Acorn User - August 1988

EDITORIAL
 
The Arc's first year passes with this issue, and it has now attracted some good software.  First Word Plus is excellent charcter-based wordprocessor.  System Delta Plus a fine database manager.  Artidan, Logo and the PC Emulator stand out.
Good software is a rare commodity.  In this issue we review Sci and Pineapple's PCB design package.
 
NEWS
 
ARC Prices Rise
New Microsoft charges; Arc music progress; typesetting on a BBC Micro
 
Comms Column
Education News
Noticeboard
Reader Service
Competition Results
Blunderbox
 
FEATURES
 
Joe's Jottings
Easy to understand graphs and charts can be drawn from complex looking numbers on a spreadsheet
 
Be Adventurous
Peter Voke describes the history of adventuring and introduces Warlord, the fiendish adventure on our monthly disc
 
Colour by Numbers
Dump your graphics screens in colour using coloured ribbons in your dot-matrix printer, says Muriel Dearlove
 
Micro as Ally
Schools need clear advice on introducing new technology.
 
REVIEWS
 
Games Page
What makes a game the best?  Graphics, sound, novelty or just plain addictiveness?
 
Games Reviews
Can Manderin's Icarus or Superior's Barbarian excite; can Hayley's Stranded adventure intrigue?
 
Technical Texts
 
Better by Design
Pineapple's printed circuit board design and auto-routing program is checked out by Malcolm Brown
 
Move up to 24-PIN
The latest units are all a cut above the old 9-pin printers;  How do four new models from Toshiba, NEC, Panasonic and Citizen measure up?
 
EDUCATION
 
News
Tests on 32-bit hardware; new teachers' conference
 
Feature
Introduction of information technology into schools
 
Networks
Give every Econet station in the school access to the Ceefax and Oracle services
 
REGULARS
 
Hints & Tips
Press a button to print out the screen, upgrade screen dumps on a NEC 24-pin printer, plus fast maths and disc copying
 
Arc Agora
Writing a relcatable module to save and loan compacted screens, plus printing a directory tree and using events
 
Repton Competition
 
Design Clinic
New regular look at DTP
 
Network Page
How to install an Econet teletext server and new protocol for resource servers
 
 
 
 


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