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Can I open my old WordStar files?

PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 12:27 am
by gyontef
I am brand new to OpenOffice. I have been using word processing since Wordstar with CP/M, on a Kaypro. I have many years of Wordstar files that I need to access occasionally. In Ms Word there is a conversion that will allow Word to open Wordstar files. Is there any such animal with OpenOffice?


Moved to the Beginners forum, no one would have seen your post tucked away at the back of an old thread. I also changed the title. A descriptive title for posts helps others who are searching for solutions and increases the chances of a reply. (TheGurkha, Moderator).

Re: Can I open my old WordStar files?

PostPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2009 3:42 pm
by TheGurkha
bump.

Re: Can I open my old WordStar files?

PostPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2009 4:29 pm
by RoryOF
Details of assorted WordStar to other format converters are given at
http://www.wordstar.org/wordstar/pages/convert_faq.htm

Re: Can I open my old WordStar files?

PostPosted: Thu Jul 16, 2009 10:23 pm
by PGAGA
July 16 2009

gyontef wrote:I am brand new to OpenOffice. I have been using word processing since Wordstar with CP/M, on a Kaypro. I have many years of Wordstar files that I need to access occasionally. In Ms Word there is a conversion that will allow Word to open Wordstar files. Is there any such animal with OpenOffice?


You did not state the the platform which you are using, but I am assuming it is Windows. The branch of OOo which opens WordStar files is StarOffice 5.2 to 8. SO7 may still be available at this address:

http://legacy.avanquest.fr/ABSOFT/produ ... so0506.cfm

If you are using WordStar 7, it comes with a mass conversion tool to convert WS files to RTF, which OOo can open.

The current WS compatible Word Processor is Write & Set (www.writeandset.com). It also saves open files as RTF.

Phil