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Word Perfect keyboard file - allows Wordstar commands to be used in Word Perfect. Great for Wordstar users who want to use Word Perfect!.
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Word Perfect keyboard file – allows Wordstar commands to be used in Word Perfect. Great for Wordstar users who want to use Word Perfect!.
File Name File Size Zip Size Zip Type
WPWSTAR.DOC 5679 2446 deflated
WPWSTAR.HLP 2390 989 deflated
WPWSTAR.WP 6968 2910 deflated
WPWSTAR.WPK 11256 3514 deflated

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Contents of the WPWSTAR.DOC file

WordStar Keyboard Definition for WordPerfect Version 5.0
Copyright 1988 John D. Falconer

This WordPerfect 5.0 keyboard definition attempts to mimic most of the
keystrokes used by MicroPro International's WordStar 4.0. It is written by
a die-hard WordStar user who often needs to use WordPerfect at his customer's
sites. When this keyboard definition is in effect, most document creation
and editing can be done exactly as if you were using WordStar. No attempt
has been made in this version to support WordStar's dot commands. This
definition and its associated help file are copyrighted works; however they
may be freely used for private, non-commercial purposes. If you intend to
use these files for commercial purposes or in a commercial environment,
please contact the author at the address listed herein. There is no warranty
as to the suitability of these works for any purpose. They are provided as
is.To use these files:

1) Copy both the WPWSTAR.WPK (the keyboard definition) and WPWSTAR.HLP
(the help screen) to the directory containing your WordPerfect system files
(usually C:\WP50).

2) Start WordPerfect and press (Setup). Press to select
keyboard definition and move the highlight cursor with the arrow keys to
point to the name WPWSTAR. With the cursor pointing to WPWSTAR, press <1>
(the number 1 on the top row of standard keys).

3) Press (Exit) and return to the WordPerfect main editing screen.

The WordStar emulation will now be in effect. Press <^J> (the Control
key plus the letter J) to see a help screen which displays the supported
keystrokes. This screen is duplicated here for reference:

WP 5.0 WordStar Keystrokes
Cursor Movement Delete Operations
cursor up ^E page up ^R del char ^G del to bol ^QDel
cursor down ^X page down ^C del right word ^T del to eol ^QY
cursor left ^S word left ^A del line ^Y
cursor right ^D word right ^F File Operations
beg line ^QS beg file ^QR retrieve docmt ^KR name & save ^KN
end line ^QD end file ^QC save/done ^KD quit file ^KQ
beg scrn ^QE beg block ^QB save file ^KS read in text ^KI
end scrn ^QX save/exit ^KX write out text ^KO
Miscellaneous Block Operations
find string ^QF insert line ^N copy block ^KC mark blk beg ^KB
find/replace ^QA tgl insert ^V move block ^KV toggle block ^KH
find again ^L hyphenation ^OH delete block ^KY write block ^KW
left indent ^OG justification ^OJ Print Operations
left margin ^OL line spacing ^OS bold ^PB strikeout ^PX
right margin ^OR margin rel ^OX underline ^PS italic ^PY
center text ^OC undo deletion ^U subscript ^PV
Window Operations superscript ^PT 10 pitch ^PN
open window ^OW close window ^OK shadow ^PD 12 pitch ^PA
next window ^ON
v1.0 Copyright 1988 John D. Falconer

Both single-character and double-character commands are supported. The
prefix keys of the double-character commands are:

^K - Block and File operations
^O - On screen operations
^Q - Quick operations
^P - Print control operations.

When any of the above keys are pressed from WordPerfect's main editing
screen, the prompt "-More-" will appear at the bottom left of the screen,
reminding you to enter the next character of the two-character sequence which
makes up a WordStar command. If you have not entered the second character
within one second, the "-More-" prompt will be replaced by a prompt
indicating which keys may be pressed to complete the command. At the ^Q
submenu, two lines of key prompts are available. Press (the question
mark key) to toggle between them.

You may abandon a double-character command by pressing (the escape
key) instead of another second key.

A significant difference between WordPerfect and WordStar is the way in
which blocks are marked and processed. WordStar users will be familiar with
the <^KB> (mark block beginning) and <^KK> (mark block end). WordPerfect
"anchors" its block at the cursor point when block marking is done. With
this definition, the anchor point is designated with <^KB>, there is no need
for a block-end marker. After marking the anchor-point for a block, use the
cursor movement keys to highlight the text you wish to process, then press
<^KC>, <^KV>, <^KY>, <^KW> to copy, move, delete, or write the marked block.
The <^KH> function which WordStar provides to hide or reveal a block is
supported with this definition.

Single character commands are as shown on the help screen. The
following commands are not WordStar re-mappings but should be appreciated by
most people who are not daily WordPerfect users:

- call up the WordPerfect help system
- issue the WordPerfect Escape key
- issue the WordPerfect Cancel key.

Thanks, suggestions and inquiries may be directed to:

John D. Falconer
Taza Data Services
P.O. Box 4020,
Alameda, CA 94501


Compuserve - 72435,1617

WordPerfect is a trademark of WordPerfect Corporation.
WordStar is a trademark of MicroPro International.

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