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Introduction

This page lists Y2K issues with WordStar for DOS.

Note: All information is given in good faith. You should make your own checks and assure yourself that your software and hardware are compliant. Links may have changed or expired since this information was first collated.

What Y2K problems does WordStar DOS have?

WordStar 7

No known problems with WordStar itself. However, maillist uses a two digit year so if you use that you may have some problems.

WordStar 7 (Textbook Edition)

No known problems.

WordStar 6

WordStar 6 doesn't use the date for anything except the macro that prints the date, and it gets that from the computer. If your computer and operating system are Y2K-compliant, then WordStar 6 should be fine.

WordStar 5.5

WS5 should continue to work as long as the rest of your computer is Y2K compliant. There is nothing inherent in a WS5 text file that would create problems. The only that may cause a problem is dates used in Headers and Footers to denote when you printed a file, and that's only if you use the long form, Month Day, 19XX as it will say 1900. If you use MM/DD/YY it will happily show 00 for the year.

WordStar 4

No known problems.

WordStar 4 Pro

No known problems.

WordStar 3

WS3 should continue to work as long as the rest of your computer is Y2K compliant.

WordStar 2000

Not known.

WordStar (CP/M Versions)

Not known.