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@* Quite a few undocumented keystrokes, commands "grandfathered" from earlier
versions of WordPerfect, remain accessible within WP 4.2. A list of these was
provided, and discussion continued about other lesser-known keystrokes,
including use of two or three iterations of {Home} with the arrow keys. Forum
"thread" from July 21-25, 1987.

Fm: Neil J. Rubenking 72267,1531 21-Jul-87
To: sysop (X)

WP has some "secret" keystrokes that don't seem to be in the manual. I have a
list of them here -- do you know any more?

Alt-1 = F1 (cancel/undelete)
Alt-2 = Shift-F1-2 (subscript)
Ctrl-2 = Shift-F1-1 (superscript)
Alt-3 = F5 (directory)
Alt-4 = Ctrl-F8 (print format)
Alt-5 = Ctrl-F2 (spell-check)
Alt-6 = Ctrl-F10 (define macro)
Ctrl-6 = Alt-F10 (invoke macro)
Alt-7 = Shift-F10 (retrieve)
Alt-8 = F10 (save)
Alt-9 = Ctrl-F4 (move)
Alt-0 = Alt-F4 (block)
Ctrl-X = right
Ctrl-Y = left
Ctrl-W = Up
Ctrl-Z = Down
Ctrl-K = Ctrl-End (delete to EOL)
Ctrl-L = Ctrl-PgDn (delete to EOP)


Fm: Sysop Sandy Wilkes 76701,22 21-Jul-87
To: Neil J. Rubenking 72267,1531 (X)

Thanks for posting the list. They are hold-backs (at least the number key
ones) from 3.0- when the top row of number keys were used for many of the WP
functions. Unfortunately, that made the template very unwieldy. My first few
WP templates were rubber cemented to the keyboard.


Fm: Neil J. Rubenking 72267,1531 21-Jul-87
To: Sysop Sandy Wilkes 76701,22 (X)

Do you know of any MORE? I remember some of these from 3.0 (yes, I go back at
least that far!). The list was sent to me as a "tip" by someone who prefers to
keep her hands strictly on the alphabetic keys -- she uses non-function keys
whenever possible and makes macros to help her stay "centered" on the keyboard.
I'm going to use the item, but I wanted to see if there are any more keys to
add to the list.


Fm: Pete Peterson 72067,3552 21-Jul-87
To: Neil J. Rubenking 72267,1531 (X)

Has anyone ever discovered Home,Home,Home,Left Arrow? It was meant to be a way
to get to the far left of the line in front of any codes (especially an
Indent). We never documented the feature because it seemed that 3 Homes were
one too many. In an alpha test version Home,Home,Home Up Arrow took you to the
top of the document *before* any codes, while Home,Home Up Arrow took you to
the top of the document *after* all undisplayed codes. We took that change out
before the release, but left the 3 Home Left Arrow in, I believe.


Fm: Jim McKeown 74666,511 22-Jul-87
To: Pete Peterson 72067,3552 (X)

Actually, I had discovered both of them (3 Home, up and 3 Home left). I.e.,
you're half right. They left both of them in.


Fm: Pete Peterson 72067,3552 22-Jul-87
To: Jim McKeown 74666,511 (X)

I know they left both in, but they made the 3Home-Up do the same as the
2Home-Up. It was a lot more interesting when it operated differently.


Fm: Jim McKeown 74666,511 22-Jul-87
To: Pete Peterson 72067,3552 (X)

Sorry, I misinterpreted an antecedent in your original message. I thought you
meant they took out the 3 Home up (or at least made it do what you said the
test version 2 Home up did: end up after the codes). Since I knew the 3 Home
up went to the absolute beginning of the doc (before all codes), I thought that
was different from what you had said.

I will also admit that until I tested, I thought 2 Home up *did* go to the
point after the codes. (It might have been an earlier version.)

I can see a point in having both available although you can get to the point
after the codes, by doing {end}{home}{left}.

Fm: Elias Baumgarten 76167,1257 23-Jul-87
To: Pete Peterson 72067,3552 (X)

I'm glad they *did* leave those in (as others have commented) because that's a
very useful distinction. Especially when working with indents and moving lines
around, one wants to be able to move to the beginning of the line before the
indents very often. However, I don't see why the distinction couldn't be
between home-arrow and home-home-arrow. It's not very often that moving to the
left end of the screen isn't also moving to the beginning of text, is it?


Fm: Jim McKeown 74666,511 23-Jul-87
To: Elias Baumgarten 76167,1257 (X)

Actually, Elias, when using lines longer than 80 characters, I frequently find
myself with characters off the left edge. Thus there is quite a distinction
currently between home-left and home-home-left. (I actually think home-left
should go to the real beginning of the line, but I guess I can see the value of
left edge if the lines are *really* long -- say 220 characters or so.)


Fm: Pete Peterson 72067,3552 24-Jul-87
To: Elias Baumgarten 76167,1257 (X)

You're right, it's not very often that you have a line long enough to need
Home-Right Arrow to only move a screen at a time. Still, I would expect
persons who edit wide documents to be *very* vocal if we changed it.



Fm: Bruce Rodgers 70416,115 22-Jul-87
To: Pete Peterson 72067,3552 (X)

That's funny, I've been using home home home left for a while now, and was
surprised to see you say it wasn't documented. Now I don't know where I
learned it...


Fm: Mark Schaeffer 72457,1442 22-Jul-87
To: Pete Peterson 72067,3552 (X)

Home, Home, Home, Left Arrow *is* documented--at least on the 4.1 Quick
Reference Card, which I still use with 4.2.


Fm: Neil J. Rubenking 72267,1531 22-Jul-87
To: Pete Peterson 72067,3552 (X)

Hmm, I don't want to be contrary, but I _know_ I got the Home-Home-Home-Left
keystroke from the documentation somewhere. Maybe on the help screen? Anyway,
I'm familiar with it.


Fm: john cook 76117,1152 22-Jul-87
To: Pete Peterson 72067,3552 (X)

I've use the 3 Home Left command since I don't know when.


Fm: Ben Teague 71320,1174 22-Jul-87
To: Pete Peterson 72067,3552 (X)

Home, Home, Home, Left Arrow was documented in 4.1, though not in any obvious
place (and I can't remember the obscure one now).


Fm: N. Arley Dealey 70130,177 22-Jul-87
To: Pete Peterson 72067,3552 (X)

Tis a shame. The distinction between Home-Home-UpArrow and
Home-Home-Home-UpArrow would have been nice to have.


Fm: Jeff and Karen Acerson 76004,1351 22-Jul-87
To: Neil J. Rubenking 72267,1531 (X)

And did you know . . . that if you are at the _very_ beginning of a document
and want to move over all the codes quickly, you can press the Up Arrow?


Fm: Neil J. Rubenking 72267,1531 23-Jul-87
To: Jeff and Karen Acerson 76004,1351

That's handy indeed, but wouldn't you say it's just a tad counter-intuitive??!
You press UP and go sideways? But considering the VAST number of codes
sometimes found at the start of a doc, it's very handy to know one key to skip
past 'em all. Thanks!


Fm: john cook 76117,1152 23-Jul-87
To: Jeff and Karen Acerson 76004,1351

Neat! I guess that the up arrow jumps to the first [HRt], not to the end of
the codes?? Right?


Fm: Jeff and Karen Acerson 76004,1351 24-Jul-87
To: john cook 76117,1152 (X)

Nope. It doesn't go to the first [HRt], just goes after the code.

Fm: john cook 76117,1152 24-Jul-87
To: Jeff and Karen Acerson 76004,1351 (X)

Try another look: I've one document with big bunches of codes at the top
surrounding an [HRt]. It goes to the [HRt] in the middle of the codes.


Fm: Jim McKeown 74666,511 25-Jul-87
To: john cook 76117,1152 (X)

I think Karen was assuming you had other "displayable" characters before the
[HRt]. A specific definition of the action of {up} when the cursor is at the
beginning of a line before the codes would be that the cursor moves to the
first displayable character (which would include [HRt]).


Fm: john cook 76117,1152 25-Jul-87
To: Jim McKeown 74666,511 (X)

Thanks for clarifying this for us!




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