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Can LibreOffice open WordStar files? [closed]

asked 2013-07-12 02:36:49 +0100

gyontef gravatar image

I have years of files in WordStar. Sometimes I need to read from the archive. Can LibreOffice do that?

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Closed for the following reason question is not relevant or outdated by Alex Kemp
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answered 2013-07-12 09:02:00 +0100

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Which WordStar file format do you have (.ws, .ws3, .ws4, .wsd, .wsw)? There is no WordStar import filter in LibreOffice. StarOffice (the pre-cursor to OpenOffice/LibreOffice) evidently did include a limited WordStar import filter. There are a few more details in this alternate forum thread about the WordStar format and methods for importing.

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@oweng - thanks for the very interesting information on the importance of ODT format in the alternative forum

ROSt52 gravatar imageROSt52 ( 2013-07-12 11:04:43 +0100 )edit
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answered 2013-07-12 21:08:41 +0100

horst gravatar image

You might check this website which offers converter for all Wordstar fomats.

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answered 2013-07-12 04:01:44 +0100

gyontef gravatar image

Thanks you for the suggestion. Unfortunately it led to "no entries."

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answered 2013-07-12 03:35:13 +0100

ROSt52 gravatar image

May I suggest you look into the help wiki: https://help.libreoffice.org/Special%3ASearch

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