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Name WordStar for MS-DOS Document
Version 5.0
Other names  
Identifiers Library of Congress Format Description Identifier:  fdd000552
Wikidata QID Identifier:  Q105856544
PUID:  x-fmt/205
Classification Word Processor
Description The WordStar format is the default proprietary plain text format for the word processing application of the same name. It was created in 1978 by MicroPro, originally for the CP/M operating system but later was used on other operating systems such as PC/MS-DOS. It was the first word processor to render the doument on screen as it would appear when printed. WordStar files often have the extension ws or ws follwed by their version number but it is also common for them to have no extension.
Orientation Text
Byte order  
Related file formats Is previous version of WordStar for MS-DOS Document (5.5)
Is subsequent version of WordStar for MS-DOS Document (4.0)
Technical Environment  
Supported until  
Format Risk  
Developed by MicroPro Inc
Supported by None.
Source Digital Preservation Department / The National Archives
Source date 02 Aug 2005
Source description  
Last updated 29 Jul 2022
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