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DataStar was originally an add-on program to WordStar whose purpose was specifically to expedite creating of the data files used for merge printing. This and other add-ons such as SpellStar a spell checker, were revolutionary features for personal computer users during the early-to-mid-1980s. Collectively, WordStar (word processing), DataStar/ReportStar (database management, a.k.a. InfoStar), and CalcStar (spreadsheet) comprised Starburst, the first-ever office suite of personal computer programs.
DataStar was based on Forms.
Platform: Apple II 64Kb RAM Disk 5.25 drive ,
Microsoft Z80 soft card, 80 Column Video Card (Videx VideoTerm), Video Monitor
OS: DOS 3.2 16 sector Disk 5.25
OS: DOS 3.3 13 sector Disk 5.25
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