John wrote:
Probably right. I used WordStar back then and now, closing in on 30 years
later, it could still do something that modern word processors can't:

<< Select/copy/paste a rectangle of text.>>

A feature I found strangely convenient back then.

John -

I still find that occasionally useful, and [although you need to be a
contortionist] M$ Word can do that...

While simultaneously holding down the <Ctrl>, <Alt>, and Shift keys, you can
highlight a rectangle of text.

Then, with the rectangle highlighted, press Ctrl-C to copy it

(BTW, you CANNOT right-click on the highlighted rectangle - right-clicking
will de-select the rectangle).


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