WordStar Command Reference Table

Based on WordStar version 3.0 command set

NO-FILE COMMANDS    
     
Description Command Notes
     
Open Document file D  
Rename file E (^ KE)  
File directory on/off F (^ KF)  
Set help level H (^ JH)  
Changed logged disk L (^ KL)  
Run mailmerge (optional) M  
Open non-document N  
Copy file O (^ KO)  
Print file P (^ KP)  
Run program R  
Run SpellStar (optional) S  
Exit to operating system X  
Delete file Y (^ KJ)  
     
HELP MENUS    
     
Description Command Notes
     
Help menu ^ J  
Block menu ^ K  
Onscreen menu ^ O  
Print menu ^ P  
Quick menu ^ Q  
     
CURSOR MOVEMENT    
     
Description Command Notes
     
Right character ^ D  
Left character ^ S  
Up line ^ E  
Down line ^ X  
Right word ^ F  
Left word ^ A  
Tab right ^ I  
Top of screen ^ QE  
Bottom of screen ^ QX  
Beginning of file ^ QR  
End of file ^ QC  
Right end of line ^ QD  
Left side of screen ^ QS  
Block beginning ^ QB  
Block end ^ QK  
Find misspelling ^ QL  
Position before previous command ^ QP  
Start of last find/replace ^ QV  
To marker 0-9 ^ Q0-Q9  
     
SCROLLING    
     
Description Command Notes
     
Down line ^ W  
Up line ^ Z  
Up screenfull ^ C  
Down screenfull ^ R  
Continuous up scroll ^ QZ  
Continuous down scroll ^ QW  
     
BASIC EDITING COMMANDS    
     
Description Command Notes
     
Delete character ^ G  
Delete character left DEL also ^ H
Delete word right ^ T  
Delete line ^ Y  
Delete to end of line ^ QY  
Delete to beginning of line ^ Q DEL also ^ QT
Insert on/off ^ V  
Insert carriage return (blank line) ^ N  
Reform paragraph ^ B  
     
FORMATTING    
     
Description Command Notes
     
Paragraph tab ^ OG  
Variable tabbing on/off ^ OV  
Center line ^ OC  
Left margin set ^ OL  
Right margin set ^ OR  
Margin release ^ OX  
Set margins and tabs from file ^ OF  
Tab set ^ OI  
Tab clear ^ ON  
Justification on/off ^ OJ  
Line space setting ^ OS  
Page break display on/off ^ OP  
Ruler display on/off ^ OT  
Word wrap on/off ^ OW  
Print control display on/off ^ OD  
Hyphen help on/off ^ OH  
Soft hyphen entry on/off ^ OE  
     
FILE/BLOCK OPERATION    
     
Description Command Notes
     
Column mode on/off ^ KN  
Mark block beginning ^ KB  
Mark block end ^ KK  
Hide/display block ^ KH  
Copy block ^ KC  
Delete block ^ KY  
Move block ^ KV  
Write block to file ^ KW  
Set/hide marker 0-9 ^ K0-K9  
Read file into text ^ KR  
Copy file ^ KO  
Rename file ^ KE  
     
SEARCH & REPLACE    
     
Description Command Notes
     
Find string ^ QF  
Find & replace ^ QA  
Find/replace again ^ L  
     
SAVING FILES    
     
Description Command Notes
     
Save and resume ^ KS  
Save, done edit ^ KD  
Save, exit to operating system ^ KX  
Abandon edits ^ KQ  
     
PRINTER CONTROLS    
     
Description Command Notes
     
Alternate pitch (12cpi) ^ PA  
Boldface begin/end ^ PB  
Double strike begin/end ^ PD  
Non-breaking space ^ PO  
Overprint next character ^ PH  
Overprint next line ^ P RETURN  
Print pause ^ PC  
Ribbon color change ^ PY  
Standard pitch (10cpi) ^ PN  
Strikeout begin/end ^ PX  
Subscript begin/end ^ PV  
Superscript begin/end ^ PT  
Underscore begin/end ^ PS  
Phantom space ^ PF  
Phantom rubout ^ PG  
User printer controls ^ P Q, W, E, R  
     
MISCELLENEOUS COMMANDS    
     
Description Command Notes
     
Delete a file ^ KJ  
Interrupt ^ U  
Print a file ^ KP  
Set help level ^ JH  
Changed logged disk ^ KL  
File directory on/off ^ KF  
Repeat next command ^ QQ  
     
DOT COMMANDS    
     
Description Command Notes
     
Bidirectional print on/off .BP  
Microjustify on/off .UJ  
Page offset .PO  
Character width .CW  
Comment (not printed) .IG or ..  
Conditional page .CP  
Footing .FO  
Footing margin .FM  
Heading .HE  
Heading margin .HM  
Line height .LH  
Margin at bottom .MB  
Margin at top .MT  
New page .PA  
Omit page # .OP  
Page number .PN  
Page number column .PC  
Sub/superscript roll .SR  
Paper length .PL  
     
MAILMERGE DOT COMMANDS    
     
Description Command Notes
     
Data file .DF  
Read variables .RV  
Repeat .RP  
Set variable .SV  
Ask for variable value .AV  
Display message .DM  
Clear screen .CS  
File insert .FI  
Print-time line forming .PF  
Right margin .RM  
Left margin .LM  
Output justification .OJ  
Interpret input as justified .IJ  
     
CHARACTER PITCH    
     
Pitch in characters per inch (cpi) Command Notes
     
5
  .CW24  
6
  .CW20  
7
  .CW17  
8
  .CW15  
10
  .CW12 default
12
  .CW10  
15
  .CW 8  
20
  .CW 6  
24
  .CW 5  
30
  .CW 4  
     
LINE HEIGHTS    
     
Lines per inch Command Notes
     
2.0 .LH24  
2.4 .LH20  
2.6 .LH18  
3.0 .LH16  
4.0 .LH12  
4.8 .LH10  
5.3 .LH 9  
6.0 .LH 8 default
6.8 .LH 7  
8.0 .LH 6  
9.6 .LH 5  
     

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