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WD: Unusual behavior with "WordPerfect Navigation Keys" On


The information in this article applies to:

  • Microsoft Word for Windows, versions 6.0, 6.0a, 6.0c
  • Microsoft Word for Windows NT, version 6.0


Word incorporates an option that allows Word to emulate the behavior of WordPerfect. Selecting WordPerfect Help will cause unexpected results from what is the normal function of Word. Below is a list of expected outcomes for Word and a corresponding list of outcome if WordPerfect Help has been selected.

To select WordPerfect Help from the Tools menu choose Options, choose the General tab and select the Help for WordPerfect User's checkbox. When WordPerfect Help has been select the letters WPH will appear on the status bar in box furthest to the left.


Normal Word Behavior             With Word Perfect Help Selected
--------------------             -------------------------------
Set an indent for a paragraph    Set an indent for a paragraph
and the next paragraph will      and press Enter and the next
continue with the same           paragraph reverts to a normal
indent.                          paragraph.

Create a bullet or numbered      Create a bullet or numbered
list and a hanging indent is     list and a hanging indent is
created.                         not created.

Press the Delete key to          Press the Delete key and
delete selected text.            respond to the prompt on
                                 Status bar, "Delete Block?

ToolTips will display  when      After using HOME+LEFT ARROW
selected                         key combination, ToolTips
                                 disappear. The workaround for
                                 this problem is to re-select

To Disable Help for WordPerfect Users

  • Double-click the status bar button labeled WPH.


  • Choose WordPerfect Help from the Help menu, choose Options, clear the "Help for WordPerfect Users" check box, and then choose OK.

For more information about Navigation Keys for WordPerfect Users, query on the following words in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

wordperfect key strokes defined

Additional query words: 6.0 word perfect winword confirm word6

Keywords : kbualink97 kbusage
Issue type : kbprb
Technology :

Last Reviewed: November 4, 2000
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