I'd like to propose some code standards for Stepster in order to make life a little easier for all developers working on the code

I've been using Visual SourceSafe as my source code archive. If you wish to use it it can be gotten from Microsoft.
I usually do NOT edit the code in the PowerBasic environment. In fact, I usually use TextPad as my editor. It has a color syntax highlight module available for PowerBasic, and can be configured to be keystroke compatible with Microsoft Applications, or many other editors.