The Template Macro (template.wmc) provided with WordStar for Windows 2.0 is not Y2K compliant.

The template macro program (template.wmc) only uses dates for its calender function. If you don't use the calender or use the date functions in template.wmc for your own macro programs these problems will not affect you.

Description of Y2K Problems


There is a new version of the template.wmc file that was corrected by Mark Fishman and tested from the early 1700s to 2049 by Philip Griffin-Allwood. The new version of template.wmc should be used to replace the one supplied with WordStar for Windows 2.0. The replacement file can be downloaded in the Zip file (7Kb)

Installing the corrected template

  1. Back-up the original template.wmc file from the C:\WSWIN\MACROS directory (folder).

  2. Download the file using the link above and save it in a temporary directory on your hard disk. Save a copy of this file in case you ever need to reinstall WordStar for Windows.

  3. Unzip the template.wmc file contained in the Zip archive and copy it into the C:\WSWIN\MACROS directory.