RE: field codes (was: Re: Does anyone still use WordPerfect?)

Subject: RE: field codes (was: Re: Does anyone still use WordPerfect?)
From: Deborah Snavely <dsnavely -at- aurigin -dot- com>
To: "'techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com'" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 3 Oct 2000 10:56:48 -0700

> David Berg asked:
>> I use Word if you click the paragraph symbol in word you can still reveal
>> all the "hidden" (coded) RH text that RH uses for linking across and
>> docs.
>Sorry, but Word's so-called "reveal" feature isn't anywhere close to what
>WordPerfect offers. Word lets you see a few things; mainly paragraph
>WordPerfect lets you see and edit every formatting code. The analogy to raw
>HTML is perfect.

I make NO excuses for Word. However, you can look at Word's "field codes".
> Working from memory of a contract that forced me to use Word a couple of
> years back, I opened up my currently available copy of Word (2000, on a
> WinNT box) and hunted the help index for field codes; found the following
> topic:
> Show or hide field codes
> * To show or hide the field code for a specific field, click the field
> or the field results, and then press SHIFT+F9.
> * To show or hide field codes for all fields in the document, press
> ALT+F9.
> I think you'll find this does something like what you want.
> I'd never seen this before a procedure at that contract included the
> toggle shortcut to show/hide these TRULY invisible MS things (we were
> troubleshooting the headers and footers at the time). At this point, the
> Word code base is almost as convoluted, layered, and just plain hairy as
> the Windozer (typo left in a-purpose) code base...with similar arcana
> embedded where most folks never find it.
> Deborah Snavely, Senior Technical Writer, Aurigin Systems, Inc.

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