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.