WordStar 4.00

Category: Office
Year: 1987
Manufacturer: WordStar International Incorporated
Localization: EN

Files to download

#3443Ws4.zip225.8 KB0xDBFAF2C4
#17780WordStar 4.0 disk images.zip1 MB0xF3D8534B

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On Thursday May 27, 2021 texas ranger said:

why does it say "can't find the WordStar to be installed"??

On Wednesday March 21, 2018 Gaime Zendor said:

some good wordstar training docs on internet archive
if you're a bit rusty or have never used it. Great program, glad to find it again, since most of my floppys have read errors these days.

On Wednesday November 23, 2016 nawa abdullah said:

thank you very much.
this software running well in
windows xp sp3.

On Sunday July 31, 2016 jaxx0rr said:

just use DOSBOX.. its free and works 100% with any Wordstar or any Dos software or Game for that matter

On Wednesday November 25, 2015 jesusfamiglietti said:

I remember when I was on college and all my homework was done with this program...

On Friday August 21, 2015 hetor vitor said:

muchas gracias. Voy a recordar muy viejos tiempos de la universidad ;-)

On Thursday April 23, 2015 M.Green said:

Annarita Guarnieri -- Have I got news for you....
Seek out vDOS, a new programme (October 2014) that will allow the installation and running of WordStar 4.0. I haven't used it yet myself, as I have only just downloaded it, but many people apparently have successfully. So it would seem to be the answer to a maiden's prayer, if like me you have thousands of WordStar files you were thinking you'd have to give up... Now it seems you don't have to -- what a relief!
For more info, try:
-- Good luck!

On Wednesday December 17, 2014 bigmac69 said:

Documents written in this version seem to be producing a gibberish output when they are saved an reopened.

On Friday November 14, 2014 M.Green said:

A journalist, I started off with WordStar 3.3, I think it was, using it on an Epson PX-8, with CP/M system, in 1984, and used it on that machine for the next five years, while also later using an Epson PC Portable (weighing 6.5Kgs!) with WordStar 3.45 for PC's. I only moved up to WordStar 4.0 in the early 2000's, and still use it for many "notes", mainly because it is more convenient, and because I already have an investment in THOUSANDS of WS files, so I can't give it/them up....
WordStar was a small, neat and efficient way of creating files that you mostly needed on your computer, rather than printed off, maybe. I can use STRIP.EXE to strip off the high bit, if I need to import the file as .txt, into a Windows programme like Word. But the biggest advantage was I can use DR.COM to order all the files in a directory, and very easily and quickly go down the screen, hit return, and see the file in plain text, even with the hi-bit, as Dr.Com allows for that.
I wish I could get hold of a copy of WS5, which apparently has no hi-bits, as that would be even more convenient -- but I have never found where to download it....
By the way, WordStar was on both the Epson PX-8 (much like a notebook, but they didn't call them that in those days) in 1985, when I took it to the summit of East Malaysia's 4,101m high Mt Kinabalu -- the first computer ever to reach that summit, the highest in Southeast Asia. I repeated the endeavour again in 1989, when I took the Epson PC Portable to the summit.
But never again -- it was tough!

On Sunday August 31, 2014 djukon said:

George R. R. Martin reported in 2014 he still used WordStar 4.0 on a DOS machine to write his novels.

On Saturday September 30, 2006 ancient creeper said:

This v4.00 set is missing the Dictionary .OVLs and can't do spel checks or thesaurus look-ups. Still great for opening those dusty .docs though.

On Sunday June 11, 2006 guest (guest) said:

One of the earliest and greatest word processing programs around in the late 1970's and very early 1980's. I used it under the operating system CP/M 2.2.