If you want to reassign and WordStar Command Emulator commands back to their Word equivalents - yes, some people do want to! - you can do this through the keyboard customisation options in Microsoft Word. The information below applies to microsoft Word in general.

You can check and modify the key assignments as follows:

  • Click the File tab, then click Options.
  • In the Word Options screen click Customize Ribbon, and then just to the right of Keyboard shortcuts click Customize.
  • To view, add, remove, or modify a command, in the Customize Keyboard screen:
    • For the most of the WordStar commands, under Categories, select Macros, then under Commands, select the command you want to view or change, for example, select wsKB (WordStar Ctrl+K, B).
    • For basic and simple commands, under Categories, select All Commands, then under Commands, select the command you want to view or change, for example, select CharLeft (the Left Arrow key cursor movement).

The current keyboard shortcuts will be shown in the Current keys box (there can be multiple options). For the two examples above it will show ^KB for the wsKB macro, and for CharLeft it will show Left and ^S (two optional keyboard commands).

    • To add a new shortcut, click once in the Press new shortcut key box, and then type the new command you want to use, and then click the Assign button.

Note: If the keyboard shortcut is already assigned to a different command this command will be shown under the Current keys box.

  • To delete an unwanted keyboard shortcut, click on it in the Current keys list, and then click the Remove button.
  • Click Close, then click OK to go back to the Microsoft Word editing screen.