WordPerfect 12 for Dummies

From the Back Cover
Make PDFs, use templates, and print envelopes and labels
Here’s the perfect way to create and format documents for print or the Web

Maybe it’s a revolutionary thought, but could it be you just want to use your word-processing program to create great-looking, readable documents? Perfect! This friendly guide will get you going with WordPerfect 12 so you can get your thoughts on paper ― or on the Web ― quickly and easily, with page numbers, charts, cool fonts, and more.

Discover how to

Use WordPerfect in a Microsoft Office world
Edit and format text
Make your documents eye-catching
Work with OfficeReady® and templates
Format documents for the Web
Create multiple mailings

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 (www.uua.org), reading, and anything to do with eating. She lives in Vermont (see www.gurus.com/margy 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 Digitalwalk.com e-zine.

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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
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
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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