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This is a simple Word Perfect macro that pops up a menu and lets you choose from up to 10 different keyboards (*.WPK) to switch to.
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This is a simple Word Perfect macro that pops up a menu and lets you choose from up to 10 different keyboards (*.WPK) to switch to.
File Name File Size Zip Size Zip Type
KEYBOARD.DOC 2698 1198 deflated
KEYBOARD.WPM 2261 585 deflated

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KEYBOARD.WPM


By Onik Arian (CIS ID 70671,507)

This program is free. You may modify it anyway you like.
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This is a simple macro that pops up a menu and lets you choose from up to
10 different keyboards (*.WPK) to switch to. It deliberately leaves you at
the Setup: Keyboard Layout Menu so that you can then perform an action on
the keyboard or simply {EXIT} to accept the choice of keyboard.

The macro is easily modified. Simply replace the names of your keyboards in
the menu box and corresponding labels.

You will notice that you can invoke this macro from anywhere within WP. It
will back out to the main editing screen before it pops up the menu box.

What key to use for this macro?
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One option is to leave this as a named macro. However, this is undesirable
because, unless you are at the main editing screen, you will not be able to
start the macro.

A second option is to rename this macro to an ALT key (such as ALTK.WPM).
Then, as long as the keyboard you are using doesn't have a macro written
into its ALT key, it will load the macro. Also, you will be able to start
the macro from just about anywhere within WordPerfect.

Another option (my preference) is to {RETREIVE} this macro into a keyboard
key that is not commonly used (such as CTRL-K). While you have to do this
with every keyboard that you use, it will free up the more commonly used ALT
keys for other macros. Also, none of the 5 keyboards that come with WP 5.1
use the CTRL-K key, so you are not going to erase any of the macros in these
keyboards.

How to modify this macro
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No doubt, you will want to modify this macro to use your own set of keyboards.
It is easy to do. Each numbered choice on the menu corresponds to a {LABEL}
of the same number. First, you will want to change the keyboard name in the
box menu. Then you will want to modify the corresponding {LABEL}.

EXAMPLE:
Suppose you have a keyboard named MYBOARD.WPK, and you decide you want to use
it instead of the EQUATION.WPK keyboard. Well, EQUATION is the third choice on
the menu. Now, do the following:

* Replace "3 EQUATION" with "3 MYBOARD" inside the menu box (line 19).

* Go down to the corresponding {LABEL}, which happens to be {LABEL}3~ and
replace "KN EQUATION" with "KN MYBOARD" (line 51).

* Save the modified macro - that's all there is to it!

NOTE: {LABEL}s 5,6,7,8,9, and 0 all load SHORTCUT. To modify them, just
follow the example above.


Hope you find this simple macro useful! - Onik


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