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How many characters/pages could WordStar hold on a typical CP/M machine?

I was looking at the Atari Word Processor which could hold only about one or two pages in 48k memory due to it requiring DOS to be loaded along with the relatively large program itself. That led me to ...
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WordStar's "column mode"

I've read that WordStar had a "column mode" which could be useful for making it act as a programmer's editor. But I've not found a clear description (or screenshots) of exactly what this mode was and ...
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How big was WordStar 1.0?

How big was the original CP/M version of WordStar? As in, the size of the program itself? Presumably it was in the low tens of kilobytes (I don't think it's possible to cram a practical word processor ...
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