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ÒÆÐüÜ%Æ҇WordPerfect provides better font support than any other
DOS word processor. If you want to print an Aleph in
Ô pX„ ÔWordPerfect all you need to do is use its ÃÃComposeÄÄ fea­Ô rXL Ôture: Ñ#ô]
¦SPzE÷ôP#ÑCONTROLÀ!ÀV 9,0Ñ#ô]i÷PÇE)ÚôP#Ñ and the character À À is printed
(assuming the character exists in one of the fonts avail­able to your printer or, for WordPerfect 5.1 only, your
printer can handle graphics). Assuming your PRS file À"À
Ô rXn Ôà ÃPÄ Ärinter à ÃRÄ Äeà ÃsÄ Äource à ÃÄ Äfile À"À has been properly configured,
WordPerfect finds the proper font and then finds the
proper character within the font. The PRS file also
Ô rXÈ Ôcontrols the Attribute and Size changes. Ñ#ô]
¦SPzE÷ôP#Ñ(CONTROLªÔ rX’
ÔF8,A and CONTROL©F8,S; also F6)Ñ#ô]i÷PÇE)ÚôP#Ñ As this
sophisti¬cation occa¬sionally can lead to prob¬lems. If you
use the Com¬pose feature regularly you should certainly
become fa¬miliar with the process (and how to correct
any prob¬lems which arise). Even, if all your documents
make use of no more than the standard typewriter char­acters, you might still run into problems. A common one
is selecting Italic and getting underlined output instead.

Ô pXœ ÔThis note is only going to discuss ÃÃwhatÄÄ is happening.
Ô pXd ÔAnother note will be available to learn how to ÃÃcontrolÄÄ
what is happening. To control what is happening, you
need to mess around in PTR, a program WordPerfect
provides as part of all WordPerfect packages.

The purpose of this note is not to make you a font jock
or train you for a job at WPCorp in beautiful downtown
(suburban?) Orem, Utah. This note is only going to
Ô pX¤ Ôdiscuss ÃÃwhatÄÄ is happening. Another note will be available
Ô pXl Ôto learn how to ÃÃcontrolÄÄ what is happening. There are two
reasons for this: Firstly, you prob¬ably don't want to
spend the time and energy to learn all that. Secondly,
even if you did, I'm not the one to teach you. Now that
the ground rules are clear, let me define some terms.

Ô rX ÔÃ ÃALLÄ Ä file
¤tt ÂThe file which contains all sorts of information
about your printer and the fonts available to it.
Ô pXv ÔWordPerfect does ÃÃnotÄÄ use the file at print time
rather it creates another file from the ALL file.
ÆütÆ
Ô rXÎ" Ôà ÃPÄ Ärinter à ÃRÄ Äeà ÃsÄ Äource File (à ÃPRSÄ Ä)
¤tt ÂThis is the file created from the ALL file. Anything
that WordPerfect needs to know about your print­er needs to be in this file. This includes obvious
items such as fonts and graphics as well as suchÔð%0*''@@Ô basic items how to get your printer to perform a
formfeed and such esoteric items as how to move
the print head 1/300th of an inch to the left.
Æ%€Æ
Ô rV ÔÃ ÃCharacter MapÄ Ä
¤€€=ÂEach font defined in the ALL file must have a
character map associated with it. One map may be
referenced by many fonts. This map tells WordPer­fect which characters are available in the font and
where in the font each character can be found.
Æ%€Æ
Ô rVŒ
ÔÃ ÃCharacter SetÄ Ä
¤€€=ÂWordPerfect provides thirteen character sets (num­bered 0 through 12). Each Character Set can con­tain up to 256 characters (numbered 0 through
255). Remember good old Aleph? It's in Set 9,
offset 0. The normal keyboard characters are in
Set 0. A capital B, for instance, is Set 0, offset 66.
Don't believe me? You must be from Missouri (or
the IRS). Check it out. CONTROL©V 0,66 . Look at that.
Æ%€Æ
Ô rX$ Ôà ÃAÄ Äutomatic à ÃFÄ Äont à ÃCÄ Ähange (à ÃAFCÄ Ä)
¤€€=ÂThis is how WordPerfect changes to another font
when an attribute is selected, e.g., choosing a bold
font when you press F6. It is also one of three
ways WordPerfect has to find a character you have
included in your document but which is not in your
Ô rXÖ Ôselected font. Each font has an à ÃAFC TableÄ Ä telling
WordPerfect where to look for what.
Æ%€Æ
Ô rV0 ÔÃ ÃSubstitute FontÄ Ä
¤€€=ÂThis is another way WordPerfect uses to find a
character you have included in your document but
which is not in your selected font. Each font has a
Ô rXP ÔÃ ÃSubstitute Font TableÄ Ä (clever name, huh?) telling
WordPerfect where to try to find such a character.
Æ%€Æ
Ô rVª ÔÃ ÃPTR.EXE (PTR)Ä Ä
¤€€=ÂA program provided with all WordPerfect packag­es to add, delete, and change information in ALL
and PRS files
Æ%€Æ
Ô rV’# Ôà ÃZydecoÄ Ä
¤€€=ÂA type of music À"À this has nothing to do with the
WordPerfect, but I thought you might be interest­ed.Ô8ê%0*''@@¸&.ô.''@@8Ô Ô ‰` ÔÕÈÕÃÃà ÃHunt for the Red AlephÄ ÄÄÄ orÆütÆ
Ô rVé ÔÃ ÃCharacter, Character, Whose's Got the Character?
Ä Ä
Let's suppose that your currently selected font is called
Ralph. You are in desperate need of an Aleph, so you
do the Compose thing. (CONTROL©2 works too, by the
way.) Let's follow WordPerfect's path in its attempt to
find this character when you print the document.

1)¤tt ÂThe AFC Table for Ralph is searched. If you have
an entry marked for Character Set 9, WordPerfect
Ô pX¹ ÔÃÃimmedi¬atelyÄÄ switches to that font. (I'll call it Sue.)
Note that if such an AFC is marked WordPerfect
Ô pXI
Ôwill ÃÃnotÄÄ look for the character in the selected font,
Ralph.ÆütÆ

2)¤tt ÂLet's first assume that no such font is marked as
Ralph's Character Set 9 AFC. In that case, Word­Perfect looks for the Aleph in Ralph's Character
Map. If it's found, WordPerfect prints it. If not:ÆütÆ

3)¤tt ÂWordPerfect looks at Ralph's Substitute Font Ta­ble. Ralph, like all other fonts, can have up to nine
Substitute Fonts marked. They are marked in or­der of priority, 1 (highest priority) to 9 (low¬est). N.
B., I did not use the non©word prioratize. Word­Perfect searches each Substitute Font's Char¬acter
Map in order. As soon as it finds the elusive
šAleph, it prints it and goes on to the next charac­ter. If the character is not found in any of the
Substitute fonts:ÆütÆ

4)¤tt ÂIf you have WordPerfect Version 5.0, a space is
printed. If you have WordPerfect 5.1, WordPerfect
checks the PRS file to see if your printer can han­dle graphics. If not, a space is printed. If the print­er is graphic capable, WordPerfect checks to see if
either Graphic Quality or Text Quality is set to
À ÀDo Not Print.ÀÀ If either is set this way, a space is
printed. If both are set to any other setting, Word­Perfect produces a graphic representation of the
character. In any case, this ends the search.ÆütÆ

5)¤tt ÂRemember Sue? Let's now assume that Sue is in
fact marked as the Character Set 9 AFC for
šRalph. As mentioned above, WordPerfect immedi­ately switches to Sue, ignoring Ralph entirely.ÆütÆ

6)¤tt ÂWordPerfect checks Sue's Character Map. If the
Aleph is found, it is printed. If not:ÆütÆ
Ô1'0* ( (@@ԌÔ pX Ô7)¤€€=ÂÃÃSue'sÄÄ Substitute Font Table is reviewed. The pro­cess discussed in steps 3 and 3 are followed, but
remember it's the Character Maps for Sue's Substi­tute Fonts which are reviewed.Æ%€Æ

Here's a one question quiz:
¤€€=ÂSue is marked as the Character Set 9 substitute
font. Sue does not have an Aleph in its Character
Set. In fact the only font which has an Aleph is
Ralph. You have Graphic Quality set to À ÀDo Not
Print.ÀÀ Will you see an Aleph in the printout?Æ%€Æ
¤€€=ÂA)¤$$BÂYesÆ%$Æ
¤€€=ÂB)¤$$BÂNoÆ%$Æ
¤€€=ÂC)¤$$BÂMaybeÆ%$Æ
¤€€=ÂD)¤$$BÂFirst you row the fox and the chicken across,
then return with the fox ... (Sorry, wrong
question)Æ%$Æ

¤€€=ÂThe answer is maybe. (Wow, isn't this a helpful
document? Aren't you glad you spent good money
to download it?)Æ%€Æ

If, and only if, Ralph is marked as a Substitute Font for
Sue will the Aleph get printed. Once an AFC Font is
chosen, it controls the search. Your homework assign­ment is to produce a flowchart of WordPerfect's search
for characters.


Ô ‰`¨ ÔÃÃà ÃBolding For Fun and ProfitÄ ÄÄÄ

So far we've only talked about WordPerfect's hunt for
elusive characters. Now it's time to take a look at how
Ô rXé ÔWordPerfect produces à ÃBoldÄ Ä, ÃÃUnderlinedÄÄ, ÃÃOutlinedÄÄ and
other Attributes.

1)¤€€=ÂThe AFC Table contains Attribute as well as Char­acter Set AFCs. If Ralph (your currently selected
font) has an AFC marked for Bold and you re­quest Bold (F6 or CONTROL©F,A,B), the font so
marked is used.Æ%€Æ

2)¤€€=ÂIf no Bold is marked in Ralph's AFC Table, Word­Perfect looks in another spot in the PRS file. This
Ô rXƒ" Ôis under the Section à ÃAttribute MethodsÄ Ä. Remem­ber that WordPerfect only looks here if no AFC
font is marked.Æ%€Æ
Ô8Ý$0*''@@ù'b_0''@@8Ԍ¤tt ÂEach Attribute has two or more methods listed.
The one (and only one can be selected) marked
determines how the request for Bold is handle.
The choices are different for each Attribute, but
since we are using Bold as the example, the meth­ods listed in PTR are:ÆütÆ

Ô gPx ÔÑ#ÂT
¦SPzEö'ÂP#Ѥtt ÂAuto BoldÆütÆ
¤tt ÂDouble Overstrike on Same Pass (True HMI On¬ly)ÆütÆ
¤tt ÂTriple Overstrike on Same Pass (True HMI On¬ly)ÆütÆ
¤tt ÂMultiple Pass OverstrikeÆütÆ
¤tt ÂBackspace OverstrikeÆütÆ
¤tt ÂDone by AFCs OnlyÆütÆ

Ô rXy
Ô¤tt ÂÑ#ô]i÷PÇE)ÚôP#Ñà ÃAuto BoldÄ Ä simply means that your printer has
šsome built in mechanism to Bold fonts. WordPer­fect sends that command to your printer and, when
Bold is turned off, sends the End Auto Bold com­mand to your printer. (Yes, Virginia, those com­mands are stored in the PRS file.)ÆütÆ
Ô rX+ Ô¤tt Âà ÃDoubleÄ Ä (or à ÃTripleÄ Ä) à ÃOverstrike on Same PassÄ Ä
šmeans that WordPerfect prints the character,
šmoves a little to the right and prints it again. The
(True HMI Only) is a warning that this method
will only work if your printer has Horizontal Mo­tion Index commands.ÆütÆ

Ô rX¥ Ô¤tt Âà ÃMultiple Pass OverstrikeÄ Ä means that WordPerfect
prints the character, continues with the rest of the
line and then prints the character again.ÆütÆ

Ô rXÇ Ô¤tt Âà ÃBackspace OverstrikeÄ Ä I leave to your imagination.ÆütÆ

Ô rXY Ô¤tt Âà ÃDone by AFCs OnlyÄ Ä simply means that if no AFC
is marked, WordPerfect ignores Bold and prints as
if it never hold of Bold.ÆütÆ

¤tt ÂNaturally the printer commands to perform which­ever method is marked must be found in the PRS
file.ÆütÆ

¤tt ÂSimilar methods are offered for each Attribute.
One of the methods offered for Italics causes a far
amount of swearing and gnashing of teeth. The
Italics choices listed are:ÆütÆ

Ô gPƒ# ÔÑ#ÂT
¦SPzEö'ÂP#Ѥtt ÂAuto Simulated Italics (NOT Italics)ÆütÆ
¤tt ÂSame as UnderlineÆütÆ
¤tt ÂDone by AFCs OnlyÆütÆ
Ô¨%0*''@@ԌÔ rX ÔÑ#ô]i÷PÇE)ÚôP#Ѥ€€=Âà ÃAuto SimulatedÄ Ä means that WordPerfect sends a
command to the printer and whatever the printer
does with that command, it does. The Not Italics in
parentheses is simply a warning.Æ%€Æ

Ô rXê Ô¤€€=Âà ÃDone by AFCs OnlyÄ Ä we have already met.Æ%€Æ

Ô rX| Ô¤€€=Âà ÃSame as UnderlineÄ Ä is the teeth©gnasher. If no font
is marked as Ralph's Italic AFC, WordPerfect
ÃÃunderlinesÄÄ the characters between the [ITALC]
and [italc] and commands. Now you know why
that's been happening, right?Æ%€Æ

¤€€=ÂTwo possible points of interest here. Firstly, while
each font has a different AFC and Substitute Font
Table, the Attribute Method is the same for all
fonts. Secondly, the [ITALC] and [italc] commands
(and similar ones for other attributes and Sizes)
are variables. WordPerfect has no idea what they
represent until print time. At print time, Word
Perfect checks the PRS file and sends in place of
[ITALC] whatever the command or commands are.
The same process is followed for [italc] to turn off
the attribute. Got it? Good. The next topic is a
piece of cake.Æ%€Æ


Ô ‰` ÔÃÃà ÃThe Incredible Shrinking CharactersÄ ÄÄÄ or
Ô rV ÔÃ ÃOne Size Doesn't Fit AllÄ Ä

There is one more type of AFC. As you no doubt fig­ured out from the terminally cute title, this is for Size. If
you put a [Large] command in a WordPerfect docu¬ment
(CONTROL©F8,S,L), the current font's AFC table is
checked. If a font is listed there, WordPerfect switches to
that font. If not, the request is simply ignored. (Re¬mem­ber I said that these commands are variables? If no
Large AFC is found, the [LARGE] command is replaced
with a null ). This is true for all Sizes
except Superscript and Subscript. These are really a
combination of Attributes and Sizes, but that's a (usual­ly) unimportant detail.Ô8/ 0*''@@_&•d''@@8Ô Ô ‰` ÔÃÃà ÃFinal ExamÄ Ä
ÄÄ
You probably think you understand this, right? Good,
you can explain it to me. Try this one:

¤tt ÂRalph is the selected font. You issue a [Large]
command, a [Shadow] command, and then type an
Aleph. Can you explain WordPerfect's process?
Remember, this is the honor system.ÆütÆ

¤tt ÂRight! But for your friend that missed it, here's a
hint: Remember that once an AFC font is picked,
that font, not the calling font controls the action.
So before WordPerfect begins the search for the
Aleph, it checks Ralph's AFC table for Large. If a
Large AFC is marked, Ralph is out of the pic¬ture.
Ô pX¡ ÔThen WordPerfect checks the ÃÃnow controllingÄÄ font's
Ô pXi
ÔAFC table for a Shadow AFC. If it finds on, ÃÃthatÄÄ
font is now in control. Only at this point does
šWordPerfect start the search for Aleph.ÆütÆÔù0*''@@Ô Ô80*''@@Áª——''@@8Ô¯Ô ·uÁ ÔÁà¢
ì*ÁÃÃà ÃControlling AFCs and SuchÄ ÄÄă

‡Still with me? If so, its time to dig into PTR. This pro­gram probably resides in whatever directory contains
your ALL and PRS files. So, at DOS change to that
directory and type: dir ptr.* . There should be
two files listed: PTR.EXE and PTR.HLP. If these files
aren't listed, find 'em (maybe you did not copy them to
your disk when you installed WordPerfect.

Ô rVõ Ô¤tt Âà ÃNote: Use the PTR program appropriate to the
type of ALL and PRS files with witch you will be
Ô rX… Ôworking.Ä Ä That means you the PTR witch cam with
version 5.0 for 5.0 ALL and PRS files and for 5.1
files ... well, you get the idea.
ÆütÆ
OK, here we are. You are logged to the drive and the
directory which contains both the PTR program and
your ALL and PRS files. We are going to mess with the
PRS file first. I'll talk about version 5.1. If the procedure
is basically the for version 5.0. I am go to assume that
your PRS file is šnamed myfile.prs. Just substitute the
actual name of the PRS file you want to edit.

At DOS, type:
Ô gP¯# ÔÑ#ÂT
¦SPzEö'ÂP#Ѥtt Âcopy myfile.prs myfile.oldÑ#ô]i÷PÇE)ÚôP#ÑÆütÆ
That's in case you make an error and don't catch it in
time. If that happens, you can delete the goofed up fileÔ.%0*''@@Ô and rename myfile.old to myfile.prs and not lose any­thing other than time. Again at DOS, type:
Ô gPE ÔÑ#ÂT
¦SPzEö'ÂP#ÑÁ€€=ÁPTR myfile.prs Ñ#ô]i÷PÇE)ÚôP#Ñ

You are now at PTR's opening screen. You should see
the name of your printer listed. Hit .

Now you should see a menu of various options. Select
Attribute Methods by using the arrow keys to move to
that choice and hitting . Or, you can šstart
typing Attribute Methods. When the highlight šmoves to
that choice hit return. Ain't this easy?

Ô rXÌ ÔÁàVòGÁà ÃAttribute MethodsÄ Äƒ
Listed are the various attributes you see when, in Word­Perfect you hit CONTROL©F8,A plus sub and super­script. Pick an Attribute, any Attribute. Cursor to it and
hit .

You now should see a menu of two or more choices.
One of the choices should have an asterisk À À*ÀÀ to its left.
That's the method WordPerfect will use for this printer.
Hit F7. F7 always takes you back to the previous screen.
If you have a printer which has soft fonts, cartridge
fonts, or a whole bunch of internal fonts, you might want
to make some changes. Here's some suggestions (I reallyÔ8.%0*''@@ö%µ''@@8Ô have made these changes for my and my companies
LaserJet and DeskJet printers.)

Ô rVX ÔÃ ÃItalicsÄ Ä
¤tt ÂIf I want Italics, I want Italics. If no Italic font is
Ô rXè Ôavailable, I do à ÃnotÄ Ä want the darned font under­lined. If you agree with me, choose Italic. Cursor
to À ÀDone by AFCs Only.ÀÀ Hit the asterisk. Voila!
You've no changed that. Hit F7ÆütÆ

Ô rVÒ ÔÃ ÃBoldÄ Ä
¤tt ÂIf something other than À ÀDone by AFCs onlyÀÀ is
marked, I unmark it. Multiple Overstrikes and
Auto Bold are usually rather ugly. I rather do
without. Your choice.ÆütÆ

Ô rV‚ Ôà ÃShadowÄ Ä
¤tt ÂSame thing.ÆütÆ

You might want to take a look at the other choices.
Can't hurt. You can always F7 out without making any
changes. When you are don, F7 until you are back at
the first menu. If you go too far you'll see the opening
menu (the one with the name of the printing), just hit
.


Ô rX ÔÁà­æ
Áà ÃDo You Know What Your AFCs Are Doing?Ä Äƒ

Choose Fonts. You will see the beginning of the list of
all your fonts. Note that, with two exceptions, this is the
same list you see in the WordPerfect Base Font List
(CONTROL©F8,B). The first exception is that whatever
Ô pXÌ Ôis enclosed in parentheses at the ÃÃbeginningÄÄ of a font's
Ô pX” Ôname in this list is moved to the ÃÃendÄÄ of the font's name
in the Base Font List. The second (possible) difference is
Ô pX$ Ôthat certain fonts might be listed here which are ÃÃnotÄÄ
shown in the Base Font list. That's because these fonts
are marked as À ÀUse for AFC and Substitute Fonts On­ly.ÀÀ But that's covered in another volume of this wonder­ful series of font related papers. Check it out if interest­ed. The last time I looked, it was in Library 2 named
PTRALL.ZIP

Pick a font. This should be a font you want who's AFC
Table you want to modify or at least review. Found one?
Good. Move the highlight to it. Hit . Another
menu! How wonderful. Choose Automatic Font Change.
Ô„%0*''@@ԌYou now are looking at the beginning of the famous
AFC Table. You can cursor down to see the rest of it.
Rather impressive, isn't it?

Let's say you find one you want to change. Move to it
and . Looks just like the Font List, right? The
font that is highlighted has that nasty asterisk sitting
there. Move to the font you want to use as the new
AFC. Hit *. You did it! A new and no doubt much
better AFC. And you thought this was going to be hard.
Hit . Let's say you find another awful AFC.
This time there is no good replacement. Well, nothing is
sometimes better than something. Cursor to it and hit
. Gone! No AFC. You can do this either at
the AFC Table or at the font listing under the AFC
Table. Note that at the underlying font listing, the con­trolling font is listed at the top of the screen along with
the Attribute, Size, or Character Set you are editing.

By the way you can hit F3 at any time to get a template
of the Function Keys. Hit F3 again and your are at a
help screen (if one exists for the feature you are at.
gets you back to reality. I've upload an extract
of the Help File for version 5.1. Library 2. Named
šPTRHLP.ZIP, I think. WordPerfect sells, for $20, a
manual for the PTR program. Unfortu¬nately at this time
(April, 1990), only a 5.0 version is available.

Where were we? The AFC Table, right. Thanks. OK, if
you are not there, go back to the AFC Table. Hit
šSWITCH (SHIFT©F3). You are no at a Cross Reference
Chart of the AFCs for all fonts. Play with this if you
want (you can make the same type of changes here.
Most people seem to find this more confusing than the
AFC Table. Your choice, but I've confused you enough,
so I'm going to ignore this screen. Hit SHIFT©F3, again.

Hit F7. Back at the menu under the font you picked. See
its name up there at the top of your screen? Choose
Substitute Fonts.

Here's the ever popular Substitute Font Table. Wander
up and down. See if you like the selections made. Re­member, each font can have up to nine Substitute Fonts
listed. The marked fonts have a number next to them.
This is the priority number. One highest, nine lowest. If
you want to unmark a font, just cursor to it and . If it was marked À À4ÀÀ then the font marked À À5ÀÀ
will no be marked À À4.ÀÀ If you see one not marked that
you want marked enter the priority number you wish toÔ8H&0*''@@L&KL''@@8Ô assign it. The other marked fonts will have their priority
numbers automatically changed. If you want to mark a
font with the lowest priority (highest number), just hit *.
If less than nine fonts are already marked, PTR will
automatically assign this font the next available priority
number. When you are done, F7 twice.

You are back at the Font List. Pick another font and
continue the process for as long as you like. When you
are finally done, F7 until you are back at the opening
screen (just your printer's name). You have two ways to
keep your work. The first, and simplest is to hit F7 one
more time. Just as in WordPerfect you are asked if you
want to save your work. If Yes, hit Y. If No (you made a
dreadful error and rather than fixing it, you want to just
forget the whole thing), hit N. PTR provides the current
name of the PTR as the default choice. If you accept it,
the next time you are in WordPerfect and are using this
PRS, any changes you make will be reflected. If you
Ô pXØ Ôwant to save it under a new, hit F1 (CANCEL, ÃÃright
Ô pX  ÔnowÄÄ). Choose Rename (1) Give the printer a new name
(anything you want). Hit . F7,Y and replace
the default name with something else (the extension
should always be PRS). F7,Y. Back at DOS.

Ô pXˆ ÔThe other way (much preferred by me) is to ÃÃnotÄÄ Save
the file, but COPY (CONTROL©F4) it. If you choose
this, Rename (1) and give the printer a new name, , CONTROL©F4. Name the PRS file (Again the
extension should remain .PRS). F7,Y. Back at DOS.
Why COPY rather than SAVE? Any unused junk in the
PRS is removed. Also, in case you didn't take my advice
way back when and copy the file to some safe name.
This prevents (or, at least, helps prevent) you from
saving under the old name.

You are at DOS. You either saved or copied to a new
name. How do you get to use this wonderful, error©free,
downright perfect PRS? Crack up WP. SHIFT©F7,S,A,L.
Your masterpiece should be listed. Cursor to it. Hit S.
You are now using it! Congratulations.


Ô rX˜! ÔÁà7æ
Áà ÃPlaying with the ALL FileÄ Äƒ

Now that you are an expert, you might want to futz with
Ô pXò# Ôthe ALL file. ÃÃWarning! Warning!ÄÄ You can change Attrib­Ô pZº$ Ôute Methods in the ALL file, but ÃÃÃ ÃDO NOTÄ ÄÄÄ and AFCs or
Substitute Fonts. If you enter just one, when WordPerÔ„%0*''@@Ô®fect creates a new PRS file for you, it will not mark any
AFCs or Substitute fonts. You'll have to manually mark
each and everyone of them. Now, WordPerfect does a
less than perfect job of marking these (that's why you
remarked some, right?), but think: How many more did
Ô pXè Ôyou ÃÃnotÄÄ mark? Do you really want to mark each and
every one? Heck no!

Load up PTR. Here's a another trick for you. At DOS,
just type PTR . Blank screen. SHIFT©F10, F5.
Depending upon which version of PTR you are using,
the default filename pattern either will be:
Ô gP` ÔÑ#ÂT
¦SPzEö'ÂP#Ѥ€€=Âc:\wordperf\printers\*.ALL orÆ%€Æ
Ô gP
Ô¤€€=Âc:\wordperf\printers\*.PRSÑ#ô]i÷PÇE)ÚôP#ÑÆ%€Æ
The c:\wordperf\printers\ part of it will, of course,
really be whatever drive and directory you are working
in. If it does say *.ALL, change it to that. .

Since this is the ALL file, you might (and probably will
see more than one printer listed. Cursor to the one you
want to edit. . Do the same thing (remember,
Attribute Method only). Save or copy the same way (also
changing the name of the printer (You actually should
change the name of every printer listed) and the name
of the file.

Since these changes were made to an ALL file, the
changes won't be reflected in your current PRS file. If
and when you create a new PRS from the modified ALL
file, the changes will be reflected in the new PRS file.


That's it. All done.×
ENDIT


Enjoy,
Paul Friedman
National Benefit Resources
CI$ 76424,1252