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Volume 4

Number 5

July 1986

Managing Editor
Derek Meakin

Features Editor
Mike Bibby

Deputy Features Editor
Peter Davidson

Production Editor
Peter Glover

Art Editor
Heather Sheldrick

Associate Editor
Alan McLachlan

Reviews Editor
Christopher Payne

News Editor
Mike Cowley

Technical Editor
Mike Cook

Advertisement Manager
John Riding

Advertising Sales
Mike Hayes
Peter Babbage

Editor in Chief,
Database Publications

Peter Brameld

Published by:
Database Publications Ltd.

ABC 55,496
July-December 1985


  • News
    All the latest happenings and new arrivals in the ever changing world of your BBC Micro.

  • Machine code
    We investigate how a byte's contents vary and start to make use of the BBC Micro's built-in assembler.

  • Adventures
    The Mad Hatter provides the beginner to adventures with some helpful ideas to get him started.

  • MicroLink news
    A monthly progress report on the growth of the nationwide on-line database for micros.

  • Begin here
    We continue to take the novice round in circles using the power of nested FOR...NEXT loops.

  • Master Class
    More on making the most of the Master: All about the ADFS, the Editor and the real time clock.

  • Body building
    How to make trackballs and mice compatible with the versatile AMX software.

  • Micromail
    The part of the magazine you write yourselves - your news, views, brainwaves and moans.


  • ROM survey
    This comprehensive survey shows what's currently available on ROM for your BBC Micro.

  • Dual catalog
    We show you how to get 56 files on one disc surface using the Acorn Disc Filing System.

  • Viewgen
    Here's a versatile printer driver generator for View, plus full details on how it works.


  • Royal Wedding
    Fond of sliding block puzzles or not, you'll enjoy this entertaining teaser. And it's designed to celebrate the most exciting royal event of the year.


  • ROM roundup
    The latest tape-to-disc ROM from Vine Micros and Crash Barrier's Meta Assembler are tested.

  • Software scene
    From Bruce Lee to Jack Attack, Tennis to Moon Cresta, we try out some of the latest software.

  • Propak
    We take a look at a disc-based assembly language development package from Dataview Wordcraft.

  • Hardware scene
    Watford Electronic's latest communications package, Le Modem, is given a thorough evaluation.


  • Data protection
    How the Data Protection Act could affect BBC Micro users, plus advice on what a minimum micro system for businesses should consist of and where to buy your hardware and software.

  • Application
    How the BBC Micro has come to the aid of a one-man marketing and promotions business.

  • Spreadsheets
    More on entering formulae: Advice for beginners on creating a simple spreadsheet.

(c) 1986 Database Publications Ltd.

The 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.

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