Q195128: WD97: Converting WordStar 7.0 Files to Word for Windows Format
Article: Q195128 Product(s): Word 97 for Windows Version(s): WINDOWS:97 Operating System(s): Keyword(s): kbdta kbconversion winword word97 Last Modified: 14-NOV-2000 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The information in this article applies to: - Microsoft Word 97 for Windows ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- SUMMARY ======= WordStar versions 5.0, 5.5, 6.0, and 7.0 share the same file format; however, with each new version, additional features were added to the format. WordStar 4.0 has a different file format from WordStar 5.0, 5.5, 6.0, and 7.0. Microsoft Word 97 supports WordStar 3.3, 3.5, 4.0, 5.0, 5.5, 6.0, and 7.0 file formats. Word versions 7.0 and later also support importing WordStar 1.0 and 2.0 for Windows documents. For additional information about obtaining the WordStar supplemental converter for use with Word 97, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: Q212265 WD: Additional Text Converters and Image Filters Available in Microsoft Office Converter Pack MORE INFORMATION ================ New WordStar 7.0 features: - Macros: WordStar 7.0 has a new macro system, which includes the following capabilities: - You can record a macro. - You can use the Basic-like macro language to create and edit macros to perform complex functions. And you can use the Single Step command to run a macro step-by-step for easy debugging. - You can run a macro using a hot key or the Play command. - Integrated graphics conversion: WordStar converts the graphic into a .pix file format when you open a graphic in WordStar. - Fax support: You can use a new command to create .pcx fax files. - Windows Clipboard support: You can copy blocks of text up to 64 KB to and from the Microsoft Windows Clipboard. - Mouse support: You can use a mouse in WordStar 7.0. - EMS support: WordStar uses expanded memory (EMS) when it's available. You can set the level of EMS support using WSCHANGE (CC2G). When sufficient EMS is available, you can now run Preview, Inset, the thesaurus, or background printing when you have two windows open. - New screen design: Redesigned pull-down menus, New Editing screen with style bar the mouse can change, vertical scroll bar, and so on. - Hide Dot commands: Toggle command tags on and off (like the Word Show All feature). - Print and Print Merge printing: The Print option allows you to choose between printing and merge printing when you print a file. - Write a block to ASCII: You can choose to copy a block of text when you select Edit, Copy, To Another File in ASCII format. - Re-mark or unmark a block: This feature marks the block that was marked before you marked the current one. - Improved support for colors and shading: The list of colors or shades that appears shows correct choices for your printer. - Preview improvements: Preview supports for more monitors and video modes. - Improved paper bin support: Paper bins supported by your printer are listed. - Go to a style tag: Go to the next paragraph style tag. - Support for many new printers: Support for more than 550 printers. - More WSCHANGE options. New WSCHANGE options have been added. - TelMerge improvements: TelMerge supports the COM3 and COM4 ports on most systems. - Star Exchange improvements: Also available are several new capabilities and support of additional file formats (dBASE IV, Lotus 1-2-3 version 3.0, and Apple Macintosh format). The third-party products discussed here are manufactured by vendors independent of Microsoft; we make no warranty, implied or otherwise, regarding these products' performance or reliability. REFERENCES ========== "WordStar for DOS User Guide," pages xiv-xix and 2-5. Additional query words: conv wordstar.cnv convert converted converts conversion translate translated translates translation transfer transferred transfers transferring open opening ====================================================================== Keywords : kbdta kbconversion winword word97 Technology : kbWordSearch kbWord97 kbWord97Search kbZNotKeyword2 Version : WINDOWS:97 Issue type : kbinfo =============================================================================
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