Acorn User - September 1988

EDITORIAL
 
The BBC Micro world is about applications -real people doing real things. We're aware that things like printers cause lots of problems and a helpful dealer is a must.  Too many dealers are interested in simply selling stock and too many buyers arn't prepared to pay slightly higher prices that dealers offering a real service have to charge.  Acorn are trying to alter this.  Dealers are expected to attend specialist training courses, which are free, so there's no excuse and buyers must support helpful dealers with their cash.
 
NEWS
 
Concept's Arm Plans
English to Japanese, Beebug modems, fair Isle on Masters
 
Comms Column
Noticeboard
Reader Service
Competition Results
Blunderbox
 
FEATURES
 
Bezier Curves
Relatively  simple maths can make smooth curves easy
 
Archimedes Wimps
Chris Adie show how to use Arthur's window system and a program to draw flowcharts
 
Warlord
Description of the Warlord adventure on our monthly disc
 
Upgrade your Arc
David Watkins shows why its worth adding a backplace, extra memory and a hard disc to an Archimedes
 
Lost in Space
Neater text printing from View with microspacing - even on a dot-matrix printer
 
Barging Around
Even the simplest software can help a child's understanding
 
REVIEWS
 
Games Page
Dabs, Go-Dax, Superior and Mandarin
 
Games Reviews
Repton Thru Time and four Rainbird PC adventures for the Archimedes
 
Spycat
Superior's latest espionage saga
 
Form Filling
Newsoft's design program can tackle A4-size forms
 
Behind the Hype
Is SigmaSheet the fastest spreadsheet
 
BBC to PC
With BeebDOS you can read BBC discs on an IBM PC
 
Read all about it
Two books on desktop publishing
 
512 Roundup
A list of PC software that's been tested on the Master 512
 
Business
A scheme to use Electrons fro typesetting
 
EDUCATION
 
News
New BBC interactive video discs, Lego Logo
 
Case Study
Free software from MAPE helped a group of pupils study the canal system
 
REGULARS
 
Hints & Tips
ADFS is this month's theme and a ROM to control the speaker volumn
 
Arc Agora
A mouse pointer editor
 
 


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