Classic Computer Magazine Archive CREATIVE COMPUTING VOL. 9, NO. 12 / DECEMBER 1983 / PAGE 335

WordStar with style. (book reviews) Stephen Arrants.

WordStar with Style

At last we have a book that not only tries to decipher WordStar, but actually succeeds. WordStar with Style by Roger B. White, Jr. goes right to the heart of the question "If WordStar is so good, why do so many people hate it?'

There are extensive examples of how to use the different functions of WordStar and why they work as they do. Chapter two alone is worth the price of the book. Command usage is the main stumbling block to using WordStar. It looks so complicated that many people smile at the screen and boot a game. White explains the 20% of commands that you will use 80% of the time. If you use WordStar or are thinking about using it, this book will make the process easier. A chapter on different applications includes sample word processing tasks. Help with form letters, reforming text, and using WordStar in different situations round out this fine book. If you have ever been afraid of WordStar, try this book. $14.95 from Reston Publishing.

Review Grade: B