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In WordPerfect Office X4 Essential Training, instructor David Rivers demonstrates the new and important features in each of the suite's applications. WordPerfect itself is explored in depth, with a focus on the flexibility and compatibility improvements in this version. David pays particular attention to working with long documents, understanding legal features, and sharing files with users of other office software. He explores the suite's other applications in equal depth: Quattro Pro, for creating spreadsheets; Presentations, for making slideshows; Visual Intelligence, for analyzing and presenting data; Lightning, for taking web-connected notes; MAIL; online services; and more. Exercise files accompany the course.
In the last couple of lessons we've been using WordPerfect Lightening to set up a folder, structure, create new content in those folders, even drag existing content into those folders. So if you've been following along you'll be able to follow along in this lesson too, where we start to view the contents of our WordPerfect Lightening folders. So we've got different kinds of documents in our Documents folder. We've got a Word document, a WordPerfect document, a PDF. We've also got down below in our Notes section actual notes that we created using WordPerfect Lightening.
We've even got an image down here in the Images folder. So what happens when we want to view these documents. Well, let's start with our Microsoft Word document. So with Company Overview selected, let's double click to open it up and see what happens. You can see it's busy thinking here and because this is a Microsoft Word document let's see what opens up to display this document. It's something called the Lightening Viewer and the Viewer is really cool because it allows you to view all different kinds of documents, maybe it's a PDF, maybe it's a Word document.
You can see I've got some options here for opening other files, saving this to the Notebook. It's already in the Notebook, I can print it from here. I can do copying. I can take snapshots from this document and use them in other documents. It's kind of cool, and that's all inside the Lightening Viewer. So even though this is a Microsoft Word document, I see it exactly the way it would appear here in my Viewer and I close up the Viewer and back to WordPerfect Lightening. Let's try this PDF. We know normally if we double click a PDF, for example in Windows Explorer, the Adobe Reader application opens up.
If I double click a PDF document here in WordPerfect Lightening guess what's going to open. You've got it. It's our Viewer again. So you don't even need Adobe Reader. With Lightening Viewer you can view different kinds of documents including PDFs. You can see I've got all those same options up here for saving this if I wanted to. By clicking the dropdown I can save it to the Notebook, that's already there. Save it to a Word processor, or send it directly to a mail recipient from here and save as a different format if I wanted to with Save As. I can print it from here, take snapshots, etcetera.
So I'm going to close this up and let's try our JPEG image down here. In our Images folder we've got one. When we double click it this one opens up in the Lightening notes because we created a new note out of a snapshot. So even though this looks like the JPEG image it's not open up in Viewer. It's open up in notes. We know we can create snapshots and create notes out of this but we just drag this image over into our Images folder. It works just like a note when you create one. So another way to view our documents.
Let's try our WordPerfect document now, Hello from Hawaii, I double click this. Because it's a WordPerfect document you might think it's going to open up in WordPerfect. It takes a second but there is our Lightening Viewer again. So many different formats can be viewed in WordPerfect Lightening using the Lightening Viewer. Again I close that one up and return back to Lightening. So it's kind of handy to have this setup because we've got everything organized where we needed in our Notebook here and then to view those documents we can go right to the document itself, double click and know that we'll be able to view it whether or not we have Microsoft Word, whether or not we have Adobe Reader or even WordPerfect for that matter.
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