Corel loyalists will continue to tout the control they get from the Reveal Codes
feature, as well as WordPerfect's ever-strong support for legal documents, which is enhanced in this version by the ability to assign Bates numbering, the most commonly used convention for tracking legal and medical documents.
Office 11 includes WordPerfect[R] word processing with the classic strengths of file sharing, and the Reveal Codes
function that displays all formatting, along with enhanced document mapping, multiple placeholders, and improved outlines.
Staunch WordPerfect fans who love the program's "reveal codes
" and outlining features, but must sometimes convert to Word, can try saving their files in rich text format (.rtf) or as MS Word files in WordPerfect.
As a WordPerfect user, I always laughed at Word's attempt to reveal codes
. Word has tried with XP and a new Reveal Formatting button brings up a panel with additional information.
WordPerfect 10 offers a number of new features, including Publish-to-PDF and HTML enhancements, Reveal Codes
, digital signatures, navigation by object, and the ability to open and save Microsoft Word files.
A parallel set of markup schemes was thus developed for printing and formatting, most notably TeX, TROFF, and later various word processors, such as WordPerfect, where the markup is exposed by the Reveal Codes
Turning the columns feature off and on is easy, if you know how to use WordPerfect's "Reveal Codes
" command to find out exactly where you are in a document.
When it happens, turn on Reveal Codes
(F11 or Alt-F3) and experiment with the placement of the codes for each of the boxes.
Built around WordPerfect, the only word processing program to feature reveal codes
, compatibility with its own and other file formats, and Corel graphical expertise, the new office suite is a reasonably priced premium offering.
"Word operates in a different way, so you don't need the reveal codes
function," said Konieczny.
Press Alt-F3 for reveal codes
. Get in there; find all the junk and when you have achieved what you want, highlight the revised passage and press Ctrl-X.
I don't understand why, given that WordPerfect has always had a "reveal codes
" capability that allows users to see and change the coding that creates indents, boldface, underlines, font sizes, and so on.