Double-click codes to change settings (WordPerfect)
In WordPerfect, double-clicking most codes opens a dialog box that allows you to change the settings for the related feature. For instance, if you double-click a font code, the Font Properties dialog opens. If you double-click a margin code, the page setup dialog opens.
Perhaps the most useful code to double-click is the OpenStyle:DocumentStyle code at the beginning of every WordPerfect document. Comparable to the “Initial Styles” code in legacy versions of the program, the OpenStyle:DocumentStyle code determines the default settings (font, justification, line spacing, etc.) for the document. When you double-click that code, the Styles Editor opens, letting you make changes to the underlying format of the document.
Tip: If the margins of your headers and footers (or footnotes) differ from the document margins, and you want them to be the same, set the margins from within the Styles Editor rather than from within the document itself. The advantage of doing so is that the codes in the Styles Editor will affect the entire document, including “substructures” such as headers, footers, and footnotes.
But watch out: Any margin settings you insert into the document will override those in the Styles Editor.
To view the codes in order to double-click them, you’ll need to turn on Reveal Codes. The key combination to toggle Reveal Codes on and off is Alt F3. If you prefer, you can click the View menu and check (or uncheck) Reveal Codes.
More soon about manipulating the all-powerful codes in WordPerfect.
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