III Writing with WordPerfectp. 219
Chapter 12 Writer's Libp. 221
Using Spell Checkerp. 221
Speed Typing with QuickCorrectp. 225
Finding a Better Wordp. 228
Checking Your Grammarp. 230
Writing in Other Languagesp. 233
Chapter 13 Editing Techniquesp. 237
Selecting (Blocking) Textp. 237
Finding and Replacingp. 242
Inserting and Finding Bookmarksp. 249
Comparing Two Versions of a Documentp. 250
Inserting Nonprinting Commentsp. 252
Using Hidden Textp. 254
Chapter 14 Controlling Text and Numbering Pagesp. 257
Using Hyphenationp. 257
Breaking Text Apart and Keeping It Togetherp. 262
Numbering Pagesp. 265
Chapter 15 Formatting Your Documentp. 273
Understanding Your Default Document Settingsp. 273
Fine-Tuning Word and Letter Spacingp. 275
Formatting Linesp. 278
Customizing the Paragraphp. 291
Customizing Your Pagesp. 293
Creating Headers, Footers, and Watermarksp. 298
Chapter 16 Formatting with Columns and Tablesp. 305
Presenting Information in Columnsp. 305
Defining Columnsp. 309
Working in Columnsp. 311
Formatting and Customizing Columnsp. 313
Presenting Information in Tablesp. 315
Creating a Tablep. 316
Creating Title and Header Rowsp. 320
Creating a Greeting Card Listp. 321
Changing a Table's Structurep. 322
Accessing All Formatting Features for Tablesp. 327
Joining and Splitting Tablesp. 332
Deleting or Converting a Tablep. 336
Editing Table Lines, Borders, and Fillsp. 337
Part IV Working with Large Documentsp. 339
Chapter 17 Organizing with Bullets and Outlinesp. 341
Creating Bulleted or Numbered Listsp. 341
What's an Outline?p. 343
Understanding Outlining Termsp. 344
Working with Outlinesp. 346
Customizing Outline Layouts and Stylesp. 349
Chapter 18 Adding Document Referencesp. 353
Inserting Footnotes and Endnotesp. 353
Making Listsp. 364
Creating a Table of Contentsp. 368
Creating a Table of Authoritiesp. 373
Creating Indexesp. 379
Inserting Document Cross-Referencesp. 387
Using Countersp. 390
Chapter 19 Assembling Multipart Documentsp. 399
How Master Documents and Subdocuments Workp. 399
Assembling a Master Documentp. 401
Master Document Tips and Techniquesp. 407
Part V Honing Your Skillsp. 411
Chapter 20 Working Quickly with ExpressDoc Templates and Stylesp. 413
Understanding ExpressDoc Templatesp. 413
Using ExpressDoc Templatesp. 414
Creating Your Own ExpressDoc Templatesp. 415
Applying Stylesp. 416
Chapter 21 Doing Calculations in WordPerfectp. 429
Understanding Calculationsp. 429
Importing or Linking to a Spreadsheetp. 431
Creating Floating Cellsp. 432
Using Numbers in Tablesp. 433
Naming Tables, Table Parts, and Floating Cellsp. 437
Creating Formulasp. 441
Calculating Formulasp. 461
Chapter 22 Sorting Informationp. 465
Doing Simple Sortsp. 465
Sophisticated Sorting with Records and Keysp. 468
Defining Keys and Performing Sortsp. 472
Using Word Sorting Tricksp. 474
Sorting from an Input File or to an Output Filep. 476
Extracting Records with Sortp. 476
Chapter 23 Adding Graphic Lines, Borders, and Fillsp. 481
Adding Graphic Linesp. 482
Moving and Editing Linesp. 483
Understanding Borders and Fillsp. 490
Adding Borders and Fills to Graphics Boxesp. 492
Using Paragraph Borders and Fillsp. 494
Using Page Borders and Fillsp. 496
Using Column Borders and Fillsp. 497
Chapter 24 Creating Equationsp. 499
Using the Equation Editorp. 499
Creating an Equationp. 500
Creating Equation Examplesp. 509
Resizing or Moving an Equation Boxp. 510
Editing an Equationp. 510
Formatting an Equationp. 510
Adding Borders and Fills to Equation Boxesp. 513
Saving and Retrieving Equationsp. 514
Deleting an Equationp. 514
Chapter 25 Charting Datap. 515
Understanding Data Chartsp. 515
Creating a Chartp. 517
Editing a Chartp. 519
Changing a Chart's Appearancep. 529
Chart Tips and Techniquesp. 541
Part VI Customizing and Automatingp. 543
Chapter 26 Fine-Tuning WordPerfectp. 545
Understanding WordPerfect's Settingsp. 545
Your Settings Control Centerp. 546
Setting Up Your Displayp. 547
Setting Up Your Environmentp. 552
Setting Up Your Filesp. 555
Setting Up Your Document Summariesp. 559
Customizing Your Application Barp. 560
Customizing Keyboardsp. 561
Changing the Redline Method and Relative Font Sizesp. 561
Specifying Conversion Settingsp. 563
Changing Your Color Schemep. 564
Specifying Default Print Settingsp. 565
Specifying Administrator Settingsp. 565
Starting WordPerfect with Custom Optionsp. 566
Chapter 27 Customizing Toolbars, Menus, and Keyboardsp. 571
What You Can Customizep. 571
Displaying and Hiding Toolbarsp. 571
Changing Your Toolbar Displayp. 572
Customizing Toolbarsp. 573
Customizing Keyboard Shortcutsp. 575
For More Informationp. 577
Chapter 28 Mass Producing with Labels and Mergep. 579
Producing Labelsp. 579
Mass Producing with Mergep. 585
Including Envelopes in Your Mergep. 593
Using Merge for Envelopes Onlyp. 594
Creating Mailing Labels with Mergep. 594
Merge Techniquesp. 596
Gaining Control with Merge Commandsp. 602
Chapter 29 Automating with Macrosp. 617
Why Macros?p. 617
Recording a Macrop. 618
Playing a Macrop. 619
Creating Some Macro Examplesp. 620
Naming Keystroke Macrosp. 623
Using Shortcuts to Play Macrosp. 623
Managing Your Macro Collectionp. 623
Adding Macro Programming Commandsp. 623
Getting Help on Writing Macrosp. 629
Appendix A WordPerfect Settings Quick Referencep. 631
Appendix B WordPerfect and Linux Linksp. 639
Appendix C What's on the CD?p. 645
Indexp. 647
End-User License Agreementp. 671
GNU General Public Licensep. 673
CD-ROM Installation Instructionsp. 681