Viewing documents in Corel WordPerfect Lightning

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Viewing documents in Corel WordPerfect Lightning

Do you need to access documents in a variety of file formats? Do you find opening PDF, Microsoft® Word, and WordPerfect® documents — using different applications and viewers for each format — more of a pain than it should be? Corel® WordPerfect® Lightning™ solves this problem.

The Viewer in Corel WordPerfect Lightning provides one place to view the document types you use most. Not only does this simplify how you operate; it's specifically designed for what you do most with documents: Reading on screen, printing, and saving.

You can also easily make Corel WordPerfect Lightning your default viewer for WordPerfect, Microsoft Word, and PDF files.

To view a document

  1. From either the Viewer or the Navigator, click the Open button insert  on the toolbar.
  2. Choose the folder where the document is stored.
  3. Choose a file type from the Files of type list.
  4. Choose a file.
  5. Click Open.

To make Corel WordPerfect Lightning the default document viewer

  1. In Windows® Explorer, right-click a WordPerfect, Microsoft Word, or PDF file and select Open With > Choose Program.
  2. In the Programs list, choose WordPerfect Lightning.
  3. Enable the Always use the selected program to open this kind of file check box.
  4. Click OK. 
    Repeat steps 1 to 4 for each document type that you want to open with Corel WordPerfect Lightning.


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