com), which is still on the market, and WordStar, which isn't, as well as older versions of Word.
What does WS stand for?
WS stands for WordStar
This definition appears very frequently and is found in the following Acronym Finder categories:
- Information technology (IT) and computers
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- Wintersemester (German: winter semester)
- Wire Send
- Wisselstroom (Dutch: Alternating Current)
- Women in Science
- Women's Studies
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Even the computer itself didn't become a personal computer until WordStar and Dan Bricklin's Visi-Calc spreadsheet in the '70s made those truly unimpressive green screens useful for average folks.
My father has been successfully churning out documents in WordStar on his Amstrad running DOS for the last 12 years.
It worked for me, I had lots of merge capabilities with the WordStar "dot commands," I had already memorized key combinations (such as CTRL-K-B, to begin a block of text), and I just did not want to give up those hard-won capabilities.
Mergers don't get more complicated than this one: Spinnaker Software (which just wrapped up its own acquisition of Power Up), plus WordStar (whose most recent acquisitions included ZSoft and T/Maker's WriteNow word processor), plus SoftKey, an obscure Canadian publisher whose products range from high-end tax preparation and CASE programs to dozens of quasi-shareware titles that SoftKey distributes through mass-merchandising channels.
For example, a report prepared in WordStar isn't readable in WordPerfect or MultiMate.