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bruno buys 08-11-2006 11:53 AM

how to convert wordstar files?
any ideas on how to convert wordstar files to something current?

michaelk 08-11-2006 12:28 PM

Here is some info that might help.

I do not know if openoffice writer can import wordstar files.

mpetrie 02-22-2007 08:38 PM


Originally Posted by michaelk
I do not know if openoffice writer can import wordstar files.

It can't because it doesn't include import/export filters - you'll need Star Office, which does include these extras.

Alternatively, if you've got dosemu running, there are numerous DOS based converters, including Star Exchange should you still have WordStar 5-7 or 2000 kicking around; or if you've got wine, you could try one of the Windows based converters such as the HABiT WordStar Converter. These converters are all available from that conversion FAQ.


EquisTango 02-23-2012 03:02 PM

It's late but I'll leave this here for future reference:

I was able to compile WSRTF from with little modifications. Here's how to:

1) Download and unzip WSRTF.ZIP from the above page.
2) Open WSRTF.C with a text editor and add the word "int" at the beginning of lines 48, 64 and 112. Here are the resulting lines 48, 64 and 112:
int jumpOut() {
int jumpLine() {
int main(int argc, char *argv[]) {
3) Build it, with the following command:
gcc -o wsrtf WSRTF.c
It will give some warnings, but stil compile.
4) Convert your files using the wsrtf command.

Hope it helps.

sundialsvcs 02-23-2012 04:53 PM

Why wouldn't you want to just keep running WordStar? Best dammed word-processor ever made. :D

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