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MrsMac
 
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I've been using Word for 12 years (currently 2003), now must install my OEM
WordPerfect 11 and use for transcription. I want to continue using Word for
my current clients, but want to learn WordPerfect enough to function
adequately to serve a prospective new client.

I realize this is a Word board, but after doing some reading, I've found
that many here use both programs as well. Anyone have any insight for me as I
jump into learning a totally different word processing program? If you know
of any good help sites, I would appreciate it. I have been to several --
Corel's and WP Universe -- and they were geared more towards long-time users
as opposed to a newbie like myself. I've ordered the "dummies" book from the
library for at least some form of reference as well.

TIA for any assistance.
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Well, it's sort of a backwards approach, but you might look at
http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/General/WordVsWordPerfect.htm

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the newsgroup so
all may benefit.

"MrsMac" wrote in message
...
I've been using Word for 12 years (currently 2003), now must install my

OEM
WordPerfect 11 and use for transcription. I want to continue using Word

for
my current clients, but want to learn WordPerfect enough to function
adequately to serve a prospective new client.

I realize this is a Word board, but after doing some reading, I've found
that many here use both programs as well. Anyone have any insight for me

as I
jump into learning a totally different word processing program? If you

know
of any good help sites, I would appreciate it. I have been to several --
Corel's and WP Universe -- and they were geared more towards long-time

users
as opposed to a newbie like myself. I've ordered the "dummies" book from

the
library for at least some form of reference as well.

TIA for any assistance.


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Tim in Ottawa
 
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The secret to operating WordPerfect is "Reveal Codes". You can view all the
typesetting and formatting codes to help you figure out why something isn't
working. I wish Word had this ability but apparently they are programmed
completely differently. The only way to learn a software is to use it
regularly, so good luck.


"MrsMac" wrote:

I've been using Word for 12 years (currently 2003), now must install my OEM
WordPerfect 11 and use for transcription. I want to continue using Word for
my current clients, but want to learn WordPerfect enough to function
adequately to serve a prospective new client.

I realize this is a Word board, but after doing some reading, I've found
that many here use both programs as well. Anyone have any insight for me as I
jump into learning a totally different word processing program? If you know
of any good help sites, I would appreciate it. I have been to several --
Corel's and WP Universe -- and they were geared more towards long-time users
as opposed to a newbie like myself. I've ordered the "dummies" book from the
library for at least some form of reference as well.

TIA for any assistance.

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If you are going to be using it regularly, accept that they are different
programs and plan on spending some time learning WP. What follows is advice
I give people coming the other way, but much of it will apply. Where I have
something specific for you, I've preceded it with two asterisks. **

Here is some general info on moving from Word Perfect to Word:

Word and Word Perfect work very differently from one another. Each program's
methods have strengths and weaknesses; but, if you try to use one of these
programs as if it were the other, it is like pushing on a string! You can
easily make a lot of extra work for yourself. In the (short) long term
(weeks rather than years) spending the time to learn Word will save you time
if you are spending any time at all (more than an hour a day) using Word.

See http://www.addbalance.com/word/wordperfect.htm
http://www.mvps.org/word/FAQs/Genera...ordPerfect.htm
http://www.mvps.org/word/FAQs/Genera...AndGotchas.htm
http://www.mvps.org/word/FAQs/General/RevealCodes.htm
http://www.mvps.org/word/FAQs/Genera...Converters.htm
http://www.shaunakelly.com/word/conc...ion/index.html
for information on Word for Word Perfect users.

For mo
http://www.mvps.org/word/FAQs/Custom...platePart2.htm
http://www.mvps.org/word/FAQs/Custom...platePart1.htm
http://www.addbalance.com/usersguide/templates.htm
http://www.mvps.org/word/FAQs/Number...gExplained.htm
http://www.addbalance.com/usersguide/styles.htm
http://www.mvps.org/word/FAQs/Custom...latesStore.htm


Function Keys
** learn the WP function keys
In Word 2000 (or later) You can get the function keys to display in a
special toolbar at the bottom of the screen if you want (something like
pressing F3 twice in WP). The following macro will do this.
Sub ShowMeFunctionKeys()
Commandbars("Function Key Display").Visible = True
End Sub

Word's Extend key (F8) gives something similar to block processing.


Formatting and Styles

Learn about Styles - really learn!
http://www.addbalance.com/usersguide/styles.htm I resisted for years and now
regret every day of those years because although that string was still very
hard to push, it kept getting longer and longer, and had some very important
projects tied to it! Once you understand styles and the Word concept of
organizing things into Chinese boxes everything falls into place and instead
of pushing a string, you can push a button that turns on the very powerful
text processing machine known as Microsoft Word and it will start doing your
work for you instead of running around behind you trying to undo what you
just thought you did.
** WP has styles, but they are different in how they work and not as central
to how the program works.

Converting documents Word / Word Perfect

Some special characters in Word Perfect documents don't convert well to
Word. There is a macro to assist with this described at
http://www.columbia.edu/~em36/wpdos/...html#macroword and can be found
at http://www.columbia.edu/~em36/wpdos/WPSymbolConv.bas.
This was prepared by Edward Mendelson.
Otherwise, look at the macro from http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=212396
Use these on _copies_!

As for converting documents from Word Perfect to _use_ in Word... In a word,
don't plan on it. I would not recommend using converted documents long-term.
They will be filled with formatting anomolies that will get you at the worst
time. This is especially true of any documents containing automatic
numbering or bullets. Try recreating form documents in Word using the
following process:
In Word Perfect (if you still have it, in Word if not) save your files as
text files.
Use your converted files as references to show you how you want your
formatting to look.
Create a new document in Word and insert the text from the text file. Save
this new document as a Word template. Format it the way you want using
styles, not direct formatting. Save it again.
To use a template within Word, use File = New and pick your template. This
will create a new document for you.

Merge documents have special problems and should be recreated from text
files or retyped in Word. To convert data files, consider generating labels
in WP as a document, converting that to Word, and then using
http://www.gmayor.com/convert_labels...mail_merge.htm to get a new Word
data file.

Note that conversions usually do create documents that look passable and
print OK; the problems I'm referring to have to do with editing / making
changes, that is, using the documents long-term. (See below on reusing
documents vs. using templates.)

Conversion back to Word Perfect: There is a problem (in addition to the ones
mentioned for conversion _to_ Word) with Version 2002 (XP) and later of
Word. The conversion file only works for conversion _to_ Word, not from Word
to Word Perfect! Earlier versions went both ways. To fix this, you need to
find the old conversion file WPFT532.CNV from a Word 97 or Word 2000
installation and copy it to your new installation, replacing the file of the
same name. Note, the change making the file one-way was done as a security
measure. While I don't know of any problems the old file causes, keep the
new installation's file somewhere as a backup just in case.

** Don't plan on converting back and forth. Copy and paste unformatted text
and reformat in the new program.

Boilerplate and Forms

In WP a lot of people use macros to hold chunks of text - boilerplate. In
Word this function is filled by Templates, AutoText and AutoCorrect, not
macros. Follow the links at
http://addbalance.com/word/wordwebre...s.htm#AutoText for more
information on these tools.

You can use FILLIN and ASK fields or UserForms to query the user. For more
about online forms, follow the links at
http://addbalance.com/word/wordwebresources.htm#Forms or
http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/Customizat...nTheBlanks.htm especially Dian
Chapman's series of articles. You may also want to look at
http://www.word.mvps.org/FAQs/TblsFl...nesInForms.htm.




Reusing Documents vs. Using templates

General practice in WP is to have a document and copy and edit it to create
a new document. This is not good practice in Word. In Word, construct a
good, tight, template for your documents and use that template when
constructing new documents. Among other things, this can avoid embarrassing
"metadata" (http://www.addbalance.com/usersguide/metadata.htm) and things
like surprise headers and footers from creeping into new documents.

It's a lot of reading, I know. It's OK to chunk it down and do a bit each
day, but I would recommend that you make it a top priority to do that bit
each day. In the (short) long run, it will save you both time and grief.
--

Charles Kenyon

Word New User FAQ & Web Directory: http://addbalance.com/word

Intermediate User's Guide to Microsoft Word (supplemented version of
Microsoft's Legal Users' Guide) http://addbalance.com/usersguide

See also the MVP FAQ: http://word.mvps.org/FAQs which is awesome!

My criminal law site: http://addbalance.com
--------- --------- --------- --------- --------- ---------
This message is posted to a newsgroup. Please post replies
and questions to the newsgroup so that others can learn
from my ignorance and your wisdom.

"MrsMac" wrote in message
...
I've been using Word for 12 years (currently 2003), now must install my
OEM
WordPerfect 11 and use for transcription. I want to continue using Word
for
my current clients, but want to learn WordPerfect enough to function
adequately to serve a prospective new client.

I realize this is a Word board, but after doing some reading, I've found
that many here use both programs as well. Anyone have any insight for me
as I
jump into learning a totally different word processing program? If you
know
of any good help sites, I would appreciate it. I have been to several --
Corel's and WP Universe -- and they were geared more towards long-time
users
as opposed to a newbie like myself. I've ordered the "dummies" book from
the
library for at least some form of reference as well.

TIA for any assistance.



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MrsMac
 
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Thank you Charles. I have printed out all your links and suggestions for
further reference. After briefly reading through things, the only area I can
see that might pose a potential problem for me is that I quite heavily use
templates, autotext, and autocorrect. It sounds like this is not available in
WP, only macros. That will be a tough one for me as I have never gotten the
hang of macros. I used WP5.1 for DOS back in the 80's and loved it, so I do
know a little about reveal codes and the F keys (took me awhile to STOP using
them when I switched to Word back in '93!). I guess I'll just jump in with
both feet and keep plugging away until I get it.

Thanks again all for your suggestions and info -- I really appreciate it.

"Charles Kenyon" wrote:

If you are going to be using it regularly, accept that they are different
programs and plan on spending some time learning WP. What follows is advice
I give people coming the other way, but much of it will apply. Where I have
something specific for you, I've preceded it with two asterisks. **

Here is some general info on moving from Word Perfect to Word:

Word and Word Perfect work very differently from one another. Each program's
methods have strengths and weaknesses; but, if you try to use one of these
programs as if it were the other, it is like pushing on a string! You can
easily make a lot of extra work for yourself. In the (short) long term
(weeks rather than years) spending the time to learn Word will save you time
if you are spending any time at all (more than an hour a day) using Word.

See http://www.addbalance.com/word/wordperfect.htm
http://www.mvps.org/word/FAQs/Genera...ordPerfect.htm
http://www.mvps.org/word/FAQs/Genera...AndGotchas.htm
http://www.mvps.org/word/FAQs/General/RevealCodes.htm
http://www.mvps.org/word/FAQs/Genera...Converters.htm
http://www.shaunakelly.com/word/conc...ion/index.html
for information on Word for Word Perfect users.

For mo
http://www.mvps.org/word/FAQs/Custom...platePart2.htm
http://www.mvps.org/word/FAQs/Custom...platePart1.htm
http://www.addbalance.com/usersguide/templates.htm
http://www.mvps.org/word/FAQs/Number...gExplained.htm
http://www.addbalance.com/usersguide/styles.htm
http://www.mvps.org/word/FAQs/Custom...latesStore.htm


Function Keys
** learn the WP function keys
In Word 2000 (or later) You can get the function keys to display in a
special toolbar at the bottom of the screen if you want (something like
pressing F3 twice in WP). The following macro will do this.
Sub ShowMeFunctionKeys()
Commandbars("Function Key Display").Visible = True
End Sub

Word's Extend key (F8) gives something similar to block processing.


Formatting and Styles

Learn about Styles - really learn!
http://www.addbalance.com/usersguide/styles.htm I resisted for years and now
regret every day of those years because although that string was still very
hard to push, it kept getting longer and longer, and had some very important
projects tied to it! Once you understand styles and the Word concept of
organizing things into Chinese boxes everything falls into place and instead
of pushing a string, you can push a button that turns on the very powerful
text processing machine known as Microsoft Word and it will start doing your
work for you instead of running around behind you trying to undo what you
just thought you did.
** WP has styles, but they are different in how they work and not as central
to how the program works.

Converting documents Word / Word Perfect

Some special characters in Word Perfect documents don't convert well to
Word. There is a macro to assist with this described at
http://www.columbia.edu/~em36/wpdos/...html#macroword and can be found
at http://www.columbia.edu/~em36/wpdos/WPSymbolConv.bas.
This was prepared by Edward Mendelson.
Otherwise, look at the macro from http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=212396
Use these on _copies_!

As for converting documents from Word Perfect to _use_ in Word... In a word,
don't plan on it. I would not recommend using converted documents long-term.
They will be filled with formatting anomolies that will get you at the worst
time. This is especially true of any documents containing automatic
numbering or bullets. Try recreating form documents in Word using the
following process:
In Word Perfect (if you still have it, in Word if not) save your files as
text files.
Use your converted files as references to show you how you want your
formatting to look.
Create a new document in Word and insert the text from the text file. Save
this new document as a Word template. Format it the way you want using
styles, not direct formatting. Save it again.
To use a template within Word, use File = New and pick your template. This
will create a new document for you.

Merge documents have special problems and should be recreated from text
files or retyped in Word. To convert data files, consider generating labels
in WP as a document, converting that to Word, and then using
http://www.gmayor.com/convert_labels...mail_merge.htm to get a new Word
data file.

Note that conversions usually do create documents that look passable and
print OK; the problems I'm referring to have to do with editing / making
changes, that is, using the documents long-term. (See below on reusing
documents vs. using templates.)

Conversion back to Word Perfect: There is a problem (in addition to the ones
mentioned for conversion _to_ Word) with Version 2002 (XP) and later of
Word. The conversion file only works for conversion _to_ Word, not from Word
to Word Perfect! Earlier versions went both ways. To fix this, you need to
find the old conversion file WPFT532.CNV from a Word 97 or Word 2000
installation and copy it to your new installation, replacing the file of the
same name. Note, the change making the file one-way was done as a security
measure. While I don't know of any problems the old file causes, keep the
new installation's file somewhere as a backup just in case.

** Don't plan on converting back and forth. Copy and paste unformatted text
and reformat in the new program.

Boilerplate and Forms

In WP a lot of people use macros to hold chunks of text - boilerplate. In
Word this function is filled by Templates, AutoText and AutoCorrect, not
macros. Follow the links at
http://addbalance.com/word/wordwebre...s.htm#AutoText for more
information on these tools.

You can use FILLIN and ASK fields or UserForms to query the user. For more
about online forms, follow the links at
http://addbalance.com/word/wordwebresources.htm#Forms or
http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/Customizat...nTheBlanks.htm especially Dian
Chapman's series of articles. You may also want to look at
http://www.word.mvps.org/FAQs/TblsFl...nesInForms.htm.




Reusing Documents vs. Using templates

General practice in WP is to have a document and copy and edit it to create
a new document. This is not good practice in Word. In Word, construct a
good, tight, template for your documents and use that template when
constructing new documents. Among other things, this can avoid embarrassing
"metadata" (http://www.addbalance.com/usersguide/metadata.htm) and things
like surprise headers and footers from creeping into new documents.

It's a lot of reading, I know. It's OK to chunk it down and do a bit each
day, but I would recommend that you make it a top priority to do that bit
each day. In the (short) long run, it will save you both time and grief.
--

Charles Kenyon

Word New User FAQ & Web Directory: http://addbalance.com/word

Intermediate User's Guide to Microsoft Word (supplemented version of
Microsoft's Legal Users' Guide) http://addbalance.com/usersguide

See also the MVP FAQ: http://word.mvps.org/FAQs which is awesome!

My criminal law site: http://addbalance.com
--------- --------- --------- --------- --------- ---------
This message is posted to a newsgroup. Please post replies
and questions to the newsgroup so that others can learn
from my ignorance and your wisdom.

"MrsMac" wrote in message
...
I've been using Word for 12 years (currently 2003), now must install my
OEM
WordPerfect 11 and use for transcription. I want to continue using Word
for
my current clients, but want to learn WordPerfect enough to function
adequately to serve a prospective new client.

I realize this is a Word board, but after doing some reading, I've found
that many here use both programs as well. Anyone have any insight for me
as I
jump into learning a totally different word processing program? If you
know
of any good help sites, I would appreciate it. I have been to several --
Corel's and WP Universe -- and they were geared more towards long-time
users
as opposed to a newbie like myself. I've ordered the "dummies" book from
the
library for at least some form of reference as well.

TIA for any assistance.






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I think current WP versions have some equivalent of AutoText, and I know
they have an equivalent of AutoCorrect (I think it's called QuickCorrect).
WP also uses templates and styles, but it doesn't have quite the same
concept of them that Word does, though the last time I used WP (several
versions back), it was getting closer. The main thing that takes a lot of
getting used to is that WP doesn't have the same concept of a paragraph (and
there's no such thing as a line break).

Despite the insistence of WP users that Reveal Codes makes it easy to apply
and manipulate formatting, I always found it very difficult to do this
retroactively. If you select a block of text and insert tab stops, you can
see the codes that set and release them, BUT if you select that same block
of text again, the selection does not include these codes, so the ruler
doesn't show the tab stops you just inserted, so you can't just move them
the way you can in Word; you have to start from scratch. And whatever you do
usually results in a pileup of redundant or contradictory codes that you
have to periodically weed out.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the newsgroup so
all may benefit.

"MrsMac" wrote in message
...
Thank you Charles. I have printed out all your links and suggestions for
further reference. After briefly reading through things, the only area I

can
see that might pose a potential problem for me is that I quite heavily use
templates, autotext, and autocorrect. It sounds like this is not available

in
WP, only macros. That will be a tough one for me as I have never gotten

the
hang of macros. I used WP5.1 for DOS back in the 80's and loved it, so I

do
know a little about reveal codes and the F keys (took me awhile to STOP

using
them when I switched to Word back in '93!). I guess I'll just jump in with
both feet and keep plugging away until I get it.

Thanks again all for your suggestions and info -- I really appreciate it.

"Charles Kenyon" wrote:

If you are going to be using it regularly, accept that they are

different
programs and plan on spending some time learning WP. What follows is

advice
I give people coming the other way, but much of it will apply. Where I

have
something specific for you, I've preceded it with two asterisks. **

Here is some general info on moving from Word Perfect to Word:

Word and Word Perfect work very differently from one another. Each

program's
methods have strengths and weaknesses; but, if you try to use one of

these
programs as if it were the other, it is like pushing on a string! You

can
easily make a lot of extra work for yourself. In the (short) long term
(weeks rather than years) spending the time to learn Word will save you

time
if you are spending any time at all (more than an hour a day) using

Word.

See http://www.addbalance.com/word/wordperfect.htm
http://www.mvps.org/word/FAQs/Genera...ordPerfect.htm
http://www.mvps.org/word/FAQs/Genera...AndGotchas.htm
http://www.mvps.org/word/FAQs/General/RevealCodes.htm
http://www.mvps.org/word/FAQs/Genera...Converters.htm
http://www.shaunakelly.com/word/conc...ion/index.html
for information on Word for Word Perfect users.

For mo
http://www.mvps.org/word/FAQs/Custom...platePart2.htm
http://www.mvps.org/word/FAQs/Custom...platePart1.htm
http://www.addbalance.com/usersguide/templates.htm
http://www.mvps.org/word/FAQs/Number...gExplained.htm
http://www.addbalance.com/usersguide/styles.htm
http://www.mvps.org/word/FAQs/Custom...latesStore.htm


Function Keys
** learn the WP function keys
In Word 2000 (or later) You can get the function keys to display in a
special toolbar at the bottom of the screen if you want (something like
pressing F3 twice in WP). The following macro will do this.
Sub ShowMeFunctionKeys()
Commandbars("Function Key Display").Visible = True
End Sub

Word's Extend key (F8) gives something similar to block processing.


Formatting and Styles

Learn about Styles - really learn!
http://www.addbalance.com/usersguide/styles.htm I resisted for years and

now
regret every day of those years because although that string was still

very
hard to push, it kept getting longer and longer, and had some very

important
projects tied to it! Once you understand styles and the Word concept of
organizing things into Chinese boxes everything falls into place and

instead
of pushing a string, you can push a button that turns on the very

powerful
text processing machine known as Microsoft Word and it will start doing

your
work for you instead of running around behind you trying to undo what

you
just thought you did.
** WP has styles, but they are different in how they work and not as

central
to how the program works.

Converting documents Word / Word Perfect

Some special characters in Word Perfect documents don't convert well to
Word. There is a macro to assist with this described at
http://www.columbia.edu/~em36/wpdos/...html#macroword and can be

found
at http://www.columbia.edu/~em36/wpdos/WPSymbolConv.bas.
This was prepared by Edward Mendelson.
Otherwise, look at the macro from

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=212396
Use these on _copies_!

As for converting documents from Word Perfect to _use_ in Word... In a

word,
don't plan on it. I would not recommend using converted documents

long-term.
They will be filled with formatting anomolies that will get you at the

worst
time. This is especially true of any documents containing automatic
numbering or bullets. Try recreating form documents in Word using the
following process:
In Word Perfect (if you still have it, in Word if not) save your files

as
text files.
Use your converted files as references to show you how you want your
formatting to look.
Create a new document in Word and insert the text from the text file.

Save
this new document as a Word template. Format it the way you want using
styles, not direct formatting. Save it again.
To use a template within Word, use File = New and pick your template.

This
will create a new document for you.

Merge documents have special problems and should be recreated from text
files or retyped in Word. To convert data files, consider generating

labels
in WP as a document, converting that to Word, and then using
http://www.gmayor.com/convert_labels...mail_merge.htm to get a new

Word
data file.

Note that conversions usually do create documents that look passable and
print OK; the problems I'm referring to have to do with editing / making
changes, that is, using the documents long-term. (See below on reusing
documents vs. using templates.)

Conversion back to Word Perfect: There is a problem (in addition to the

ones
mentioned for conversion _to_ Word) with Version 2002 (XP) and later of
Word. The conversion file only works for conversion _to_ Word, not from

Word
to Word Perfect! Earlier versions went both ways. To fix this, you need

to
find the old conversion file WPFT532.CNV from a Word 97 or Word 2000
installation and copy it to your new installation, replacing the file of

the
same name. Note, the change making the file one-way was done as a

security
measure. While I don't know of any problems the old file causes, keep

the
new installation's file somewhere as a backup just in case.

** Don't plan on converting back and forth. Copy and paste unformatted

text
and reformat in the new program.

Boilerplate and Forms

In WP a lot of people use macros to hold chunks of text - boilerplate.

In
Word this function is filled by Templates, AutoText and AutoCorrect, not
macros. Follow the links at
http://addbalance.com/word/wordwebre...s.htm#AutoText for more
information on these tools.

You can use FILLIN and ASK fields or UserForms to query the user. For

more
about online forms, follow the links at
http://addbalance.com/word/wordwebresources.htm#Forms or
http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/Customizat...nTheBlanks.htm especially

Dian
Chapman's series of articles. You may also want to look at
http://www.word.mvps.org/FAQs/TblsFl...nesInForms.htm.




Reusing Documents vs. Using templates

General practice in WP is to have a document and copy and edit it to

create
a new document. This is not good practice in Word. In Word, construct a
good, tight, template for your documents and use that template when
constructing new documents. Among other things, this can avoid

embarrassing
"metadata" (http://www.addbalance.com/usersguide/metadata.htm) and

things
like surprise headers and footers from creeping into new documents.

It's a lot of reading, I know. It's OK to chunk it down and do a bit

each
day, but I would recommend that you make it a top priority to do that

bit
each day. In the (short) long run, it will save you both time and grief.
--

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"MrsMac" wrote in message
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I've been using Word for 12 years (currently 2003), now must install

my
OEM
WordPerfect 11 and use for transcription. I want to continue using

Word
for
my current clients, but want to learn WordPerfect enough to function
adequately to serve a prospective new client.

I realize this is a Word board, but after doing some reading, I've

found
that many here use both programs as well. Anyone have any insight for

me
as I
jump into learning a totally different word processing program? If you
know
of any good help sites, I would appreciate it. I have been to

several --
Corel's and WP Universe -- and they were geared more towards long-time
users
as opposed to a newbie like myself. I've ordered the "dummies" book

from
the
library for at least some form of reference as well.

TIA for any assistance.





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