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WordPerfect 12 for Dummies

Do you take the shortest route instead of the side roads when you're trying to get somewhere? Do you choose the streamlined model instead of one loaded with gizmos and gadgets? Do you value ease over extras? WordPerfect 12 is practical software designed to help you create great-looking, readable documents. Whether you're a recent convert from longhand (welcome to the modern world) or a word processing pro, "WordPerfect12 For Dummies" covers what you need to know, including: the basics, like using menus and toolbars, saving, editing, and printing files, getting help, and more; editing and formatting text, adding page numbers, charts, cool fonts, borders, backgrounds, and more; using templates to make your life easier; creating envelopes and labels and doing multiple mailings; using the compatibility toolbars, Workspace Manager, Office Ready template browser, and wireless office capabilities; creating and integrating columns, tables and graphics; creating Web pages, Adobe Acrobat Documents, XML files, and even Microsoft Office documents; and, publishing your document as a Web Page. "WordPerfect12 For Dummies" was written by Margaret Levine Young, David C. Kay, and Richard Wagner, all computer gurus who have written or contributed to other For Dummies books and numerous computer books. After it shows you how to do what you need to do, it inspires you to do things you probably didn't know you could do, such as: changing Workspaces to the WordPerfect Legal mode if you need to create legal documents; choosing from 26 different tool bars to fit the way you work and what you're working on; using WordPerfect Office Ready for 40 additional templates; printing bar codes and, using Microsoft Outlook contact information in Word Perfect, First, you'll get comfortable with WordPerfect 12, and then you'll get confident and want to explore more. Whether you are a beginner, need a quick refresher, or want to take advantage of the advanced functions, with its complete index, "WordPerfect12 For Dummies" will be the reference you rely on.
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Table of Contents

Introduction. Part I: Exploring the Essentials. Chapter 1: WordPerfect Basics: Out of the Box and Raring to Go. Chapter 2: Cruising Your Document. Chapter 3: Discovering "Perfect" Text Editing. Chapter 4: Working with the Spelling and Grammar Tools. Chapter 5: On Paper at Last - Printing Stuff. Part II: Formatting Your Text. Chapter 6: Giving Your Documents Character. Chapter 7: Sensational Sentences and Pretty Paragraphs. Chapter 8: Perfect Pages and Dashing Documents. Chapter 9: Documents with Style. Part III: Making Your Documents Come Alive. Chapter 10: Formatting Beyond the Text. Chapter 11: Saying It with Pictures. Chapter 12: Working with Templates and OfficeReady. Part IV: All the World's a Page: Going Beyond Your Desktop. Chapter 13: Publishing for the Web. Chapter 14: Using WordPerfect in a Microsoft Office World. Chapter 15: Mail Merge: Printing to the Masses. Part V: More Stuff You Can Do with Your Documents. Chapter 16: Managing Your Documents. Chapter 17: Reveal Codes: Getting Ultimate Control Over Your Document. Part VI: The Part of Tens. Chapter 18: Ten Ways to Tweak WordPerfect. Chapter 19: Ten Really Good Editing Suggestions. Index.

About the Author

In high school, Margaret Levine Young was in a computer club before there were high school computer clubs. She stayed in the field throughout college, graduated from Yale, and went on to become one of the first PC managers in the early 1980s at Columbia Pictures, where she rode the elevator with big stars whose names she wouldn't dream of dropping here. Since then, Margy has co-authored more than 25 computer books about the topics of the Internet, UNIX, WordPerfect, Microsoft Access, and (stab from the past) PC-File and Javelin, including Access 2003 All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies, Dummies 101: The Internet For Windows 98, UNIX For Dummies, and WordPerfect for Linux For Dummies (all published by Wiley Publishing, Inc.), Poor Richard's Building Online Communities (published by Top Floor Publishing), and Windows XP: The Complete Reference and Internet: The Complete Reference (published by Osborne/McGraw-Hill). Aside from explaining computers to anyone who will listen, her other passion is her children, along with music, Unitarian Universalism (, reading, and anything to do with eating. She lives in Vermont (see for some scenery). David C. Kay is a writer, engineer, artist, and naturalist, combining disparate occupations with the same effectiveness as his favorite business establishment, Acton Muffler, Brake, and Ice Cream (now defunct). Dave has written or contributed to more than a dozen computer books, including various editions of WordPerfect 11 For Dummies, Graphics File Formats, and The Complete Reference, Millennium Edition. Besides writing computer books, Dave consults and writes for high-tech firms, and also teaches about wildlife and edible plants. For recreation, he paints theatrical sets, makes strange blobs from molten glass, sings Gilbert and Sullivan choruses in public, and hikes in whatever mountains he can get to. He longs for the Rocky Mountains of Canada, pines for the fjords of New Zealand, and dreams of tracking kiwis and hedgehogs in Wanaka. He feels silly writing about himself in the third person like this and will stop now. Richard Wagner is an experienced For Dummies author whose writings span both technical and non-technical worlds. His tech books include WordPerfect 11 For Dummies, XML All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies, XSLT For Dummies, as well as 15 other computer books. He also invented and architected the award-winning NetObjects ScriptBuilder software product. In his non-tech life, Richard is author of Christianity For Dummies and Christian Prayer For Dummies and editor of the e-zine.

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