Mike's Macros

This site contains references to several macros I have created for WordPerfect and InfoCentral, plus some tips for using those programs. I also have a couple of useful forms for Peachtree Accounting for Windows. The following table shows what is available (click on a file name to download).

If you just want to see the latest changes, check the What's New page..

Utilities and Tips for WordPerfect

Filename

Description

ConvNum.zip 11/7/11. Version 2.02 of the venerable Number Conversion macro, rewritten for a nicer interface, easier to understand code, and to pull localization information from the Registry. No customization needed.

DepositTicket.zip

2/9/02. A duplicate of a bank's deposit ticket template for WordPerfect. It is called by the macro "Deposit Account.wcm" (included) which allows you to select among several accounts, and to set the ticket number. To use it properly, you need the (included) MICR font on your system, and you need to edit the template and its macro to add the right information. Instructions are in README.WPD in the archive.

Directories

6/29/00. The Directories toolbar concept. Links to a page with a graphic screen shot of my WordPerfect setup, showing the Directories toolbar running down the left of the screen. Each button accesses a separate directory. Better than a QuickList! Instructions on how to do it are below the picture.

DraftMAK.zip

12/14/10. Contains DRAFTMAK.WPG, a graphic of a "DRAFT" watermark, 3-D, going diagonally across the page, with the current date inserted below, plus a macro to turn it on and off and update the date to today's date.

Envelope.zip

4/4/14. A Zipped archive containing the latest version of the Custom Letterhead Envelope macros, templates, utilities, and graphics. They also contain InfoCentral macros and utilities that work with the WordPerfect macros, a Setup macro, and instructions that run automatically. Click here for a detailed description and to see what it looks like or here for the "Mini-Manual."

Keyboard.zip

1/04/05. A WordPerfect document containing a function key keyboard template, identical to that formerly supplied with the retail version of WordPerfect. For versions 9 to 12; print it out on cardboard on a color printer, fold into a triangle, and set it above your function keys.

LetterSave.zip
7/20/12. A simple macro to save the current letter to a client folder with a unique name. Useful for ongoing archiving of correspondence. See the ReadMe.txt and the macro itself for details.

MacroMenu.zip

2/14/02. A macro which displays a menu of your frequently-used macros for easy access; now you can run or edit.

MAKDefault.wpt

7/8/00. My default template, containing my toolbars, keyboard, and styles. If you want to copy over things directly.

MAKMacros.zip

8/25/00. Contains some other WordPerfect macros: CONVNUM (number conversion to text), PDFCREATE and PDFAUTO (create Acrobat files using Ghostscript), DATEORD (inserts an ordinal date: e.g., "the12th of May, 2000"), GREENCARD (formats a certified mail card automatically from a letter), and WORD CLEANUP (simple macro to clean up codes from imported Word documents).

MergePlus.zip
4/27/09. MultiMerge was fun to create, but to be honest I gave that up a long time ago, and now use MergePlus. This macro allows you to select a DAT file and a destination directory for the result, and keeps that setting. So when I merge several documents in a row for a client, I just open them all then use MergePlus to assemble them one by one. It has options for saving and/or generating the resulting file. I use this exclusively instead of the internal Merge function.
Merge_Techniques.frm10/3/08. A WordPerfect file containing some handy techniques for using Merge form and data files for document assembly, including an embedded macro to insert a document date and the "use nested fields as variables" technique.

MultiMerge.wcm

5/23/06. Version 3.3 , which adds the option to combine the resulting files into one file. A macro to run multiple merges at once, using a text configuration file. For instance, I commonly merge a Declaration of Guardian, Durable Power of Attorney, Medical Power of Attorney, and other documents with a client data file for estate planning clients. Instead of opening each file and merging each separately, using MultiMerge I can merge the standard set all at once. To see what it looks like, go here.

PDFFlatten.zip

10/19/06. A PerfectScript macro to "flatten" PDF (Acrobat) forms, making the form fields uneditable. Great for archiving and/or sending tax forms to clients. ADDED: a REG file which will create a right-click context menu to do it without the WordPerfect macro, which is even handier, though it takes a bit of editing to set up properly.

PrintOC.zip1/25/08. This macro prints an original document from one location, then a copy or copies of that document from a different location. If you are printing a letter, it can figure out how many copies to print automatically. I use it to print an original letter from the sheet feeder (letterhead bond), then copies from the regular paper tray. It is also useful to print the original and a copy of any document to go to a client. There is a setup dialog where you select the paper size/types (that is how you select different sources in WordPerfect), which saves your settings to an INI file in the macro directory.
Save&Mirror.zip 11/7/11. Version 1.3. Save&Mirror saves your document, and "mirrors" a copy to a location you designate. Save&MirrorSetup pops up a dialog box allowing you to set the mirror location and set whether you are asked to confirm the remote file overwrite. I use it to work on documents on my laptop computer at home.

SendKeys.wcm

1/07/04. A macro to replace the broken SendKeys feature in WordPerfect 9, 10, and 11. Use it or refer to it in your own macros.

Stamps.wcm
2/20/04. A macro to (1) select the address of the letter you're sending, (2) run the Stamps.com software, (3) optionally insert your password automatically, then (4) insert the address in the software.

TextTables.zip

7/30/99. Contains a WordPerfect document giving various examples of how one can do text formatting using the Tables feature.

ToolIcons.zip

7/14/00. Contains a collection of icons for the WordPerfect toolbar (bitmaps).


Utilities and Tips for InfoCentral are at This Link

Utilities and Tips for Peachtree (now Sage) Accounting for Windows

Filename

Description

BlankChk.zip

4/02/12. Contains templates for printing checks and deposit tickets on blank stock directly from Peachtree Accounting (note that earlier versions may not be able to do deposits), plus an MICR font. This way, you can print checks and deposit tickets for several different accounts using one store of blank stock.  NOTE: Bud Aaron at DotNetChecks (formerly CheckMaster) kindly pointed out that the font I formerly had in this archive belonged to him. Anyone who has downloaded this file, please download this new one and remove the old MICR font from your system. Anyway, I have replaced it with the font I actually use. This is for people who like to fiddle and set up things themselves, and works perfectly for me. If you want a more user-friendly, turnkey way to print checks on blank stock, you can use software such as that available at http://www.checkmaster.com.


Click any of the above names to download the file. Please direct any questions to me here ,
changing the "at" to a proper "@" symbol.


License

All content on this website (including text,
code, macros, and any other original works)
is copyrighted © 2001-2014 Michael A. Koenecke
and, unless otherwise noted, is licensed under a
Creative Commons License.

 Last updated: April 4, 2014


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