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Introduction

The Learning Company has disbanded its ftp support site and has asked that the files that used to be provided are now hosted here.

Note: The downloads are not currently available but will be added again as soon as possible. If you need a particular file from those listed here please leave a request on the discussion forum

If the file contains references to a specific version of WordStar, that has been noted in the table. However, it is your own responsibility to check applicability.

See below for general instructions on the use of these files. The files are listed in alphabetical order.

Note: file sizes are approximate.

TLC Support Downloads

CMPRDEMO.EXE

Self-extracting Zip file (974Kb)
A WordStar for Windows 1.0 features presentation. This file forms the main part of the presentation. CMPRDEMO.EXE, along with the files README.1ST and INSTALL.BAT, detailed below are collated together in the complete presentation zip archive, WSW-DEMO.EXE. As the CMPRDEMO.EXE file forms part of the WSW-DEMO.EXE presentation it is no longer available separately.

DEFAULTP.TXT

Text file (1Kb)
Basic instructions for choosing a default printer in WordStar for Windows 1.0, the instructions can easily be adapted to later versions.

DRFTEDIT.TXT

Text file (1Kb)
Editing Text in WordStar for Windows 1.0-1.5 with the Draft Editor. Provides tips on viewing different style tags.

ENVHP520.EXE

Self-extracting Zip file (28.7Kb)
Hewlett-Packard DeskJet 520 envelope template and example document.

FILTERS.EXE

Self-extracting Zip file (83.1Kb)
Replacements for some of the filters that were supplied with WordStar for Windows 1.5. To use, copy the FILTERS.EXE file into the WSWIN directory and double-click on it. Answer Yes when asked if you want to overwrite the existing versions.

FIXDOC.EXE

Self-extracting Zip file (21.2Kb)
Contains the FIXDOC.WMC macro utility. This can be used to recover some damaged WordStar 2.0 documents. Because documents vary in size and style, the macro may not recover everything and some formatting may be lost.

To use, copy the FIXDOC.EXE file into the WSWIN\MACROS directory and double-click on it to extract the README.TXT and FIXDOC.WMC files. Run the macro from the Macros menu in WordStar for Windows.

HPPAINT.EXE

Self-extracting Zip file (729Kb)
HPPAINT.EXE contains the set-up files for the HP PaintJet Series Printer Driver 1.2 for Microsoft Windows 3.0.

To use, copy the HPPAINT.EXE file into a new folder on your PC and double-click it to expand the files. Install the driver using the standard Windows Control Panel | Printers | Add Printer.

INSTALL.BAT

Text Batch file (1.6Kb)
One of the files from the WordStar for Windows 1.0 presentation detailed below WSW-DEMO.EXE. As the file forms part of the presentation it is no longer available separately.

KBDDRV.EXE

Self-extracting Zip file (21Kb)
This driver is a replacement for Windows Keyboard.drv. This version allows key switchers like WordStar's Switch.com to be recognised by Windows. In other than Windows 3.x use at your own peril - but if it works, let me know.

LEGAL.EXE

Self-extracting Zip file (33Kb)
This file contains two templates and two text files that describe how to use the templates. The templates are for setting up "pleading" page sizes of 81"x11" and 81"x14".

To use, copy the file into the WSWIN\TEMPLATE directory and double-click on it to extract the included files. Read the Legal.txt and Letter.txt files for further instructions.

MGXPS.EXE

Self-extracting Zip file (112Kb)
Micrografx WordStar for Windows 1.0 PostScript printer driver. To use, copy the file into a temporary directory on your PC and double-click it to expand the files. Read the INSTALL.TXT file for instructions.

README.1ST

Text file (1Kb)
One of the files from the WordStar for Windows 1.0 presentation detailed below - WSW-DEMO.EXE. As the file forms part of the presentation it is no longer available separately.

WIN31GPF.TXT

Text file (5Kb)
General Protection Fault (GPF) check list for using WordStar for Windows With Microsoft Windows 3.1. If you experience Windows GPFs check suggestions given in this file.

WSW-DEMO.EXE

Self-extracting Zip file (980Kb)
This is a repeat of the CMPRDEMO.EXE files but with the README.1ST and INSTALL.BAT files above. These three files have not been made available separately here as they are all contained within the WSW-DEMO.EXE file.

To use, copy the WSW-DEMO.EXE file into a new folder on your PC and double-click it to expand the files. Read the README.1st text file for further instructions.

You may also just double-click on the CMPRDEMO.EXE file to expand the files within that zip archive, then run the presentation by double-clicking the SHOW.BAT file.

Use of the Files

After downloading any of these files:

  1. Copy them into a temporary directory (preferably an empty one).
  2. Expand the self extracting Zip archives by trying their name and then pressing, or by double-clicking on the file from within File Manager or Windows Explorer.
  3. Look for a readme.txt or similar file and follow the instructions there.

Note: If you extract the files directly into your WordStar directory you could overwrite existing files and stop WordStar for windows from working correctly!

BACKUP your WordStar for Windows directory and any configuration files BEFORE making changes that you may wish to undo later.