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Since my laptop broke, I've been using my Dad's old macbook. I went to install Verbatim, and it says that the instillation was successful, yet when I look it's not there. Not in the applications folder, the desktop, nor any other folder I could think to search. Any help, Macs are not my area of expertise.

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Sadly, Microsoft Word for Mac '08 does not support Visual Basic macros, which Verbatim uses. Macros are when you assign a keyboard shortcut (ex. F9) to do something (ex. bold and underline the text of a card). For some reason, Microsoft removed the Visual Basic macro feature from Word '08, but reinstated it in Microsoft Word '11. If getting another laptop is not an option, I would recommend trying to get Microsoft Word '11 if at all possible. Best of luck.

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I don't need macros, on my old laptop I didn't have macros either (Microsoft Word Starter 10). What I do need is the Pocket/Heading/Block/Tag/Cite/Underline/Emphasis

And the navigation pane. No idea where to find that in this version either.

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Sorry, I thought that you were looking for the macros.
 
The navigation pane is not part of Verbatim, it is part of Microsoft Word itself.
 
Here is a way to get there.
 
http://grok.lsu.edu/article.aspx?articleid=7513
 
In terms of getting the "Pocket/Heading/Block/Tag/Cite/Underline/Emphasis," I don't know why that isn't working. I think the reason might be that your laptop is messing up because of the macros or lack thereof. I opened up Verbatim on my laptop and saved is as a Word document without macros and attached it, so try opening it up and seeing if it works.

 

If it does work, then I would recommend saving it as a Word template (.dotx) because then you can load it into all of your files.

VerbatimTemplate.docx

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I meant the ribbon or equivalent, introduced in 07 word.

 

Additionally, I already have a template I made on school computers, but when I tried to load the template onto the laptop the ribbon wasn't there

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Go to "view" at the top of the laptop, then "toolbars", then "Verbatimnormal", and a little toolbar should pop up.

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Go to "view" at the top of the laptop, then "toolbars", then "Verbatimnormal", and a little toolbar should pop up.

Well

View->Toolbars->Format

did bring up the "ribbon" menu. But since Verbatim won't install properly...ugh.

 

Well thanks, I found the two things I needed even if it's inefficient.

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It's important to know that Verbatim and all templates, in general, have gravitated to using native styles, rather than custom styles. You can recreate this by assigning an Alias to a current style, instead of creating a "new" style. This should also allow you to make Verbatim friendly docs in Google Docs or LibreOffice, for example, or really any generic text editor with Headings 1 - 4 (as the main/most important styles for making Verbatim and other templates work).

 

Guide for Open Paperless Project based templates: http://paperlessdebate.com/SitePages/Open%20Paperless%20Project.aspx

 

 

I think everyone should watch these videos if they use Verbatim:

OS X:

 

PC:

 

 

 

Here are defaults for these and default keystrokes that make you compatible with any Verbatim or Open Paperless Project templates I know of.

 

Pocket = Heading 1    CTRL-1

Hat = Heading 2         CTRL-2

Block = Heading 3      CTRL-3

Tag = Heading 4         CTRL-4

Underline =                CTRL-U

Paste Special =         Shift+Command+V    (this is slower than the macro, but brings up a dialogue box to paste unformatted text)

 

 

 

You can customize the keystrokes to the F1-12 keys by going: 

1. Select Tools ==> Customize Keyboard

2. Select the appropriate category on the left and select the right command (Probably Styles and Heading 1 - Heading 4, for example)

3. Assign a new keyboard shortcut (F4 - Heading 1/Pocket)

4. Click o.k. twice

5. Repeat for the functions you have/need

 

F2 – Paste Unformatted
F3 – Remove Returns
F4 – Pocket
F5 – Hat
F6 – Block
F7 – Tag
F8 – Cite
F9 – Underline
F10 – Emphasis
F11 – Highlight
F12 – Clear Formatting

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