The WordStar Command Emulator closely replicates over 100 of WordStar for DOS keyboard commands, and in Word versions 97 through XP it also replicates the WordStar pull-down menus. Full details of the supported WordStar commands provided by the WordStar Command Emulator full and trial versions are listed in this section.
There isn't a WordStar macro to Word Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) converter. If you need your WordStar macros you'll need to rewrite them using VBA in Word.
If you need the WordStar dot commands you'll need to recreate their functions using Word formatting commands. You can save these in a template so they're ready each time you need that formatting.
The full list is here, and the list for the evaluation version is here. A comparison list is also available here.
This article lists all of the commands available in the full (registered) version of the WordStar Command Emulator version 1.4. The WordStar Command Emulator also customises the Word pull-down menus so that they closely follow the menus in WordStar 7.0d.
Read more: Command List (Full Version)
WordStar Command Details & Differences
Due to the very different ways that WordStar worked from the way that Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Word works it is inevitable that some WordStar commands provided by the WordStar Command Emulator are subtily different from the original WordStar implementation. These details and differences are explained in this section.
Using Commands from Word & Windows
The WordStar Command Emulator closely replicates many of WordStar 7.0d for DOS commands in Microsoft Word. Most of the equivalent Microsoft Word commands remain active. The Using Commands from Word & Windows section describes where these differ and how to use some WordStar commands in Microsoft Windows, and also how to re-map the Control key to its original position on your PC's keyboard, which is where the Caps Lock is currently located.
The WordStar Command Emulator replicates the WordStar for DOS 7.0d pull-down menu system. The Menu Differences section describes where and why the WordStar Command Emulator menus differ from those in the original WordStar 7.0d for DOS.
Ctrl & Caps Lock Keys
There are quite a few ways of doing this depending on which version of Microsoft Windows you are using. The articles here will outline these options. With recent versions of Microsoft Windows (2000, XP, Vista, and Windows 7) the Windows Registry edit option is the recommended method.