Does the Wordstar emulator work on Win10

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    Does the Wordstar emulator work on Win10


    Does the WordStar emulator work on Win10 with the latest MSWord?
    I know. It's ancient. But I'm old.
    Many thanks.
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    Interesting "Wordstar Emulator". DO you have any further info on what it is and how it works ?
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    Looking at this Supported Word Versions I would say no it won't.
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    The emulator recreates many of the keyboard commands from the last version of WordStar. They all use the control key and a letter. The handiest commands move the cursor around the screen using the ctrl key with a letter key. Much faster than a mouse or the cursor keys. To work the most efficiently, you need to swap the ctrl and caps lock keys. There used to be an app for that but I had to edit the registry. I'm using it now on Win7 but am in the middle of dumping my old computer. For more details go here: WordStar Emulator But be advised, I don't know if it will work, hence my question.
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  5. storageman's Avatar
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    Thanks for the links, I'll check them out.
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    The handiest commands move the cursor around the screen using the ctrl key ...
    If you cannot sort out that emulator then you could try Word's own keyboard shortcut combinations

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    [pasted from Word 2007 Help - I could not find an online link to this table but I'd bet that it exists somewhere in Microsoft Office help and training - Office Support]
    See Keyboard shortcuts for Microsoft Word on Windows - OfficeSupport

    I last used WordStar in 1983 but I would not be surprised if all these key combinations were the same in both applications.

    Denis
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    Yes, I used WS7 back then, too. Since then I've been able to use the commands my fingers learned, through many versions of Word, thanks to the emulator. As a writer who spends hours most days at the keyboard, it's been a blessing. Alas, apparently it ends with Win10.
    PS, Thanks for the commands.
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