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Is there a way in Word 2007 to convert WordPerfect 10 macros to Word 2007
macros? That would certainly make my next few months easier!

Also, since I have been a WordPerfect user since WP 4.2 for DOS, I
appreciate any helpful advice to make the move to Word 2007. Any links would
be appreciated. I have already found a couple that were helpful and
encouraging. It is a daunting task! And one that I have put off for at
least three years now...
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Much of what is accomplished with "macros" in WordPerfect can be done with
AutoCorrect or AutoText in Word; see
http://word.mvps.org/faqs/customization/AutoCorrect.htm and
http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/Customization/AutoText.htm

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Is there a way in Word 2007 to convert WordPerfect 10 macros to Word 2007
macros? That would certainly make my next few months easier!

Also, since I have been a WordPerfect user since WP 4.2 for DOS, I
appreciate any helpful advice to make the move to Word 2007. Any links
would
be appreciated. I have already found a couple that were helpful and
encouraging. It is a daunting task! And one that I have put off for at
least three years now...
--
Sherry at MTO
Using Word 2007 on Windows XP Home SP3


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Let me take the second point first. If you haven't already, read
http://www.word.mvps.org/FAQs/Genera...ordPerfect.htm and
http://sbarnhill.mvps.org/WordFAQs/RevealCodes.htm.

There are two main classes of macros in WordPerfect.

- The kind of macro that behaves like a robot typist driving the
keyboard, while it can be imitated in Word, isn't worth doing.
Instead, use Word's AutoCorrect and Building Blocks features. Read
http://www.word.mvps.org/FAQs/Custom...utoCorrect.htm and
http://www.word.mvps.org/FAQs/Custom...n/AutoText.htm, and maybe
http://gregmaxey.mvps.org/Word2007_B...&_AutoText.htm. If
you have the kind of macro that pauses for keyboard input and then
continues, Word doesn't do that; instead, use fields or content
controls saved into building blocks.

- The kind of macro that reformats text, or does replacements or other
manipulations, has to be manually rewritten. Because the macro
language (Visual Basic for Applications, or VBA) is intended to work
with objects and collections rather than mimicking a human operator,
the concepts are very different even when you're trying to achieve the
same result. For good advice, visit the VBA Beginners forum
(http://www.microsoft.com/office/comm...a.beginner s).

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On Mon, 15 Mar 2010 18:26:01 -0700, MTO
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Is there a way in Word 2007 to convert WordPerfect 10 macros to Word 2007
macros? That would certainly make my next few months easier!

Also, since I have been a WordPerfect user since WP 4.2 for DOS, I
appreciate any helpful advice to make the move to Word 2007. Any links would
be appreciated. I have already found a couple that were helpful and
encouraging. It is a daunting task! And one that I have put off for at
least three years now...
--
Sherry at MTO
Using Word 2007 on Windows XP Home SP3

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Deducing (not sure if that is a word) from your original post, I believe
that you should be developing some templates in which you have userforms.
In a response in the thread to your original post there are some links to
websites that will show you how to go about that.
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Is there a way in Word 2007 to convert WordPerfect 10 macros to Word 2007
macros? That would certainly make my next few months easier!

Also, since I have been a WordPerfect user since WP 4.2 for DOS, I
appreciate any helpful advice to make the move to Word 2007. Any links
would
be appreciated. I have already found a couple that were helpful and
encouraging. It is a daunting task! And one that I have put off for at
least three years now...
--
Sherry at MTO
Using Word 2007 on Windows XP Home SP3


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