WordPerfect Office X6 Network Deployment Guide Part 6



Word-processor filter Feature name
Microsoft Word 97/2000/2002 import


Microsoft® Word 95 import


RTF import RTF
WordPerfect 6.X Text import WordPerfect6.XText
WordPerfect 6/7/8/9/10 import WordPerfect6.X

Templates and samples

The TemplatesandSamples feature contains the following templates and samples.

Item Feature name
database template for storing
information about valuable coins
database template for tracking office


sample application demonstrating
Web Server Control
sample database demonstrating
graphics in Paradox and ObjectPAL
sample tables for Paradox (original
tutorial for ObjectPAL ObjectPalTutorialFiles

Writing tools

The WritingTools11 feature contains the following feature: English, which installs the spelling checker for English.

Deploying macros and templates

Macros and templates make it easy to customize solutions for your organization. You can customize a macro that carries out a set of actions, assign that macro to a shortcut key, and save the macro and its shortcut key to a template, so that users who work from that template have access to the macro and its shortcut key.

If you want, you can make customized macros available to workstation users by storing them in a template. In fact, you can store every macro in the default template file ( wp16$$.wpt, where $$ is the default writing-tools language), and then deploy that default template file to each user’s machine.

Template macros are not transferred to documents based on that template. Consequently, template macros are available only when their template is available, so it is important to choose a final location for a template before you put it into active use.

WordPerfect Office X6 supports using a centralized, network-based repository for storing your macros and templates. However, you can deploy macros and templates if preferred.

Deployment methods

You can deploy macros and templates as you would any other file:

• by running a specialized command line, such as with a push technology (see page 11)

• by using an MST file (see page 38)

• by customizing the setup fileset (see page 41)

Installing macros and templates

At any point, users can install macros and templates to their workstations. Template macros set as read-only do not run properly.

Default items

By default, WordPerfect Office installs macros and templates at the following location (where X: is the drive where WordPerfect Office is installed, and where $$ is the installation language):

X:\Program Files\Corel\WordPerfect Office X6\Languages\$$\Template\Custom ProgramName templates

User-created items

User-created macros and templates are stored at the following location

(where X: is the drive where the operating system is installed):

• Windows 7 and Windows Vista:

X:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Corel\PerfectExpert\16\Language\CustomProgramName Templates

• Windows XP:

X:\Documents and Settings\UserName\Application Data\Corel\PerfectExpert\16\Language\Custom ProgramName Templates

If a new WordPerfect template doesn’t appear after it is installed to the PerfectExpert or saved to theCustom WP Templates folder, you must refresh the PerfectExpert.

To refresh the PerfectExpert

1 In WordPerfect X6, click File > New from project.

2 Click the Create new tab.

3 Click Options, and then click Refresh projects.

If the new template still does not appear, try changing the category from [WordPerfect WordPerfect] to Custom WP templates.

Migrating macros and templates

Macros and templates can be migrated from an earlier version of WordPerfect.

Macro migration

Most macros from a previous version of WordPerfect can be recompiled to work in WordPerfect X6.

By default, warnings are not displayed for obsolete tokens because they do not interfere with the functioning of most macros. You can choose to display these warnings, however.

If you want to store your organization’s macros in a centralized repository, you can set WordPerfect to compile and run all macros locally (that is, from the user’s temporary folder). For details, see “To specify how WordPerfect runs and compiles macros” in the WordPerfect Help.

To manually migrate a macro

1 Copy the macro to your template folder (if you haven’t already done so).

2 Start WordPerfect X6.

3 Click Tools > Macro > Edit.

4 Navigate to the macro, select it, and then click Edit.

5 Click the end of the first line.

6 Press the Spacebar, and then press Backspace.

7 Click Save & compile.

The macro is recompiled for WordPerfect X6. Be sure to correct any errors incurred — often, such errors result from updated or removed commands.

To display warnings for obsolete tokens

1 Click Start > Programs > WordPerfect Office X6 > Utilities > PerfectScript.

2 In PerfectScript, click Tools > Settings.

3 On the Compile page, enable the Warn when using unsupported features check box.

4 Click Apply, and then click OK.

Template migration

Default templates — and most other templates — from previous versions of WordPerfect can be migrated to WordPerfect X6.

Using a migrated template can prevent WordPerfect X6 from displaying its new features. For best results, migrate only the desired template components (toolbars, menus, keystroke assignments, and so on).

When you open a template, WordPerfect checks whether the template is missing default menu commands. You can merge missing menu commands into a template by following the procedure “To merge default menu commands into a template” in the WordPerfect Help.

To manually migrate template components

1 Do one of the following:

• Copy the source templates to your template folder for WordPerfect Office X6, and then startWordPerfect X6.

• Start WordPerfect X6. Click Tools > Settings, and then click Files. On the Template page, use the Additional template folder box to specify the location of the source templates.

2 Click Tools > Settings, and then click Customize.

3 Click the tab for the template component you want to migrate.

4 Click Copy, and then do the following:

• From the Template to copy from list box, choose the source template.

• From the Select toolbars to copy list, select the component to migrate. Hold down CTRL to select multiple components.

• From the Template to copy to list box, choose the target template. (If you want, you can choose the default template.)

• Click OK.

You are prompted to rename a component if another component by that name exists. To distinguish between similar components, you may want to append version numbers to their names.

5 To apply the new component, enable its check box.

6 To migrate each additional component, repeat steps 3 to 5.

Migrating user settings

In push-installation scenarios, administrators can migrate users’ customized settings automatically (see page 16). In pull-installation scenarios, users themselves can choose to migrate their settings.

QuickWords list

Locate the QuickWords™ list file that belongs to the previous version, and use it to replace the QuickWords list file for WordPerfect X6. The QuickWords list file for WordPerfect X6 is saved at the following location (where X: is the drive where Windows is installed and $$ is the default writing-tools language).

• Windows 7 and Windows Vista:

X:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Corel\PerfectExpert\16\Language\Custom WP Templates\QW16$$.WPT

• Windows XP:

X:\Documents and Settings\UserName\Application Data\Corel\PerfectExpert\16\Language\Custom WP Templates\QW16$$.WPT

QuickCorrect list

Locate the QuickCorrect™ list file that belongs to the previous version, and use it to replace the QuickCorrect list file for WordPerfect X6. The QuickCorrect list file for WordPerfect X6 is saved at the following location (where X: is the drive where Windows is installed and $$ is the default writing-tools language).

• Windows 7 and Windows Vista:

X:\Users\UserName\Documents\Corel User Files\WT16$$.UWL

• Windows XP:

X:\Documents and Settings\UserName\My Documents\Corel User Files\WT16$$.UWL

Address Books

First, export the Address Books from the previous version of WordPerfect to an ABX (version 8) or TXT file format. Then, in WordPerfect X6, create an empty Address Book and import the ABX or TXT file into it.

Working with MSI files

Stored at Setup\WPO on the installation disc, the main Microsoft Windows Installer (MSI) file for the setup — Setup.msi — contains a database of all features, registry keys, folders, and shortcuts for the software.

The server image contains a copy of the main setup MSI file — the MSI tables within which you can modify for deployment to the workstations.

Various components of the software are stored in additional MSI files. Some of these MSI files are required by the setup, while others represent optional features of the software.

You can exclude optional MSI files from the setup by creating a customized server image. Excluding an MSI file prevents the corresponding feature from being installed. For details, see page 37.

Setup files

Besides Setup.msi, the setup requires additional MSI files to carry out the installation. These required MSI files include the following:

Language modules

The setup requires at least one language module, MSI files for which are stored at Setup\WPO16 on the installation disc. The language modules that are available vary with each edition of the software.

Language module

MSI file
English EN.msi
French FR.msi


To install the programs included with the software, the setup uses the following MSI files atSetup\WPO16 on the installation disc.

Program MSI file
Presentations $$PR.msi(where $$ is the setup language)
Quattro Pro $$QP.msi(where $$ is the setup language)
WordPerfect $$WP.msi(where $$ is the setup language)
WordPerfect Lightning Multiple: See the Lightning folder.


To install the various components of the software, the setup uses additional MSI files stored atSetup\WPO16. These files include the following.

Feature MSI file
Migration Manager 'M'Man_$$.msi (where $$ is the setup language)
PerfectExpert $$PExp.msi (where $$ is the setup language)

Working with MST files

If you want to apply a Microsoft transformation (MST) file to the setup, simply apply it to your command line.

By default, MST files are applied to the Setup.msi file for the setup.

To apply a transformation to the setup

1 Store the MST file on the server image.

2 Use the TRANSFORMS property to specify that MST file, as shown here (where MST is the filename of the MST file):


If the MST file is not in the same folder as Setup.exe, MST must specify the full path and filename of the MST file.

Applying a transformation to a specific MSI file

To apply an MST file to a specific MSI file, use the following syntax (where MSI is the filename of the MSI file, not including its extension; and where MST is the filename of the MST file, including its extension):


If the MST file is not in the same folder as the MSI file, MST must specify the full path and filename of the MST file.

Example 1

To apply my_wp.mst to WP.msi (in the same folder), use the following syntax:

Setup.exe TRANSFORMS_WP="my_wp.mst"

Example 2

To apply MyTransform.mst to ENPExp.msi (in the same folder), use the following syntax:

Setup.exe TRANSFORMS_ENPExp="MyTransform.mst"

Troubleshooting MST files

If you have trouble applying an MST file, do the following:

• Check the syntax of your command line — in particular, the path to the MST file.

• Check your permissions.

• Make sure that the MST file was created correctly.

• Check the associated MSI files.

For additional help with MST files, contact Corel Support Services ( Please note, however, that charges will apply.

Working with registry keys

After creating the server image, you may want to edit its registry keys for deployment to the workstations. By doing so, you can avoid having to manually configure the registry keys of each individual workstation installation of the software.

Deploying program defaults

When a workstation user first starts a WordPerfect Office X6 program, settings for that program are pushed from HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE registry keys to HKEY_CURRENT_USER keys for that user. If you want to mandate the default program settings for all workstation users, you can deploy theHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE registry keys for those settings.

You can use a local installation of WordPerfect Office X6 to determine which HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEregistry keys are affected by a specific program setting. Open the program, and specify the setting that you want to deploy to the workstations. This setting is saved as a value for a specific registry key in the following location:


To deploy this program setting to all workstation users, apply it to the registry file (or MSI table) for the server image as a value for the corresponding HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE registry key at the following location:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Corel\Setup\ WordPerfect Suite\16\Migrate\Software\Corel\ProgramName\16

The method described in this section can be used to deploy almost any registry key for the WordPerfect Office X6. Two common examples follow.

For best results, do not use this method to deploy file paths.

Shadow Cursor setting

The Shadow Cursor setting for WordPerfect is stored at the following location for each workstation user:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Corel\WordPerfect\16\Shadow Cursor

To deploy the same Shadow Cursor setting to each user, you must copy the value of theHKEY_CURRENT_USER registry key for that setting ("Shadow Cursor State"=setting) to the following HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE registry key for the server image:

'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Corel\Setup\WordPerfect Suite\16\Migrate\Software\Corel\'WordPerfect\16\Shadow Cursor

Open File home page

The Web Mode view of the Open file dialog box can be customized to use a specified folder as its home page. Users can specify this home page by clicking the Web mode icon in the Open file dialog box, browsing to the desired folder, and clicking Internet > Set home page. This homepage setting is stored as a value ("HomePageURL"="URL") of the following registry key for each user:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Corel\PerfectFit\16\Virtual Namespaces\:Internet

Specify the HomePageURL value for the following registry key for the server image:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Corel\Setup\WordPerfect Suite\16\Migrate\Software\Corel\PerfectFit\16\Virtual Namespaces\:Internet



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