On 5/28/21 11:29 PM, Lawrence Wilkinson via cctalk wrote:
On 29/05/21 2:40 am, Fred Cisin via cctech wrote:
Wordstar had some "drivers" for
I kinda doubt that there are practical Windoze drivers.
Yes. I seem to recall that Wordstar had fairly sophisticated support for
printers, though you would probably still have to configure the basic
Escape sequences unless you're lucky enough to find the set for your
CP/M Wordstar 3.3 could do proportional spacing, but it was broken as
released. For a few bucks, a third party would send patches and
directions for use. Believe it or not, I still have that stuff.
Wordstar 4.0 for CP/M-80 was much improved; I suspect it was altogether
new code (possibly from New word?). I have that one also, still in the box.
When MSDOS rolled around, the game for WS changed dramatically. I think
that it went as far as WS 7 (I think I have an unopened box of that
too). The problem was that the competition (Word Perfect, then MS Word)
was just so much more capable.
I used Wordstar for a long time, starting with version 0.90. I briefly
moved sideways to Wordstar 2000. Not a bad product, but totally unlike
standard WS, and too late to the party--I used it for documentation for
a few years.
I pretty much left the world of daisywheel printers when the first HP
Laserjet broke onto the scene. Beautiful output--and so much faster