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Which Versions of WordStar Have You Used?

WordStar for CP/M
4 (11.1%)
WordStar for DOS 2
2 (5.6%)
WordStar for DOS 3
3 (8.3%)
WordStar for DOS 4
4 (11.1%)
WordStar for DOS 5
3 (8.3%)
WordStar for DOS 6
5 (13.9%)
WordStar for DOS 7
3 (8.3%)
WordStar 2000 (all versions
3 (8.3%)
MicroPro Esay (Extra)
1 (2.8%)
NewWord (all versions)
0 (0%)
WordStar Express
0 (0%)
WordStar 1512
0 (0%)
WordStar Legacy
0 (0%)
WordStar for Windows 1 & 1.1
1 (2.8%)
WordStar for Windows 1.5
1 (2.8%)
WordStar for Windows 2
2 (5.6%)
WordStar Personal Writer
2 (5.6%)
Xoom WordPro
2 (5.6%)

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Which Versions of WordStar Have You Used?
« on: April 28, 2007, 03:34:15 AM »
Here we have most of the main WordStar releases. How many of these have you used? If There's something missing from the list let me know and I can add it.
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Re: Which Versions of WordStar Have You Used?
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2007, 12:12:57 AM »
At one stage, many years ago, I was using the shareware Galaxy word processor, which, IIRC could read and write WS4 compatible files.

Does this qualify as a WS version?

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Re: Which Versions of WordStar Have You Used?
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2007, 12:43:34 AM »
Did it have WordStar-like commands? I think that this is the determining factor, parhaps moreso than the file format, otherwise you could include Microsoft Word in the list.

I've opened up another topic in the DOS WordStar discussion asking about WordStar clones. One of my long term projects for the site was to go through as many of the freeware and shareware editors that claimed to be wordstar-like or wordstar compatable and to list them with basic details and download links. Whether I'll ever get around to this I don't know - any volunteers to do this?

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Re: Which Versions of WordStar Have You Used?
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2007, 02:03:15 AM »
> Did it have WordStar-like commands?

IIRC, it did.

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Re: Which Versions of WordStar Have You Used?
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2007, 07:44:29 AM »
Saturday 05 May 2007

This is nostalgia time.  I have Galaxy Lite on my Warp system.  It has some WS key mapping and reads the WS3 file format.  It differed in that it could handle IBM extended character sets.  I never played with it enough to know if this meant that it was compatible with WS4.

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Re: Which Versions of WordStar Have You Used?
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2009, 10:39:40 AM »
Oops!

I think I may have checked one of the wrong versions, my memory is so hazy now.

Was there a Wordstar 4 for CP/M?  That was really sort of a repackaged New Word?

I think that's the WordStar 4 that I used to use, not the WordStar 4 for DOS that I checked on the poll.

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Re: Which Versions of WordStar Have You Used?
« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2009, 03:53:41 PM »
January 09 2009

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Was there a Wordstar 4 for CP/M?  That was really sort of a repackaged New Word?

Yes.  WordStar International bought NewWord and tweaked it as WS4.  It was released in CP/M and DOS.  I have WS4 for CP/M running in an emulator on an iMac as I type this.

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Re: Which Versions of WordStar Have You Used?
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2009, 07:50:08 AM »
I have used WordStar under CP/M and WordStar 2000 under MS-DOS and various Windows (also under DOSBox for later Windows versions).

BTW, I do not see how I am supposed to reply to the poll in a way that updates the statistics.  Am I missing an icon?

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Re: Which Versions of WordStar Have You Used?
« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2009, 03:55:02 AM »
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Re: Which Versions of WordStar Have You Used?
« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2009, 03:11:48 AM »
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No.

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I've just changed the poll settings so you can now modify your choices.

The results of any change should be displayed immediately after you save your choices. If they don't show try refreshing your browser in case it's looking at a cached page."

How do I make choices in the first place?  There was nothing that I could see to do this.  Is there a requirement for JavaScript or cookies?

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Re: Which Versions of WordStar Have You Used?
« Reply #10 on: January 26, 2009, 01:14:48 AM »
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