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Absolute Beginner's Guide to Corel WordPerfect 10 (Absolute Beginner's Guides)


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Publisher Comments:

In recent news, Corel announced that HP, the world's largest PC manufacturer, Dell, the second-largest, and Sony have all agreed to preinstall WordPerfect 10 and Quattro Pro 10 on some of their computer lines. Cost differential between Microsoft's Office and Works Suites, as well as Microsoft's Office licensing terms is helping fuel the trend to switch software vendors. With more consumers using this product, the need for a beginner-level book on these software programs has increased as well, and the Absolute Beginner's Guide to Corel WordPerfect 10 is the only such resource available! The book assumes absolutely no prior knowledge of the topic, and the information is presented in an easy-to-read, lighthearted style. Bonus chapters on QuattroPro 10 and TaskManager appear in the book and other material is available on This title is for those who are new to WordPerfect and want to learn how to use the word processing program from start to finish. It is also a great guide for users who are upgrading from previous versions of the software and want to know the newest features.

About the Author

Laura Acklen has been writing books about WordPerfect since 1993 when she wrote her first book, Oops! What To Do When Things Go Wrong with WordPerfect. She contributed to three versions of Que's Special Edition Using WordPerfect (6, 6.1, and 7) and co-authored Que's Special Edition Using Corel WordPerfect 9 and Special Edition Using Corel WordPerfect 10 books with Read Gilgen. She writes articles for Corel's, is a moderator at WordPerfect Universe (, and maintains a presence on the Corel newsgroups. She is also the Webmistress of, a Web site devoted to WordPerfect.

Table of Contents


Some Key Terms. Things to Keep in Mind. How to Use This Book. Conventions Used in This Book.


1. Getting Around and Getting Help in WordPerfect.

What Is WordPerfect? Getting WordPerfect Up and Running. Getting Acquainted with WordPerfect. Working with the Property Bar and Toolbars. Using the Menus. Getting Help.
2. Creating and Editing Documents.

Creating Documents. Moving Around in a Document. Printing a Document. Saving Documents.
3. Finding and Opening Documents.

Getting Familiar with the Open File Dialog Box. Navigating Through Drives and Folders. Searching for a File. Converting Documents on Open. Organizing Files in Folders.
4. Revising Documents.

Selecting Text. Moving and Copying Text. Using Undo to Fix Your Mistakes. Using the Zoom Feature. Working with More Than One Document. Previewing and Printing Documents.
5. Basic Formatting.

Emphasizing Important Text. Choosing the Right Font. Changing Margins. Creating an Envelope. Inserting Symbols. Turning on Reveal Codes.
6. Using the Writing Tools.

Recognizing WordPerfects Automatic Proofreading Features. Spell Checking a Document. Checking for Grammatical Errors. Looking Up Words in the Thesaurus. Using the Dictionary. Switching to a Different Language. Searching and Replacing Text and Codes. Discovering the Power of QuickCorrect.


7. Working with Paragraphs.

Aligning Text. Setting Tabs. Indenting Text. Adjusting the Spacing Between Lines and Paragraphs. Keeping Text Together.
8. Working with Pages.

Inserting a Page Break. Changing Paper Size and Orientation. Subdividing Pages. Adding Page Numbers. Adding a Header or Footer. Suppressing and Delaying Formatting. Adding Borders Around Pages. Using the Make It Fit Feature.
9. Using Styles for Consistency.

Understanding Styles. Using QuickStyle to Create Your Own Styles. Using WordPerfects Heading Styles. Building Your Own Styles. Editing Styles. Using QuickFormat.


10. Creating and Formatting Tables.

Creating Tables. Working with Tables. Formatting Tables, Columns, and Cells. Changing Lines, Fills, and Borders. Using WordPerfect Tables for Calculations. Converting Text to a Table, or a Table to Text.
11. Using Lists and Outlines.

Working with Lists. Working with Outlines.


12. Working with Graphics.

Working with Graphic Lines. Inserting Graphic Images. Creating Text Boxes. Setting Border, Wrap, and Fill Options. Adding Watermarks. Inserting Shapes. Layering Graphics.
13. Using Data from Other Sources.

Copying Data from Other Programs. Using Corels Clipbook. Using OLE to Link and Embed Data from Other Programs. Opening (or Importing) Files from Other Programs.


14. Using the Merge Feature.

Working with Data Files. Creating Form Files. Merging the Data and Form Files Together. Creating Fill-in-the-Blank Forms.
15. Using the Address Book.

The CorelCENTRAL Address Book. Working with Address Book Entries. Opening Other Address Books. Importing and Exporting Address Books. Customizing the CorelCENTRAL Address Book Window. Merging with the Address Book.
16. Working with Templates.

Using WordPerfects Templates. Customizing WordPerfects Templates. Downloading and Installing Templates. Converting an Existing Document to a Template.
17. Creating and Playing Macros.

What Is a Macro? Playing Macros. Running WordPerfects Shipping Macros. Creating Macros. Editing Macros. Recording Several Sample Macros.
18. Using the Task Manager.

Launching the Task Manager. Selecting a Project from the Task Manager. Getting Help Through Task Manager.


Appendix A. Learning Quattro Pro Basics.

The Quattro Pro Screen. Entering Data. Working with Cells. Saving Your Work. Importing and Exporting Data. Getting Expert Assistance.
Appendix B. Working with Formulas and Functions in Quattro Pro.

Understanding Formulas. Editing Formulas. Copying Formulas. Using QuickSum. Understanding Functions. Using the Formula Composer. Entering Spreadsheet Functions Manually.
Appendix C. Formatting Your Spreadsheets.

Inserting, Clearing, and Deleting Cells, Rows, and Columns. Adjusting Column Width and Row Height. Formatting Values. Aligning Entries in Cells. Adding Emphasis to Cells. Protecting Cells. Joining Cells. Naming Cells. Using SpeedFormat.
Appendix D. Understanding the WordPerfect Product Family.

The Full Suite. Corel Family Pack. Corel Productivity Pack. Places to Go for Help.

Product Details

Acklen, Laura
Indianapolis, Ind.
Word Processing - General
Word processing
Word Processing - WordPerfect
Business Software - General
Personal Computers-Applications
Personal Computers-Desktop Applications-Word Processing
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Absolute Beginner's Guides
Series Volume:
n. F., Bd. 14.
Publication Date:
January 2003
Grade Level:
9.2 x 7.3 x 0.6 in 644 gr

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