In the montage, you can convert marker “types” either by left clicking on each marker in the MARKERS tab, or there is an option to “Convert Marker Types” for more of a batch conversion process to do many markers at one time. I suggest changing all the markers to CD Track Splice Markers except the very first marker, and the very last marker.
For true DDP/CD conformity, I always make sure the very first marker is a CD Track Start Marker, and the very last marker is a CD Track End Marker. Even if you don’t plan to make a CD or DDP, it helps to do this if you need to generate a PQ Audio CD Report.
Anyway, watch this quick video I made about how to easily change the marker types, either manually for each one, or by bringing up the window to “Convert Marker Types” which gives you a variety of options:
From there, you just make your Render Source settings to be:
Then you can render a WAV/mp3/AAC etc. of each CD track in one command from the montage. Use the Naming Scheme to apply a numerical prefix to each file or whatever else you want. Otherwise, the file names are based on the marker name only.
For the 2nd question about saving a montage, as silly as this sounds, I don’t have an answer for you because I never use WPR files. I have the File Tab hidden so anytime I try to save a montage it just saves a .mon montage file, easy.
My guess is that to save the .mon file, you may have to first click in the montage window to focus the montage and maybe that will trigger WL to save as .mon instead of a WPR file.