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MORE TOOLS for WordPerfect 5.x users, V. 1.0. Ten DOS utilities (plus 2 on registration) for WordPerfect users by the author of WPTOOLS. Best with WPerf5.1 for DOS, but mt work with 5.0 and 5.1/Win.

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MORE TOOLS for WordPerfect 5.x users, V. 1.0.
Ten DOS utilities (plus 2 on registration)
for WordPerfect users by the author of
WPTOOLS. Best with WPerf5.1 for DOS, but
most work with 5.0 and 5.1/Win. Shareware,
$25. From Software by Seidman.

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MORE TOOLS for WordPerfect 5.x users, V. 1.0. Ten DOS utilities (plus 2 on registration) for WordPerfect users by the author of WPTOOLS. Best with WPerf5.1 for DOS, but mt work with 5.0 and 5.1/Win.
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D. Seidman
October 31, 1992

More Utilities for WordPerfect(r)

From the Author of WPTOOLS
David Seidman
Software by Seidman


MORE TOOLS Version 1.0 is a collection of utility programs for use with
WordPerfect Versions 5.0 and 5.1 (WP50, WP51, or, collectively, WP5),
including both the Windows and the DOS versions of WordPerfect. All of
the programs are useful with WP51 for DOS. A few are not useful with
WP51 for Windows or WP50. Many of the programs are also useful with
LetterPerfect, because its files are WP51 files. The shareware
distribution consists of this documentation in ASCII format and ten
SHOWSET, STYLIB, and WFWP. Users who pay the license fee receive two
additional utility programs -- ADDPRS and SHOWCODE -- and this
documentation in WP5 format.


Briefly, this is what the MORE TOOLS programs do:

ADDPRS A tool for network administrators, allowing selective updating
of printer definitions in personal setup files from the definitions in
the master setup file. More flexible than NWPSETUP.

AUTHOR A tool for managing table of authorities marking. Generates
(as a secondary merge file) a list of the full forms and associated
short forms used in a document.

BOXFILE Lists the graphics files a WP5 document uses.

CONCATWP Combines a group of WP5 files into a single file, with or
without separators between files. Useful for combining text and saving
disk space.

FREEZE "Freezes" styles, cross-references, and paragraph numbers,
converting them to ordinary text so that they are no longer subject to
change without explicit editing.

LFSD Simulates WP5's List Files, but allows the files to be sorted
in reverse date order (most recent first), date order, by extension, or
by file name. For WP51 for DOS.

MPSET Sets environmental variables in the DOS master environment.
Aids communication between WP5 and other programs through environmental

PRIMO Converts merge codes to (bolded) ordinary text, for convenient
printing and debugging of primary (or secondary) merge files. Much
faster than the CODES macro.

SHOWCODE Converts a WP5 file into more or less what you would see in
Reveal Codes. A much more complete conversion than the CODES macro
provides, and much, much faster.

SHOWSET Lists most of the information in SET files. Find out what the
default settings are without searching in WP5; print for future

STYLIB Helps manage your styles. Create a new style library by
selecting styles from any or all of your existing style libraries and

WFWP Computes and lists the frequencies of words in WP5 files.


ADDPRS is a tool for network administrators. Like WPCorp's NWPSETUP
program, ADDPRS updates personal setup files with the printer
definitions in the master setup file (ordinarily WP{WP}.SET). But
unlike NWPSETUP, ADDPRS updates selectively. You can choose both which
printer definitions in the master setup file to add to the personal
setup files and which personal setup files to update. Thus, even
though the master setup file contains definitions for every printer
available anywhere on the network, ADDPRS can add some definitions for
some users, and other definitions for other users. If a definition to
be added already appears in the personal set file, it will not be

ADDPRS is interactive. You can get help at any time by typing F1 (exit
from Help with the ESC key). The program first asks you to supply the
name of the directory where the master set file is located, proposing
the default directory. You can accept the default directory by hitting
the Enter key, or you can enter another directory name. (If the first
key you hit is a character key, the proposed directory vanishes. If
the first key you hit is not a character key, but instead is, say, a
cursor arrow key, you can edit the proposed directory. End editing
with Esc or Enter.)

ADDPRS then asks for the name of the master set file, proposing
WP{WP}.SET. You can give a different response, following the rules for
editing described above. You are then asked for the name of the
directory containing the set files to be updated, the personal set
files; the program proposes *.SET, which will usually be the correct
choice, although you can edit it.

Once ADDPRS has the necessary file and path specifications, it presents
a list of the printer definitions found in the master set file. You
select from this list the printer definitions to be added to the
personal set files. Selected definitions are indicated with a check

You can select in several ways. INS selects the highlighted
definition, DEL deselects it. SPACE toggles selection; if the
highlighted item is selected, SPACE deselects it, and if it is
not selected, SPACE selects it. You can select a block of
definitions by hitting F7 at the point you would like the block
to begin and F8 where you would like the block to end. The
blocked text will be highlighted. For additional options, see
the help screen (F1).

Once you have selected the definitions, you must accept your
selections. Accept the selections by hitting the Enter key. If you
hit Esc, nothing will be selected and the program will terminate. The
program will also terminate if you accept without having selected

After the definitions are selected, ADDPRS lists the files matching the
specification of the set files to be updated (but it does not include
WP{WP}.SET on the list even though that name will usually match the
wildcard file specification of the personal set files). You select
files to be updated from this list in the same manner you select
definitions (although the marking appears slightly different). After
you select the files to be updated, you must accept the selections with
the Enter key (again, Esc blocks selection and causes the program to

Once you have accepted your selection of printer definitions, ADDPRS
does the updating, generating a backup file for each updated set file.
These backups have the same name as the updated set files, except that
they have a different extension. ADDPRS will try to use the extension
B01, and if that is already in use, it will try B02, and so on through
B99. If B99 is in use, no backup will be created.

Usage: ADDPRS [/m]

The option /m tells ADDPRS to treat the display as
monochrome rather than as color display. Use this option
if you do not like the default color selections.

Warning: ADDPRS requires a good deal of memory, and is therefore
likely not to work if, for example, you run it while shelled from


AUTHOR helps you manage tables of authorities, so it is intended mainly
for those who prepare legal briefs. WP5 provides no way to generate a
list of full forms and their associated short forms -- you have to
remember, or make notes of, the short form you have chosen for each
full form. AUTHOR makes it easy for you to make a list of all your
full forms and their associated short forms. AUTHOR will also allow
you to discover short forms not yet assigned to full forms without
actually generating the table of authorities.

AUTHOR reads a WP5 document that contains table of authorities marking
and extracts the table of authorities information for the marked
entries. It writes this information to a WP50 secondary merge file, so
you can easily manipulate the information and put it into the format
most useful and convenient for you.

For each record in the secondary merge file AUTHOR creates, Field 1 is
the full form of a table of authorities entry, Field 2 is the short
form, and Field 3 is the section number in the table where the
authority is to be inserted. There is one record for each full form
table of authorities entry, and one for each short form that is not
associated with a full form (Field 1 is blank for these records).
Short forms that lack a full form are assigned section number 0 in the
second field.

Suppose you wanted a list of your full forms with their associated
short form names, sorted by section and alphabetically by full form
within sections, and you did not want the list to include short forms
not yet assigned to full forms. You could use WP5's sort/select
function to take from the AUTHOR-generated secondary merge file only
the records that include full forms and sort those by section and full
form, and then merge the results into a convenient report format. The
sort/select screen might look like this:

-------------------------- Sort Secondary Merge File -------------------------

Key Typ Field Line Word Key Typ Field Line Word Key Typ Field Line Word
1 n 3 1 1 2 a 1 1 1 3
4 5 6
7 8 9

Action Order Type
Select and sort Ascending Merge sort

1 Perform Action; 2 View; 3 Keys; 4 Select; 5 Action; 6 Order; 7 Type: 0

This produces as output a file sorted first by section number (field 3,
used here as sort key 1) and then by full form (field 1, used here as
sort key 2), but containing only those records for which there are full
forms (key1<>0). A simple primary merge file might then put this
information into parallel columns. A suitable primary merge file might
look like this:

[Col Def:Parallel;2,1",4",4.5",7.5"][Col On][Mrg:LABEL]loop~
[Mrg:FIELD]1~[HPg][Mrg:FIELD]2~[Col Off][HRt]
[Col On][Mrg:NEXT RECORD][Mrg:GO]loop~[HPg][Col Off]

Other report formats, of course, could also be used. If you have WP51,
you might find tables preferable to columns.

Usage: AUTHOR Infile Outfile

Infile specifies a WP5 document file.

Outfile is created as a WP50 secondary merge file. If
Outfile already exists, AUTHOR will overwrite the
existing file with a new one of the same name, without

Either file specification may include the full pathname.


BOXFILE generates a list of the files that provide the contents of the
boxes (figure, table, text, equation, and user) used in documents.
That is, it reads a document, extracts the file names that were entered
into the box create or edit screen, and writes the results to standard
output. Typically, these files are graphic image files, such as .WPG
files, although the files may also contain text or other material.
Graphic image files may be incorporated into a document itself, or else
left on disk to be read when the document is viewed or printed; BOXFILE
lists incorporated graphics and graphics on disk separately, adding ON
DISK to the listing for files left on disk. The separate
identification of files on disk is particularly useful when you are
sending a file to someone else and need to know which graphic image
files to send with the document. In addition, BOXFILE lists the number
of times each file is used in a document.

Usage: BOXFILE Inputfile

Inputfile is the a WP5 document file. It may include a
complete path specification. Wildcards may be used, and
BOXFILE will process each WP5 document matching the file

Output is written to standard output and may be piped or
redirected. Unless wildcards are used, the typical
document has sufficiently few box files that piping and
redirection are probably not useful.


CONCATWP combines a group of WP5 files into a single file. The output
document prefix is the prefix of the first file in the combined output
file. That means, among other things, that the initial codes are taken
from the first file. The separator between files is selected by the
user. By default, there is no separator, which is not usually what you
want, but may sometimes be. You can also choose to add a hard return
between files, a hard page break between files, or a hard page break
followed by FILE: [filename] between files (where "filename" is the
name of the next file).

Files to be combined are specified the way files to be combined using
the DOS Copy command are specified, by listing them separated by plus
signs (+). Unlike the DOS Copy command, however, CONCATWP does not
permit spaces between the file names and the plus signs. CONCATWP also
differs from the DOS Copy command in how it determines the name of the
output file. If you do not specify otherwise, the output file will be
named CONCAT.WP5 in the default directory; an existing file of that
name will be overwritten. You can specify an output file name
(including path) by listing it after the list of input files on the
command line. Unlike the DOS Copy command, CONCATWP does not permit
wildcards in the name of the output file. It does, however, permit
wildcards in the input file names. It also permits the indirect file
construction (@Fname -- see Usage below).

If you combine a group of files this way, the combined file should take
up significantly less disk space than the individual files. Thus
CONCATWP may be a useful step in archiving files you are no longer
using but want to save. CONCATWP may also be useful if you create a
big file in pieces and want to assemble the pieces into the big file.
There may be other uses for CONCATWP. We haven't thought much about
the uses, but wrote the program because a number of WordPerfect users
said they needed this capability.


CONCATWP filespec[+filespec+...+filespec] [OutputFile] [-sep]

All WP5 files matching filespec are concatenated and
written to Output file.

Filespec may include DOS wildcards (*,?) and path

@Filespec is an ascii text file with filespecs, one per

If no OutputFile is specified, the output file is
CONCAT.WP5 in the default directory.

sep File Separator. If R, hard return added between
files. If P, hard page added. If N, hard page
plus FILE: fname [HRt] added.


CONCATWP c:\letter\*.jan+c:\memo\*.jan c:\arc\jan -N

Concatenate all files in subdirectory letter, and all
files in subdirectory memo, that have the extension
"jan," putting the results into file JAN in subdirectory
arc. Separate the files with a hard page break and a line
indicating the file name.


FREEZE "freezes" styles, cross-references, and paragraph numbers in a
WP5 file. That is, FREEZE eliminates style, automatic cross-reference,
and automatic paragraph number (or outline heading) codes from a WP5
document, leaving in the document only the results of the style, cross-
reference, or paragraph number codes. The document is therefore
"frozen" -- the text resulting from style codes, cross reference codes,
or paragraph number codes will not change unless you directly edit it.
This freezing can be useful, for example, if you wish to avoid
accidental changes to the document, if you need to convert the document
to another format but your conversion program does not properly handle
these codes, or if you used automatic numbering to assign numbers and
want to preserve the original numbering even though deleting (or
reordering) the numbered items. Note that FREEZE cannot do anything
useful with cross references unless you have generated the document,
because until you do, all cross references are to "?".

FREEZE has several options. One set allows you to avoid freezing
styles, cross references, or paragraph numbers. (If you tell FREEZE to
avoid freezing all three, it does not process any files, because there
is nothing left for it to do.) Another set of options, familiar to
users of WPTOOLS, controls the processing of multiple files, the
treatment of backups, and similar matters. Most of these options are
discussed briefly in the "usage" section below.

If you are processing multiple files, or if you are processing a single
file and do not provide an output file name, FREEZE replaces the input
file by the output file and creates a backup file with a name based on
the name of the input file. In creating the backup file name, FREEZE
strips off the input file extension and tries to replace it with the
extension Z01. (For example, if the input file name is FOO.BAR, FREEZE
uses FOO.BAR as the name of the output file and tries to use FOO.Z01 as
the name of the backup file.) If there is already a file of that name,
FREEZE tries the extension Z02 (making FOO.Z02), and so on through Z99.
If all those names are already in use, FREEZE refuses to process the
input file. You have the option of not preserving a backup file. Some
users find this option convenient, but it is obviously somewhat
dangerous -- if for some reason FREEZE fails to process your file
properly and you have no backup, there may be no way to fix the damage.

Usage: FREEZE Infile [Ofile] [-Option] .. [-Option]

Infile name of WP5 file (with full path if necessary).
May include wildcards.

Ofile Output file. Not used if input file name includes
wildcards. If Ofile is omitted, or wildcards are
used in input file name, a backup file is written
as Infilename with .Znn extension and the output
is in Infile. If there are no wildcards and Ofile
is specified, it is overwritten if it already

-P do not freeze Paragraph numbers
-S do not freeze Styles
-R do not freeze References
-K Kills the backup if no ofile is specified or used
-T output gets Time and date of input file
-A process wildcard files only if Archive bit set
-E process wildcard through directory trEE


FREEZE c:\*.* -skte
or FREEZE c:\*.* -s -k -t -e

Process every (WP5) file on drive c. Freeze only the cross
references and paragraph numbers. Delete all backup files. Use
the date and time of the input files on the backup files.

FREEZE c:\*.*

Process every (WP5) file in the root directory of drive c.
Freeze styles, paragraph numbers, and cross references.
Preserve backup files. Use the current date and time for the
output files.


LFSD ("List Files, Sort Directory") is designed to overcome a WP5
limitation: List Files sorts files only by name. LFSD cannot change
that, but it allows you to achieve the effect of List Files with the
files sorted in other ways. By default, LFSD sorts files by DOS file
date (which is the date the file was last modified), the most recent
files listed first, but other sort orders are also available.

LFSD is a standalone computer program, which means you can use it from
the DOS command line, but that is probably not what you want to do.
LFSD is designed to be run from inside WP5 itself, to be used where you
would otherwise use the List Files feature of WP5 from the main editing
screen. LFSD can be more or less seamlessly integrated with
WordPerfect through use of a macro that invokes it. You could even
assign the macro to the F5 key (although that presents problems,
because List Files can be used in several contexts). This seamless
integration is not possible with WP50, and so LFSD is for use with WP51
for DOS, not WP50 or WP51 for Windows.

Ignoring the details of managing the seamless integration, what happens
when you invoke LFSD from within WP5? By default, it displays a
directory in two columns, reflecting a file specification you
previously selected, with the files sorted by date (directories are
listed before files, in alphabetical order) in reverse date order --
that is, the most recent files are listed first. Here is what it looks

.. 03-18-92 9:01a DOCS 08-18-92 9:12p
XXLFSD.WPM 78 08-18-92 9:11p READ.ME 155 08-18-92 6:39p
WFWP.EXE 18176 08-18-92 6:33p WFWP.PAS 14582 08-18-92 6:32p
GCE.TPU 5376 08-18-92 1:00a GCE.PAS 19082 08-18-92 1:00a
GCE.BAK 19083 08-18-92 1:00a TP16530E.$$$ 0 08-17-92 10:19p
MTEXE.ZIP 246509 08-15-92 10:29p ADDPRS.EXE 95056 08-15-92 10:42a
ADDPRS.PAS 27075 08-15-92 10:42a MT.WP5 64622 08-07-92 12:20a
SHOWCODE.EXE 41728 07-29-92 6:40p SHOWCODE.PAS 13305 07-29-92 6:40p
PRIMO.EXE 16272 07-29-92 6:03p PRIMO.PAS 22414 07-29-92 6:03p
FREEZE.EXE 18880 07-29-92 4:35p FREEZE.PAS 28517 07-29-92 4:35p
SHOWSET.EXE 21696 07-29-92 12:16p SHOWSET.PAS 27731 07-29-92 12:16p
SHOWSET.BAK 27710 07-29-92 12:15p SHOWSET1.PAS 29112 07-29-92 11:57a
SHOWCODE.BAK 13305 07-29-92 11:09a SCUNIT1.TPU 44032 07-29-92 10:24a
SCUNIT1.PAS 49544 07-29-92 10:24a SCUNIT1.BAK 49530 07-29-92 10:23a
SCGLOB.TPU 6400 07-29-92 10:23a SCGLOB.PAS 7981 07-29-92 9:43a
MPSET.EXE 5744 06-01-92 10:24p MPSET.PAS 1754 06-01-92 10:24p
SS1.PAS 28710 05-11-92 9:39p SS.PAS 28991 05-11-92 6:16p
STYLIB.EXE 104064 05-10-92 2:45p STYLIB.PAS 29382 05-10-92 2:44p
SHOWSET0.PAS 28586 05-07-92 12:42a DS.LIB 1018 05-03-92 11:41a
UTILS.WP5 40365 05-02-92 6:20p LFSD.WP5 4571 04-01-92 11:16p
CONCATWP.EXE 10336 03-31-92 12:17a CONCATWP.PAS 6216 03-31-92 12:17a
CONCATWP.BAK 6287 03-30-92 11:58p RPT.1 732 03-18-92 10:41a
- select AltL - look AltD - delete F1,Esc,F7 - Quit AltS - resort

One of the file names will be highlighted. You move the highlight bar
around the directory display with the expected keys -- the cursor
arrows, Home to get to the first item, End to get to the last, and
PageUp and PageDown to scroll the display one screen. There is also a
function like Name Search in List Files. To use it, just start typing
on the character keys. But since the files would not normally be in
alphabetical order, this is generally not very useful.

The choices available to you while the highlight bar is on a file are
listed at the bottom of the screen. The most important is the first,
Enter to Select. If you hit Enter when the highlight bar is on a
directory, the display will change to show that directory's files. If
you hit Enter when the highlight bar is on a file, that file is
selected for retrieving into WordPerfect, and LFSD exits back to the
DOS command line. LFSD doesn't actually retrieve the file into
WordPerfect, but if you have set up the mechanism for seamless
integration as suggested below, the file will be retrieved.

If you want to view the highlighted file, use Alt-L. LFSD itself does
not display the text of WordPerfect files, but instead uses another
Software by Seidman program, WP5LOOK, to display the file. If LFSD
cannot find WP5LOOK, Alt-L will not be shown as an available choice; if
you select it, it will be ignored. Viewing files is discussed further

If you want to delete the highlighted file, use Alt-D. The highlighted
file will be deleted and the list of files redisplayed.

If you would like to change the order in which the files are sorted,
use Alt-S. A small menu appears, indicating your choices:


0 - No change

1 - most Recent first

2 - Oldest first

3 - by Extension

4 - by File name

Choose letter or number

Select the one you wish by hitting its number (or its highlighted
letter). Unless you choose No change (which you should, if you wish to
exit the menu without choosing a new sort order), the files in the
directory display will be resorted into the desired order.

Finally, you may exit from LFSD without selecting a file to be
retrieved. Just hit F1, F7, or Esc.

Integrating LFSD With WordPerfect

When you select a file from the LFSD display, LFSD creates a WP51 macro
named xxLFSD.WPM (in the default directory or, better, in your macro
directory if LFSD knows what it is). xxLFSD.WPM assigns the pathname of
the selected file to the variable xxPName.

To integrate LFSD with WP51, write a macro that causes WP51 to run
LFSD, then executes xxLFSD.WPM, and then retrieves the file whose name
is by then stored in the variable xxPName.

Here is a WP51 macro (called SD here, but you can give it any legal
name) that does all this, starting LFSD with the directory displayed in
the default sort order:

{IF EXISTS}xxPName~{Retrieve}{VARIABLE}xxPName~{Enter}

This macro first prompts you for a directory path to display, as does
List Files (unlike List Files, SD does not suggest a directory path,
but a more complicated macro could). You would respond with *.* to
display all files in the current directory, or with another
specification, as with List Files. SD stores that path specification
in the variable PName and then (in the third line, which begins with
{Shell}) executes a DOS command, which runs LFSD with two parameters on
the command line. (The macro as written assumes that LFSD is either in
the current directory or else somewhere along the DOS path. If you
want to put LFSD somewhere else, say in c:\wp51, you would change the
third line of SD so that it begins {Shell}cc:\wp51\lfsd, followed by
the rest of the line as above.) Note that this line ends with a space
after the {Enter}. The space responds to the Press Any Key to Continue
prompt that follows execution of a DOS command. The next line executes
the macro xxLFSD, just written by LFSD. If you told LFSD you wanted to
retrieve a file, executing xxLFSD creates the variable xxPName,
containing the pathname of the file you selected; otherwise xxPName
does not exist after SD executes xxLFSD. The last line of the macro
tests to see whether xxPName exists; if it does SD causes it to be

SD.WPM demonstrates two of the three possible command line parameters
for LFSD. All three are described here:

/ppath The directory to display. If you do not specify files
but only specify the directory, *.* is assumed. If you
omit the /p parameter, *.* in the current directory is

/mdir dir is the directory in which LFSD will write xxLFSD.WPM.
(If you omit it, and it is not a good idea to omit it,
the current directory is assumed.) Usually, you specify
your macro directory. (SD as written provides the
conventional name of the WP51 macro directory.) You can
use any directory, but if you do not use the WP51 macro
directory (and do not want to use whatever happens to be
the current directory), you must modify SD (or the macro
you use instead of SD) so that the macro name following
{NEST} includes the full path designation.

/sc c indicates your choice of sort order. There are four
possible sort orders:

R - date order, most Recent first
O - date order, Oldest first
E - alphabetical by Extension
F - alphabetical by File name

If you do not specify a sort order, LFSD will use
R and sort by date, most recent first. There is
obviously little point in using LFSD with /sF,
since that is what WordPerfect's List Files would
give you anyway.

Viewing Files

LFSD does not include a viewer for WP5 files, but if Alt-L is shown as
a choice on the main display screen and you choose it, LFSD will try to
display the file using WP5LOOK, another program from Software by
Seidman. (WP5LOOK is a part of WPTOOLS, described below.) In order
for this to work, you must have WP5LOOK.EXE, and it must be located
where LFSD can find it, which means it should be somewhere on your DOS
path, in the current directory, or (if you are using DOS 3.0 or higher)
in the same directory as LFSD.EXE. There also must be enough free
memory to run WP5LOOK. If you have EMS memory, LFSD will try to swap
itself to EMS, leaving almost all the conventional memory it uses for
WP5LOOK to use. If you have no (or insufficient) EMS, LFSD will swap
itself to disk, a relatively slow process. Whether there will be
enough memory to run WP5LOOK after LFSD swaps itself out depends on how
much conventional memory your computer has, how much conventional
memory WordPerfect happens to be using when you invoke LFSD, and what
other programs are currently occupying conventional memory. It also
depends on how much memory WP5LOOK requires. WP5LOOK Version 4.0 and
later, which can display not only WP5 files, but also any other files,
is a reasonably large program requiring a substantial amount of memory,
and it will often be too large for use with LFSD. Older versions of
WP5LOOK (which were part of versions of WPTOOLS earlier than 5.1)
require less memory -- but also display only WP5 files. The current
registered version of WPTOOLS includes not only the latest WP5LOOK, but
also an earlier version, shipped as OLDLOOK.EXE, which can be renamed
to WP5LOOK and used with LFSD when memory constraints prohibit use of
the current WP5LOOK.

If LFSD can find a file named WP5LOOK.BAT, it will use that file
instead of WP5LOOK, passing the name of the file to be viewed as a
command line parameter. This can be useful if you want to use any of
the WP5LOOK command line options (for example, WP5LOOK.BAT might
contain this line: c:\wptools\WP5LOOK %1 -RN), if you follow the common
practice of renaming WP5LOOK.EXE to LOOK.EXE (thus, if LOOK.EXE is on
your path, WP5LOOK.BAT might contain LOOK %1), or if you choose to use
a file viewer other than WP5LOOK.

More About Memory Constraints

Because LFSD is normally used only while WP5 is also running, memory
can be a considerable problem. As memory becomes tight, some of the
options otherwise available disappear. There are also limitations on
the number of filenames LFSD can display. Unless you have very tight
memory constraints (or enormous subdirectories), this is not likely to
be a problem, because LFSD, if memory is available, can display several
hundred files in a subdirectory.


MPSET has no particular connection with WP5, but it allows WP5 to
communicate with other computer programs. Programs often communicate
with each other though the DOS environment. One program sets a
variable in the DOS environment, the other program reads the value of
that variable from the DOS environment.

WP5 has no command to set a variable in the DOS environment. WP51,
however, allows the user to execute a DOS command (Control-F1, 2).
Thus you can execute the DOS SET command (which sets variables in the
DOS environment) from within WP51. (You can accomplish the same thing
in WP50 by shelling to DOS, executing the SET command, and then
executing EXIT.)

Unfortunately, while this will set a variable in the environment, it
does not usually allow WP5 to communicate with other programs using the
environment. The problem is that there is more than one environment.
If you are at the DOS prompt, not shelled from another program, the
only environment is the "master" environment. If you then execute WP5,
it gets its own environment, which contains all the variables set in
the master environment. If you set a variable in WP5's environment, it
is not set in the master environment, and when you exit from WP5, its
environment, and the variable you set there, disappear. If you shell
from WP5, you have still another environment. If you want to set an
environmental variable that another program can read, you have to set
the variable not in the current environment, but at least in the
"parent" environment (one level up), and perhaps at a higher level than
that. To be sure you get the right one, you need to set the variable
in the master environment. But the SET command sets variables only in
the current environment.

MPSET allows you to set environmental variables in the parent
environment, the master environment, or both. If you use it from WP5
instead of the SET command (as described above), you can set
environmental variables that are still there when WP5 exits, so other
programs can read them.

Usage: MPSET Envs EnvVar Value

Envs indicates which environment. Use M for master, P
for Parent, MP for both.

EnvVar is name of an (existing or new) environmental

Value is the value to set EnvVar to. No embedded blanks.
Leave out to delete the variable



Sets the variable FNAME to MPSET.DOC in the master


Removes the variable FNAME from the master environment.

MPSET will fail if there is not enough room in the
relevant environment to add a new variable, or if it
cannot find the master (or parent) environment. If it
fails, an appropriate message is sent to the screen.

If you want to run MPSET without any visible output,
redirect the output to NUL, e.g.,


MPSET solves only half the problem of communication between programs.
The other half is getting a program to read an environmental variable
that another program has set. WP5 has no command for reading
environmental variables. That can be handled by another Software by
Seidman program, MacArgs, which is a part of MacroAid, described below.
MacArgs replaces assignments to variables in a WP5 DOS macro. Suppose
you have this statement in a WP5 macro named MyMacro.Wpm:


This command:

MacArgs MyMacro.Wpm -0NewString

will change the macro so the assignment reads


If you execute a batch file containing the following line:

MacArgs MyMacro.Wpm -0%FName%

then MyMacro.Wpm will assign the value of the environmental variable
FName to {VAR 0}. If you execute MyMacro, that value will then be
available to WP5.

Thus MacArgs and MPSET together allow for two-way communication between
WP5 and other programs through the environment (assuming the other
programs have a way to read environmental variables).


PRIMO is like SHOWCODE (which is discussed below), but much more
limited. PRIMO takes a WP5 file and writes an output file which is
identical, except that merge codes have been converted to ordinary text
(in bold). It is therefore used for printing and debugging primary
(and secondary) merge files.

CODES.WPM, which ships with WP51 for DOS, does almost the same thing in
one of its options (as does CODES.WCM, which ships with WP51 for
Windows). Why use PRIMO instead? There are three reasons:

-- PRIMO is much faster, which matters primarily if your merge
files are large.

-- PRIMO displays the merge codes inside such structures as
footnotes, unlike the CODES macros.

-- PRIMO displays the old WP50 merge codes as well as the newer
style merge codes --again, the CODES macros do not.

Usage: PRIMO Infile Outfile

Infile A WP5 filename, including path if necessary.
Wildcards are not permitted.

Outfile Name (including path if necessary) for the output
file. If the output file already exists, it will
be overwritten.


SHOWCODE reads a WP5 file as its input and writes another one as its
output. The output file looks a good deal like what the input file
looks like when viewed in Reveal Codes mode in WP5. In effect, SHOWCODE
creates a permanent Reveal Codes version of an entire document file.
SHOWCODE output, particularly when printed, can be very helpful in
debugging complex WP5 documents, documenting coding techniques for
later use, and teaching proper use of WP5. (The example coding of a
primary merge file in the discussion of AUTHOR above was produced by

There are some differences between what you see in Reveal Codes and the
SHOWCODE output. Here are the notable ones.

-- because it reveals the entire document at once, SHOWCODE shows
some things that no single Reveal Codes screen would show.
Thus, while Reveal Codes shows only part of a footnote or
similar substructure while you are viewing the main text,
SHOWCODE shows the entire substructure at the place in the main
text where the code for it appears. (Initial Codes are not
represented by a code in the main text, so SHOWCODE shows the
Initial Codes at the start of the document, clearly marked as
Initial Codes. You can also choose not to process Initial Codes,
or to process only Initial Codes.)

-- the symbols used to represent WP5 codes are usually but not
always identical to the symbols used in Reveal Codes. The main
reason for differences is that different versions of WordPerfect
(5.0, 5.1 for DOS, and 5.1 for Windows) use different symbols
for the same (or substantially the same) codes in some cases.
SHOWCODE uses a blend of the 5.0 and 5.1/DOS symbols.

-- SHOWCODE never shows the font actually selected by a font
attribute code, whereas recent releases of WP51 do show that
when your cursor is on the attribute code.

-- in a few cases, SHOWCODE provides more information than does
Reveal Codes. It seemed more important to provide the
information than to worry about matching the Reveal Codes

-- SHOWCODE will generally not wrap lines at the same places Reveal
Codes would wrap them, although exactly where SHOWCODE will wrap
them depends on your choice of fonts and margins.

There are also very substantial differences between SHOWCODE and the
CODES.WPM macro that ships with WP51 for DOS. One is speed. On a
simple one page document (consisting almost entirely of ordinary text),
CODES took approximately 2 minutes and 27 seconds to produce the output
file. On the same one page document, SHOWCODE took less than one
second. Time differences will vary with the nature of the document,
but they should always be large. This document took less than 3
seconds to process on a 25 mhz. 386. The other is the nature of the
output. CODES simply does not approximate the Reveal Codes screen,
because it leaves out all information other than the symbol identifying
the code. This works perfectly well for codes like [HRt], but [Ln
Spacing] is a good deal less informative than, say, [Ln Spacing:2].
CODES gives you the former. SHOWCODE and Reveal Codes give you the
latter. CODES also does not process structures like footnotes, instead
merely telling you there is a footnote. SHOWCODE shows you everything.
(We have not spent as much time with the CODES.WCM macro that ships
with WP51 for Windows, but it appears to share the limitations of

Here is the beginning of the WP5 version of this document as SHOWCODE
output (font identifications depend on the PRS file used):

Initial Codes:
End Initial Codes
[L/R Mar: 1.25",1.25"][T/B Mar: 1.25", 0.8"][Footer A:Every
page;[HLine:Full,Baseline,6",0.013",100%][Open Style:Small
Text;[Font:*SN Swiss Bold 08pt (ASCII Business) (FW,
More Tools for WordPerfect Users[Flsh Rt]Page
^B[C/A/Flrt]][Suppress:FA][Open Style:Text;[Font:*SN Swiss
Roman 10pt (ASCII Business) (FW, Port)]][Comment][Fig
Opt][Fig Box:;MT1.PCX;][AdvDn:3.5"][Def Mark:ToC,2:5,5][HRt]
[->Indent<-][<-Mar Rel]INTRODUCTION[Flsh Rt(DotLead)]
[->Indent<-][<-Mar Rel]PROGRAMS[Flsh Rt(DotLead)]
[->Indent<-][->Indent][<-Mar Rel]ADDPRS[Flsh Rt(DotLead)]


SHOWCODE Infile Outfile [-Option] [-Option]

Infile is the WP5 file to be converted. Name may include
full path specification.

Outfile is the filename, which may include full path
specification, of WP5 file for output.


-gfname If the -g option is not used, the
output file is a WP50 file with a
minimal prefix. That is, it has no
initial codes, no selected printer, no
document summary, and no styles. If
the -g option is used, where fname is
the specification of an existing WP5
file, SHOWCODE will instead use the
prefix of that file as the prefix for
Outfile. This allows you to supply
initial codes and the like. FName
should not refer to the same file as
Infile or Outfile.

-cn Do not process Initial Codes.

-co Process only Initial Codes. Do not
process the rest of the document.


SHOWSET reads one or more WordPerfect .SET files and writes (to
standard output) a listing of the settings in the file. The result
tells you nothing that you could not find out by examining screen after
screen in SETUP and some other places in WordPerfect, but it is a lot
more convenient to get the information with SHOWSET. Moreover, since
you can redirect the output to a file or your printer, you can make a
permanent record for later use. SHOWSET is particularly useful to
network administrators and others who often need to know the .SET file
settings of many users.

SHOWSET does not display initial codes, but does identify whether there
are any initial codes specified in the .SET file. To display these
codes, create a document using that .SET file and use SHOWCODE on the


SHOWSET filespec

Filespec, which may include a full path and wildcards,
identifies the .SET files to process. If you leave out the
file extension, the extension SET is used.

Output goes to standard output, and would normally be
redirected (to a file or the printer) or piped (to a program
like MORE or LIST).

Redirection or piping of output is important, since the output for a
.SET file takes far more than one screen -- and, of course, if the
input filespec contains a wildcard, there may be output for a large
number of .SET files.


SHOWSET c:\wp51\* >result

Process all .SET files in c:\wp51 and redirect the (ascii)
output to file "result" in the default directory.


Process all .SET files in the default directory and pipe the
output to Vern Buerg's LIST program.

Although SHOWSET works with .SET files for WP50 as well as WP51, the
output is somewhat different, because the .SET files are different.

SHOWSET produces a lot of output. When you want only a few items of
information, it may be useful to pipe the SHOWSET output to a program
that filters it, passing through only what interests you. Sometimes,
the DOS FIND command will do the job. For example,

SHOWSET wp{wp}|FIND "Minutes"

will send to the screen only the SHOWSET output that indicates the
number of minutes between backups. Usually, more complex filtering is
required. We recommend AWK in those circumstances. Rob Duff's version
of AWK, widely distributed on BBSs, is our preferred AWK.


STYLIB helps you manage your WordPerfect styles. If you store all your
styles in a single style library and use just one of them, all of them
are incorporated into the prefix of the document, unnecessarily
increasing file size, and making it awkward to find the styles you want
to use in the list of all your styles. And it is difficult to move
styles from one place to another, so that you may find you have styles
scattered across different documents, with no convenient way to pull
several different ones into a document where you would like to use

STYLIB provides that convenient way. It allows you to select styles
from many different style libraries and document files and combine them
into a single style library. (Note that, from the standpoint of
WordPerfect, a document file and a style library are really the same
thing. A style library is simply a document that has styles in the
prefix but has no text.) Thus it is easy to create style libraries
containing only the styles needed for a particular document or type of

STYLIB works interactively. You can get help at any time by typing F1
(exit from Help with the ESC key). When you invoke the program from
the command line, it first prompts you for the input file directory --
the directory where the files with styles (documents or style
libraries) are located. STYLIB suggests the current default directory.
To accept it, hit ENTER. Otherwise, if the first key you hit is a
character, the suggestion will disappear and you can enter whatever you
like. If the first key is another key, such as a cursor arrow key, you
can edit the suggestion. Once you have finished responding to this
prompt, STYLIB prompts for a file specification, suggesting *.*. You
can accept the suggestion or provide a different file specification,
which normally would include at least one wildcard (? or *). Hit ENTER
when you are finished responding to the prompt. STYLIB then prompts
you for the directory in which you wish to write the output file,
suggesting the directory where the input files are found. Then it
prompts you for the name (not including wildcards) of the output file,
which normally would be a new file, although if you wish to overwrite
an existing file, you can supply its name.

Once you have provided the necessary paths and file specifications,
STYLIB opens a window ("Select sources of styles") in which it displays
all files matching the input file specification (other than the output
file and files with the extensions EXE and COM, which are unlikely to
contain styles). You then select from this list the files of interest.
To select a single file, move the highlight to its name using the
cursor arrows and the Page Up, Page Down, Home, and End keys in
intuitive fashion. (You can also move the cursor by typing characters
-- this works much like Name Search in WordPerfect.) The INS key will
select the highlighted file, the DEL key will deselect the highlighted
file, and the SPACE bar will toggle selection (that is, if a file is
selected and it is highlighted, the SPACE bar will deselect it; if the
file is not selected, the SPACE bar will select it). It may be
convenient to begin by selecting all files. CTRL-ENTER (or CTRL-J)
will toggle the selection of all files (that is, if any items are
selected, it will deselect all of them; if none are selected, it will
select all of them). You can also select a continuous range of file
names by highlighting the first name in the range, hitting the F7 key,
highlighting the last file name in the range, and hitting F8. Selected
files are marked, so you can tell which ones are selected. You will do
no damage by selecting more files than really interest you, so it will
often be convenient simply to select all files.

Once you have finished selecting files, you must accept your selections
by hitting the ENTER key. You can also exit from the file selection
list by hitting the ESC key, which will select no files and cause the
program to terminate.

After the files are selected and the selections accepted, STYLIB opens
another window in which it displays the names, types (O for Open, P for
Paired, T for ouTline), and files of all the styles in the selected
files. In addition, the style description of the highlighted style is
displayed at the bottom of the screen. Select the styles you want to
include in the output file, using the methods described above for
selecting files. (Avoid selecting two styles with the same name --
STYLIB will not allow you to include two styles with the same name in
the output file.) Once you have selected the styles you want, accept
your selections (as above). STYLIB then writes the output file
containing those styles and gives you the opportunity to create another
output style library based on the same input files.

Usage: STYLIB [/m]

The option /m tells STYLIB to treat the display as
monochrome rather than as color display. Use this option if
you do not like the default color selections.

Warning: STYLIB requires a good deal of memory, and is therefore
likely not to work if, for example, you run it while shelled from


"WFWP" stands for Word Frequencies in WP5 files. The program reads a
WP5 document file and writes a new output file containing a sorted list
of the unique words in the input file. Each word in the output file is
preceded by a count of the number of times it appears in the input
file. The counts are separated from the words by a tab (so you can
easily manipulate or reorder the list in WordPerfect). At the end of
the list, the total number of words, the sum of the counts, appears.

That sounds straightforward, but what it means depends on the
definitions of "word," "unique," and "sorted." Some explanation is in

A "word" is, basically, a series of letters delimited by non-letters
(which may include the beginning or end of the document), although
certain characters other than letters may be part of a word. A
"letter" here means (a) any of the ordinary letters of the English
alphabet (as found in WordPerfect Character Set 0); (b) any of the
characters in Character Set 1 (Multinational 1), beginning with
Character Position 25 (by "Character Position" we mean the number of
the character within the set); and (c) any of the characters in
Character Set 10 (Cyrillic). Note that this excludes the Greek letters
in Character Set 8. A word may also include hyphens, apostrophes, and
slashes, but not at the beginning or end of a sequence of letters. By
default, a word may also include periods, but not at the beginning or
end of a sequence of letters. Thus, by default, U.S.A. is a word, but
it is listed as U.S.A with no closing period. By default, a word may
not include digits (i.e., 0-9), but you may choose to treat digits as
letters (so that, for example, A1 would be a word). If you do choose
to treat digits as letters, by default a sequence whose only "letters"
are actually digits is not treated as a word (so that, for example,
123.45 would not be a word), but you may choose to treat such sequences
as words.

In determining whether words are "unique," WFWP compares them to other
words, taking into account every character in the word. However,
before comparing words, WFWP converts all "letters" to upper case.
Thus "apple" and "APPLE" are considered to be the same word. Letters
in Character Set 0 are converted to upper case in the ordinary manner
(that is, a-z becomes A-Z). We do not claim to know the ordinary
manner of converting to upper case for letters in Character Sets 1 and
10. WFWP simply follows this rule to convert letters in these
character sets to upper case: if the Character Position is odd,
subtract one from it.

The order in which WFWP sorts words may surprise you. Sorting is based
on the following rule for comparing any two characters: if the
characters are in different Character Sets, the character with the
lower Character Set digit is higher in the sort ordering; if the
characters are in the same Character Set, the character with the lower
Character Position is higher in the sort ordering. Thus, for example,
words beginning with the letter Z occur earlier in the sorted WFWP
output than do any words beginning with accented A's. You can, of
course, re-sort the WFWP output, using the sort function in

There is a limit to the number of unique words that WFWP can handle.
The exact limit cannot easily be determined. The program takes about
75,000 bytes to load. For each unique word, the program needs an
additional number of bytes -- roughly speaking, the number of bytes it
needs for each unique word is 13 plus twice the number of characters in
the word. The number of words the program can handle thus depends on
the amount of memory you have available and the average length of the
words in the document. Suppose that you start with 575,000 free bytes
of memory before loading the program and the average length of a word
is five characters. The program should then be able to handle about
21,000 unique words. That should be enough for most purposes, but it
is plainly not enough for a reasonably sized telephone directory.
There is also a limit on the number of instances of a unique word WFWP
can count. That limit is over 67,000, so you should not have any

Usage: WFWP Infile Outfile [-options]

Infile is the specification (including path, if
desired) of a WP5 file containing the words to count.

Outfile is the specification (including path, if
desired) of WP50 file with the results. If a file
with that specification already exists, it will be

D treat Digits as letters
N If treating digits as letter, treat Numbers as
words even if they include no letters other
than digits
P Periods are never part of a word (thus U.S.A.
is 3 words (without P, U.S.A. is one word)


WFWP MyText TheList -DP
or WFWP MyText TheList -D -P

The frequency of words in MyText is reported in
TheList. "A1" is one word, "123" is not a word, and
"U.S.A." is 3 words.

* * * * * * * * *


Help in using MORE TOOLS is available by mail, telephone, and several
forms of E-mail. The best time for telephone calls is 8pm-11pm Eastern
time. At other hours, you are likely to reach only an answering
machine, but we return calls. E-mail is recommended.

David Seidman
Software by Seidman
2737 Devonshire Pl. NW
Washington, DC 20008
FAX: 202/462-8601
CompuServe: [70441,2414]

Software by Seidman monitors several networked WordPerfect BBS
conferences more or less regularly, as well as the WPSG forum on
CompuServe and the WordPerfect RT on GEnie. You can leave questions or
suggestions in any of these places, or you can send E-mail on
CompuServe or GEnie. The networks are listed below, along with the BBS
we usually call for each. Note that this information can become
outdated very quickly. BBSs and networks are not the world's most
stable entities.

Smartnet (Arlington Software Exchange, 703-532-7143)
MetroLink/RIME (D.C. Information Exchange, 202-433-6639)
Fido (Free Spirit, 301-283-8917)


MORE TOOLS is not in the public domain. Both the collection and the
individual programs are fully protected by copyright.

With respect to the shareware distribution, you are granted without
charge a license which permits (a) use of the programs for a period of
30 days for evaluation and testing; (b) making copies for distribution
to others without charge, provided the programs and the accompanying
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included in the shareware distribution. In particular, the permissions
granted in this paragraph do not apply to ADDPRS.EXE, SHOWCODE.EXE, or

Use after the 30 day evaluation and testing period requires payment of
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quantities, discounts and site licenses are available. Write for
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WPTOOLS is a collection of 14 shareware utilities for use with WPerf5,
with an additional six provided to registered users. These utilities
are DOS programs intended for use with WPerf5 for DOS, but most of them
are also useful with WPerf5 for Windows. At this writing, the latest
version of WPTOOLS is 5.1b. WPTOOLS is available on many BBSs, on
CompuServe in the WPSGA forum, and on GEnie in the WordPerfect RT. Or
you can order it for $25 from Software by Seidman, plus $2.00 for
shipping and handling. For your convenience, an order form appears

Here are brief descriptions of all 20 WPTOOLS programs:

COMMENTS Reads one or more WP5 document files, extracts the
comments, and writes them to a WPerf file or to standard output.

DISKFONT Searches a directory for specified soft font files and,
optionally, lists descriptive information about the fonts it finds.

ENDFOOT Converts all footnotes (endnotes) to endnotes
(footnotes), changing automatic references appropriately.

FIXPRE Removes deleted (and optionally other) data packets
from the prefix of WP5 document files and removes deleted data packets
from WP5 (and other WPCorp) setup files (e.g., WP{WP}.SET). For
document files, this will often facilitate changing the printer driver
used with the file and shrink the file. Setup files grow as you modify
your setup; FIXPRE shrinks them again. And FIXPRE sometimes helps when
WP5 just seems to be acting strangely. Optionally deletes styles,
initial codes, document summaries, and graphics.

FONTFILE Lists the file names of the soft font files specified
in a PRS file.

FONTLIST Lists the names of the fonts used in a WP5 document
and the PRS file the document calls for.

IS5XDOC Identifies WP5 document files. Useful in batch files.

LISTMACS Lists the names and descriptions of macros in WPM and
WPK files (and the keys for WPK macros), optionally sorted. Also works
with PP5 and DR macro and keyboard files.

MAKETABS Converts an ASCII text file to a WP50 document,
replacing spaces by tabs. Used with columnar material.

MASTER Reads a WP5 master document and lists the unexpanded
subdocuments it calls for.

MERGESUM Creates (or adds to) a WP50 secondary merge file, each
record containing the information from a WP5 document summary (or,
optionally, the first 400 or so characters of a document if no summary
was created), along with information from the DOS file directory. In
effect, creates a database of document summaries that can be processed
using the WP5 Merge and Sort functions, or WordPerfect's Notebook

PRINTIT Paginates and formats an ASCII text file for printing.

PRSFONTS Lists and optionally numbers the names of the fonts
available in a WP5 PRS file.

STYLIST Lists names and descriptions of styles, optionally

STYLEUSE Lists the styles used in the text of a document.
Lists the styles found in the prefix but not used in the document.
Optionally deletes unused (or all) styles from the prefix. Optionally
deletes style on and off codes from the text of a document, leaving the
codes added by the style.

TARGETS Lists the automatic reference targets and references
in a WP5 document file, indicating unreferenced targets and references
to nonexistent targets.

WHATPTRS Lists the printers described in ALL files, optionally
sorted by printer name.

WP5LOOK Displays one or more WP5 document files specified on
the command line, piped to the program, or entered in response to
prompts. Particularly because files can be specified with wildcards,
WP5LOOK may be more convenient than WP5 itself for browsing through WP5
documents. Also displays non-WP5 files.

WPGSIZE Extracts and lists the dimensions of the image
coordinate space for WPG files. Useful in getting the aspect ratio

WPSNOOP Determines, in greater or lesser detail, the file type
of many, but not all, files associated with recent WordPerfect
Corporation products. For WP5 document files, lists the document
summary and the PRS file. For macro files, lists the description.
Optionally reveals the structure of WP5 document file prefixes and of
set file prefixes.

* * * * * *

WPMD -- The File Doctor for WordPerfect

WPMD fixes sick or broken WordPerfect Version 5.x files. There are
many different symptoms of a sick or broken file. Sometimes some or
all of the text disappears, although the file size indicates that the
text should still be there. Sometimes WPerf5 fails to recognize the
file as a WPerf5 document file. Sometimes WPerf5 says there is not
enough room on the WP disk to retrieve the file, even though there is
lots of room on the disk. And sometimes other things go wrong. WPMD
can usually cure the file, creating a WPerf5 file requiring only minor

* * * * * *


MacroAid is a collection of DOS utility programs for use with WPCorp
program macros. The programs work with macros for WordPerfect 5 (but
not WordPerfect for Windows), PlanPerfect 5, DrawPerfect 1, ED 3,
LetterPerfect 1, and Shell 3; they may work with later versions and
other programs as well. (They do not work with macros for the Windows
version of WordPerfect.) Several of these programs may be helpful to
the casual user of macros, but MacroAid is primarily intended for the
serious macro writer. Writing WPCorp macros is computer programming,
and MacroAid is a set of programmer's tools.


Changes assignments to macro variables with DOS commands. The DOS

MacArgs MyMacro.wpm -0Newstring -1AnotherString





in MyMacro. Example uses: (1) write self-modifying macros that store
new information for later use, as for macros to number invoices
consecutively; (2) customize complex macros for different users.


Converts macros to ASCII text files or WordPerfect documents so that
they can be edited in WordPerfect or an ASCII text editor. MacAscii
also converts the ASCII text file or WordPerfect document back to a
macro. Allows editing of macros too big for the built-in macro editor;
editing of SH macros without WPCorp's ED editor; easy printing of
macros; use of powerful text processing and editing tools readily
available for ASCII text files.


Lists the files required by {CHAIN}, {NEST}, and {SHELL MACRO} commands
in a macro and the files required by these files.


Compresses macros by eliminating comments and the tabs and spaces used
only for formatting; replaces variable names and labels with two-
character names and labels. Makes your macros load and, depending on
which release of WPCorp's programs you are using, execute faster.


Changes the product type and version numbers stored within macros.
Changing your carefully developed WordPerfect macros to PlanPerfect
macros, for example, sometimes results in a working PlanPerfect macro
and should always at least make the conversion process easier.


Searches for text strings, macro commands, and key commands in macros
specified with wildcard file specifications.


Provides a cross-reference listing of a macro -- a file with a line-
numbered version of the text of the macro and a listing of each macro
command, key command, variable name, shell variable name, label, and
called file, with the line numbers on which each appears. An essential
tool for the development and debugging of complex macros.

These programs run from the DOS command line, but MacroAid also
includes MacShell, a shell program that allows you to use the rest of
the MacroAid programs without worrying about the DOS command line.

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