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Volume 1

Number 05

July 1983

Managing Editor
Derek Meakin

Features Editor
Mike Bibby

Art Editor
Peter Glover

Advertisement Manager
John Riding

Advertising Sales
John Snowden
Mike Hayes

Marketing Manager
Linda Dobson

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 very latest happenings in the bustling BBC Micro world.

  • EPSON FX80 A frank assessment of Epsons' latest printer. What can it do? Is it worth the money?

  • COMPETITION Solve our crossword, write a clue - and you may win yourself a printer worth £500.

  • DIGITISER REVIEW What's a digitiser? Do you need one? And is this the one you need? The answers are here.

  • STRUCTURE This month we see how procedures can help to add sense and elegance to our programs.

  • CASSETTE BUGS More practical advice from experts on loading problems - and how you can avoid them.

  • WORDWISE We bring you the very latest word on the word processing program that comes on a chip.

  • TENPINS There's no need to go to the bowling alley - just key in this fast-moving game of skill.

  • DESIGN Learn about an easy way to use your micro as a computer-aided design tool, with full listing.

  • PRINT Our guide to editing tells you how to get what you want where you want on the screen.

  • GRAPHICS We take another look into graphics windows at changes of co-ordinates.

  • SPACE PODS Your chance to save the universe from the onslaught of the burrowing aliens.

  • DIRECTORY Second part of our pull-out guide to more than 400 BBC Micro software programs.

  • BITS & BYTES If you would like to nibble a bit but don't know how, then this is the article for you.

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

  • BOOKSHOP We've chosen 16 of the best books for the BBC Micro for this month's offer to readers.

  • WORKSHOP Backdoors, keys and works of art - this is a must for the more experienced user.

  • SUBSCRIBE NOW A year's subscription to The Micro User will bring you a FREE copy-holder and crib sheet.

  • SOFTWARE Our frank reviewers strike again with their honest assessments of commercial programs.

  • TUTORIAL Have fun looping the loop with Part V of our simplified introduction to programming.

  • UPGRADE The Beeb Bodybuilding Course explores ways of making the most of the user port.

  • BACK ISSUES Find out about the features you missed in the last four issues of The Micro User.

  • FORMAT Here's a program that shows you a clever way to tidy up your listings.

  • MICROMAIL The section you write yourself - just a small selection from letters pouring in every month.

(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.