Dummies 101: WordPerfect 8 for Windows

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By Alison Barrows and Margaret Levine Young.
October 1997, 268 pages, US$24.99. C$34.99, £23.99, ISBN 0-7645-0189-5

So, you want to learn WordPerfect 8, and you want to know exactly what to do, step by step? Excellent! This book is a course that teaches you all the basics of WordPerfect 8, with fun quizzes and exercises along the way.

In this book...

  • Learn how to use the menu bar, the Toolbar, and the ruler bar to give WordPerfect commands
  • Brush up on your skills at selecting and formatting text, changing fonts, and adding headers or footers to your documents
  • Learn how to center and indent text, change font styles or sizes, created bulleted lists, and more
  • Find out how to replace whole words, word forms, and phrases to swap terms within your document
  • Use WordPerfect's Spell-As-You-Go feature to avoid the embarrassment of misspelled words

Table of Contents

Part I: Getting Comfortable with WordPerfect 8
Unit 1: Once Around the Block
Unit 2: Opening, Closing, and Moving Around in Your Documents
Unit 3: Cool Word Processing Moves
Unit 4: Printing Your Document

Part II: Editing and Organizing Your Documents
Unit 5: Selecting, Moving, Copying, and Deleting Text
Unit 6: Finding and Replacing Text
Unit 7: Writing Tools to Improve your Spelling, Grammar, and Word Choice

Part III: Adding Pizzazz
Unit 8: Formatting Fancy Characters
Unit 9: Secrets of Formatting: Using WordPerfect Codes
Unit 10: Formatting Lines and Paragraphs
Unit 11: Formatting Pages

Part IV: Working with Advanced Features
Unit 12: Creating Multiple Column Documents and Tables
Unit 13: Creating Junk Mail (and Important Missives) with Mail Merge

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