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   Pathagoras does not come in a WordPerfect® version. Click here for explanation.

   That said, there are quite a few ways that Pathagoras 'plays nice' with (and actually can automate) your WordPerfect documents.

Pathagoras let's you assign a folder of WordPerfect documents to a DropDown List. So, you can point and click in any WordPerfect document into your Word editing screen quickly and without navigation as if it were a native Word document. The 'how to' for this is shown further down this page.
Pathagoras lets you assign a folder of WordPerfect documents to a Pathagoras book. With that book, you can create a 'Clause Selection Screen' which displays all of the documents in that folder. Select and assemble one, several or all of the documents. The kicker: if the source WordPerfect document(s) contain plain-text [bracketed] variables, those variables will be usable in Pathagoras with no further editing.
Pathagoras can convert your WordPerfect documents en masse into Word documents. To do so, drop down the Pathagoras features menu and choose "Clause Creation Tools." Click the 'Conversion Tools' tab and then click  <Convert folder of WordPerfect files to Word>. You will be asked to navigate to the folder containing your WordPerfect documents. The conversion will take place automatically.

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You can easily take text from any WordPerfect document and convert it into a clause for use in your Pathagoras system. Simply copy it from, paste it into a blank Word document. Highlight it (or the desired part of it) and press <Alt-G>. This will activate TermWorks. From there you can add the text into any existing Pathagoras book.

  DropDown Lists with WordPerfect content:  

   Because Word can convert a WordPerfect® document into a Word document, so can Pathagoras. The trick to document assembly with WordPerfect documents is to use DropDown Lists as your gateway to your WordPerfect documents. (As a reminder, a DropDown Lists is an always on, always active listing of the content of a designated folder. You can assign any folder to one of up to 10 DropDown Lists. 'Content' includes WordPerfect documents.)

   Follow these steps to assign a folder containing WordPerfect documents to a DropDown List:

1.Click the DropDown Lists item in the Pathagoras features menu. The following screen (Figure 1) will appear:
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2.Click the "More Choices" option and Figure 2 will appear. Click the first option.
3.Follow the prompts to navigate to the folder containing the WordPerfect files. When there, select a single file (it doesn't matter which one -- it is the folder that is being registered, not the selected file -- and click 'Ok.'
4.Provide a name for the List. That is all there is to it. Now you can point and click your WordPerfect files into your document without having to ever navigate to the folder again.

   If you wish to select multiple items from the DropDown List, you can quickly convert the list to a Clause Selection Screen by selecting that entry from the 'below the line' options. See this link: WordPerfect Assembly

NOTE: While the source is WordPerfect, the text and the resulting document is Word.