Using startup switches

You can start Quattro Pro using a startup switch. Some of these switches are for your convenience, but others may be necessary to run Quattro Pro on your particular system. You can also set permanent startup switches for Quattro Pro from both the Start menu and a desktop icon.

The following startup switches are available:

Switch
Function
/d
Developer mode — This is for use by end users (for example, type qpw15.exe /d). For information about working in Developer mode, see “Working in Developer mode.”
/s
No password box — This command lets you open a password-protected file without using the password dialog box (for example, type qpw15.exe /spassword c:\myfiles\filename.qpw).
/n
No splash screen — This starts Quattro Pro without displaying the splash screen (for example, type qpw15.exe /n).
/r1
Repair damaged files — This repairs a file by removing all of the objects. Typically, corrupted objects are the cause of a damaged file (for example, type qpw15.exe /r1[path of damaged file]). After a damaged file has been opened using the /r1 switch, Quattro Pro returns to normal mode to allow you to save objects in the file again. Note that if you open Quattro Pro with the /r1 switch but without the path of a damaged file Quattro Pro will remain in repair mode until you exit the application.
/r2
Repair damaged files — This repairs a file by removing all of the objects and formulas. This should be used if /r1 does not work (for example, type qpw15.exe /r2[path of damaged file]). After a damaged file has been opened using the /r2 switch, Quattro Pro returns to normal mode to allow you to save objects and formulas in the file again. Note that if you open Quattro Pro with the /r2 switch but without the path of a damaged file Quattro Pro will remain in repair mode until you exit the application.
/wrr
Workgroups repair review — If a system failure occurs while you are reviewing a shared notebook, the file still indicates that a review is taking place. As a result, no other user can save their changes or start a review. To prevent the file from being permanently locked up, the startup switch /wrr frees the file from the Review mode. /wrr must be followed by the filename (for example, type qpw15.exe /wrr[path of shared notebook]).
/wru
Workgroups repair user info — If a system failure occurs while editing a shared notebook, the file still indicates that the notebook is being used. As a result, a review cannot be started (as long as any other user is editing the notebook). To prevent the file from being permanently locked up, the startup switch /wru resets the User to non-editing mode. /wru must be followed by the filename and the user name (for example, type qpw15.exe /wru[path of shared notebook] [user name]).


To start Quattro Pro using a startup switch

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Click Start on the Windows taskbar, and click Run.
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In the Open list box, type the Quattro Pro command with its path, followed by a space and the startup switch.
For example, type qpw15.exe /d.

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If a path contains spaces, enclose it with quotation marks. For example, to open a file called topsecurity.qpw that you have saved in the folder my personal files with the password SESAME, type qpw15.exe /sSESAME “C:\my personal files\topsecurity.qpw”.

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You can use more than one startup switch by adding a space between each parameter.

To set a permanent startup switch from the Start menu

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Right-click Start on the Windows taskbar, and click Open.
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Choose the drive and folder where the WordPerfect Office folder is stored.
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Double-click the folder.
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Right-click the Quattro Pro program icon, and click Properties.
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Click the Shortcut tab.
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In the Target box, append the startup switch to the path.

Wordperfect Quattro Pro note Using startup switches

 
If a path contains spaces, enclose it with quotation marks. For example, to open a file called topsecurity.qpw that you have saved in the folder my personal files with the password SESAME, type qpw15.exe /sSESAME “C:\my personal files\topsecurity.qpw”.

Wordperfect Quattro Pro tip Using startup switches

 
You can use more than one startup switch by adding a space between each parameter.

To set a permanent startup switch from a desktop icon

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Right-click the Quattro Pro icon on your desktop, and click Properties.
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Click the Shortcut tab.
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In the Target box, append the startup switch to the path.

Wordperfect Quattro Pro note Using startup switches

 
If a path contains spaces, enclose it with quotation marks. For example, to open a file called topsecurity.qpw that you have saved in the folder my personal files with the password SESAME, type qpw15.exe /sSESAME “C:\my personal files\topsecurity.qpw”.

Wordperfect Quattro Pro tip Using startup switches

 
You can use more than one startup switch by adding a space between each parameter.

Using startup switches