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Volume 1

Number 02

April 1983

Managing Editor
Derek Meakin

Features Editor
Mike Bibby

Advertisement Manager
John Riding

Advertising Sales
John Snowden
Mike Hayes

Published by:
Database Publications Ltd

Thanks to Dave Moore from Stairway To Hell for supplying a copy of this issue.

  • NEWS Keep up to date with all the latest developments in the bustling BBC Micro world.

  • TELETEXT MODE 7 can produce impressive graphics. Our experts tell you how to get started.

  • LISTINGS Having trouble keying in listings? We review some common copying errors.

  • TUTORIAL We show the first-time user that programming is nothing like as hard as it might sound.

  • DO-IT-YOURSELF It costs next to nothing to use your BBC Micro to measure heat and light.

  • GRAPHICS Learn to draw multi-coloured lines in the next stage of our graphics course.

  • STRUCTURE Play NIM - and find out how structured programming can easily write itself.

  • KING KONG Fly your helicopter to rescue King Kong's victims - but watch those deadly rocks!

  • HOW IT WORKS More about the operating system in our conducted tour through the BBC Micro.

  • MONITORS Part II of our series reviewing colour monitors available for the BBC Micro.

  • HANDBOOK An essential reference guide for Basic programmers in an eight-page pullout.

  • TAPE OFFER Save yourself the chore of keying in programs from this issue with our cassette.

  • SOFTWARE Programs galore - but are they all they claim to be? Our frank reviewers give you the facts.

  • UPGRADE Part II of our Beeb Body-building Course explaining how to turn an 'A' into a 'B'.

  • WORKSHOP Discover the ROM's action addresses with our helpful keyboard listing program.

  • COMPETITION Win a year's supply of software by taking over where our missing Percival left off.

  • ERROR-TRAPPING Have fun with your horoscope - and learn the best ways to avoid operator errors.

  • SHOWTIME Make a date for the first of our national get-togethers at the BBC Micro User Show.

  • BITS & BYTES Binary code - the key to understanding the inner workings of your BBC Micro.

  • MEASUREMENTS How your micro can be interfaced to become a powerful research tool.

  • DISC-OVERY The formatting program that gives you a much wider choice of disc drives.

  • DISASSEMBLER What is that machine code doing? This program lets you see what's going on.

  • MICROMAIL An avalanche of letters greeted our first issue. Here's a small selection of them.

  • SAVE MONEY! Your last chance of a £2 saving on the cost of a year's subscription to BBC Micro User.

(c) 1983 Database Publications Ltd.

BBC Micro User is an independent publication and neither the BBC nor Acorn Computers Ltd are responsible for any of the articles in this issue or for any of the opinions expressed.

Distribution to the news trade in the UK and Ireland is by Wells Gardner, Darton and Co Ltd.