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    Wordperfect to Word Conversion (Word 2000)

    I am trying to convert Corel Wordperfect 7.0 documents to MS Word 2000. All is going well, but how can I create a macro to convert double paragraph mark to single paragraph mark.

    Any advice would be helpful

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    Re: Wordperfect to Word Conversion (Word 2000)

    The most common approach is to search for two paragraph marks (
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    Re: Wordperfect to Word Conversion (Word 2000)

    Thanks for the help, I keep receiving an error when I run your macro, it all points to this line "If IsBlank(Paragraph) Then", is that the correct line or am I missing something

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    Re: Wordperfect to Word Conversion (Word 2000)

    Does it say "Sub or Function not defined"? If so, make sure that cbarber's custom IsBlank function (the third procedure in the attachment) is located in the same module. If it is a different error, please post the exact message.

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    Re: Wordperfect to Word Conversion (Word 2000)

    I would like to thank you both, the combination of your efforts helped me create the macro I needed

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    Re: Wordperfect to Word Conversion (Word 2000)

    Sounds like you have the double paragraph mark situation well in hand. Here is some additional material that may help you in your conversion:

    Word and Word Perfect work very differently from one another. Each program's methods have strengths and weaknesses, but if you try to use one of these programs as if it were the other, it is like pushing on a string! You can easily make a lot of extra work for yourself. <img src=/S/exclamation.gif border=0 alt=exclamation width=15 height=15>

    See <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.addbalance.com/word/wordperfect.htm>Word for Word Perfect Users</A> (addbalance.com/word/wordperfect.htm)
    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.mvps.org/word/FAQs/General/WordVsWordPerfect.htm>Word Perfect compared to Word</A> (mvps.org/word/FAQs/)
    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.mvps.org/word/FAQs/General/TipsAndGotchas.htm>Tips and Gotchas</A> (mvps.org/word/FAQs/)
    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.mvps.org/word/FAQs/General/RevealCodes.htm>Does Word Have Reveal Codes?</A> (mvps.org/word/FAQs/)
    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.mvps.org/word/FAQs/General/WordPerfectConverters.htm>Word Perfect to Word Converters and Why None of Them Are Perfect</A>
    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://businesssoft.about.com/compute/businesssoft/library/blconvert.htm>Converting Documents from Word Perfect to Word</A>
    for information on Word for Word Perfect users.

    For more:
    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.mvps.org/word/FAQs/Customization/CreateATemplatePart1.htm>How to Create a Template (Part 1)</A> (mvps.org/word/FAQs/)
    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.mvps.org/word/FAQs/Customization/CreateATemplatePart2.htm>How to Create a Template (Part 2)</A> - download the Word version which includes a template built the way the tutorial describes. It is a work of art. (mvps.org/word/FAQs/)
    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.mvps.org/word/FAQs/Numbering/WordsNumberingExplained.htm> Word's Numbering Explained by John McGhie</A> (mvps.org/word/FAQs/)
    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.addbalance.com/usersguide/styles.htm>Understanding Styles</A> (addbalance.com/usersguide/styles.htm)


    In Word 2000 or later you can get the function keys to display in a special toolbar at the bottom of the screen if you want (something like pressing F3 twice in WP). The following macro will do this.

    Sub ShowMeFunctionKeys()
    Commandbars("Function Key Display").Visible = True
    End Sub


    Learn about <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.addbalance.com/usersguide/styles.htm> Styles</A> - really learn! I resisted for years and now regret every day of those years because although that string was still very hard to push, it kept getting longer and longer, and had some very important projects tied to it! Once you understand styles and the Word concept of organizing things into Chinese boxes everything falls into place and instead of pushing a string, you can push a button that turns on the very powerful text processing machine known as Microsoft Word and it will start doing your work for you instead of running around behind you trying to undo what you just thought you did.
    Charles Kyle Kenyon
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    Re: Wordperfect to Word Conversion (Word 2000)

    First I would like to start off with saying that this is an amazing forum. My original question was answered before the end of the day. The additional information that you sent me will definitely help. I am a Trainer and the Project that I am working on now is helping the office, about 75 users transition from Windows 95 to Windows 2000 and transition from Corel WordPerfect to MS Word 2000. The challenge for me is that I have never used WordPerfect before, it is great to know that there is a forum available to answer any questions that I might have.

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