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Special Edition Using Corel WordPerfect 10 [Paperback]

Laura Acklen , Read Gilgen
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Dec 23 2001 Special Edition Using

Special Edition Using Corel WordPerfect 10 is a comprehensive reference for individuals who want to master the intermediate and advanced features of WordPerfect, in the shortest possible time. Nearly 500 expert tips, approximately 20 start-to-finish projects, and troubleshooting guidance in every chapter expand the learning experience beyond just the steps that are necessary to complete a task.

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Special Edition Using Corel WordPerfect 10 is a comprehensive reference for individuals who want to master the intermediate and advanced features of WordPerfect, in the shortest possible time. Nearly 500 expert tips, approximately 20 start-to-finish projects, and troubleshooting guidance in every chapter expand the learning experience beyond just the steps that are necessary to complete a task.

About the Author

Laura Acklen obtained her B.B.A. at Southwest Texas State University in 1985. After learning WordPerfect 4.2 in early 1988, she developed custom courseware and trained law offices that were converting from Wang systems to Novell LANs. In 1990, she began teaching classes for the international training company, Productivity Point International (PPI), and progressed into courseware development for its corporate headquarters. Her student and instructor manuals were distributed internationally and used in all PPI training centers. In 1993, Laura wrote her first book for Que with Michael Miller called Oops! What to Do When Things Go Wrong with WordPerfect. Her second book, WordPerfect 6.0 SureSteps, was written that same year. Since that time, she has authored or co-authored seven other books for Que, including QueÕs First Look at Windows 95 and four editions of the Special Edition Using WordPerfect books (for versions 6, 6.1, 7, and 9).

Laura was a contributing editor for the WordPerfect for Windows Magazine for almost four years. She wrote the monthly "Basics" column for the first year before switching over to the "Troubleshooting" column, which also appeared in every issue.

Most recently, she has been writing academic courseware for DDC Publishing (www.ddcpub.com). She wrote the Internet Business Binder II and the Careers Binder, which teach high school and college students how to use the Internet as a research tool. She is currently writing articles for CorelÕs OfficeCommunity.com site.

Laura enjoys scuba diving, cooking, reading, swimming, and biking. She lives in Austin, Texas with her husband, Jeff, and their three children. The WPWriter.com Web site was created after the release of Special Edition Using WordPerfect 9 and now boasts the largest collection of WordPerfect tips on the Web. There are also articles, links to other WP resources, and a page containing updates and patches for virtually every version of WordPerfect.

Read Gilgen completed his B.A. at Brigham Young University, and his M.A. and Ph.D.in Latin American Literature and Linguistics at the University of California, Irvine. He taught Spanish at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and at the University of Wisconsin before becoming director of UWÕs L&S Learning Support Services (the language labs) in 1981.

His professional interests include instructional technology in higher education, especially in foreign language education. He recently concluded a term as president of the International Association for Language Learning Technology. He has taught and written extensively on DOS, Windows, and WordPerfect since the early 1980s. He is author of QueÕs WordPerfect for Windows Hot Tips, contributing author toseveral Que books including the Special Editions of Using WordPerfect (both DOS and Windows 5.1, 5.2, 6.0, 6.1, 7), co-author of Using Corel WordPerfect Suite 8, and co-author of Special Edition Using WordPerfect 9. Most of his spare time is spent with family (especially his grandkids) and church leadership, but when he can find the time he also enjoys singing and acting.

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5.0 out of 5 stars A Must-Have Book for Newbies and Experts Feb. 10 2002
By W.
Having been using WordPerfect from 4.2 through this most recent edition (Version 10, Service Pack 2), I consider myself a WordPerfect expert--and rightfully so. As such, I never thought there was a need to read any reference book. However, my closed-mindedness has caused me to miss out many of the new and very useful features of this newest WordPerfect--until I sat down and read a copy this book that I received from Amazon. (Again, another very pleasant experience of doing business at Amazon.com.)
Because this is the only book that covers SP2, it is also the only place where you can find discussions on one of the best features of the "new" WP10--clipbook. The clipbook feature allows you to do multiple cuts/copies and pastes in the same session, and is a must-have if you frequently do extensive document editing.
On the other hand, do you know that you can save your company letter head or logo as a "Quickword", and later instantly insert it into your document whenever and whereever it is desired, without any effort what-so-ever?
Do you know that you can do a merge operation which can send your customized letters to targeted addressees via e-mail?
Do you know that the graphic capabilities of our beloved WordPerfect have so drastically improved (and with all the included symbols, etc.) that you don't need VISIO (which costs several times the cost of the WP2K2 suite) to create impressive reports?
The list goes on and on and you can find all the answers in this book.
Unlike another WP10 book, the so-called "Official Guide", which is embarrassingly full of omissions and/or errors, this book is extremely accurate, and covers the most up-to-date information.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Essential WordPerfect Helper July 7 2003
This is the best book!! I'm probably an intermediate user with some advanced knowledge of Word Perfect, yet I have found new things in this book that I did not know and probably would not have found on my own. Each subject is written in a clear, organized, steps 1, 2, 3, manner that anyone should be able to follow; but there are also Troubleshooting sections at the end of the chapters and (best of all) tips which will give you a deeper knowledge of the subject.
I have two copies of the book, one I keep at the office and one I keep at home.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely Usless for the novice May 3 2003
As a user of Word Perfect for many years, It was very easy to format lables, etc. You just clicked on format, selected what you wanted and then selected the type of lable, card or whatever. Now there are no such selections and the instructions are not clear at all. Even the "Quick Source" card is no help. This book is definately not for the novice nor the intermediate computer operator. I think the program and the book are very much lacking in the ability to help the home user.
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4.0 out of 5 stars One minor complaint Sept. 30 2002
The book was excellent. I am a left brain type who likes to read through each bit and I found the explanation was simple but very effective. The hundreds of tips alone made it worth the money. So the one complaint .... ?
I am a Maths teacher and use the Equation Editor as much as any other feature - it gets ONE mention in the 756 pages and that is just to refer to the fact that there is an editing mode called "Equation Editor".
OK maybe Laura and Read don't have much need for writing equations but they might have found someone who does. Actually I have been using the Equation Editor for years and thought I knew everything there was to know but version 10 has some differences and I had hoped the book would help point them out. I guess I'll have to find out the hard way, again.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must-have for anyone using WordPerfect May 20 2002
Another excellent entry in Acklen and Gilgen's series for WordPerfect, suberb for learning WordPerfect or as a reference on using its many features. Even though I'm a long-time WordPerfect user, I find the book invaluable. It's well-organized and clearly written with a touch of fun. I particularly appreciate that the authors' go beyond the usual click-here, check-that approach of most manuals and built-in help to explain how to get real work done in the real world. Highly recommended.
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