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ViewSheet was a spreadsheet program produced in the 1980s by Acorn Computers for use with their series of microcomputers. It was distributed as a pre-installed ROM with some computer models. ViewSheet was written by Mark Colton.

ViewSheet supports spreadsheets of up to 255 by 255 cells in size. Each cell can contain a number, formula or text label, although cells are referred to as slots in the official Acornsoft documentation. The program is supplied with a keyboard card listing the various commands, which on the BBC Micro is placed under the clear plastic strip above the function keys.

The spreadsheet is entered by typing *SHEET. All BBC Micro screen modes are supported, and the background and foreground colours can be changed by use of Ctrl-S,n,n,0,0,0 key sequences.

The program supports user-defined windows that can display cells from various different parts of the spreadsheet within the same screen. This is useful in lieu of a WIMP environment, as it saves the user the inconvenience of moving back and forth around the spreadsheet to view cells which are far apart from each other.

Kindly donated by Thomas Lescoffit

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Date Published : 1984

Manufacturer : Acornsoft

Platform : Viewsheet bbc

Format : Wire Bound: 138 Pages






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