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Volume 5

Number 3

May 1987

Managing Editor
Derek Meakin

Features Editor
Peter Davidson

Production Editor
Peter Glover

Art Editor
Heather Sheldrick

Associate Editor
Alan McLachlan

Editorial Assistant
Steve Turnbull

Reviews Editor
Christopher Payne

News Editor
Mike Cowley

Technical Editor
Mike Cook

Advertising Sales
John Snowden
Peter Babbage

Gail Blincow

Published by:
Database Publications Ltd.

ABC 59,727
January-June 1986

FEATURES

  • News
    All the latest happenings in the ever-changing world of your BBC Micro.

  • STAR
    We show you how to interpret the syntax of star commands.

  • BBC Micros at the BBC (CEEFAX)
    Just how do the reporters bring their news stories into your home.

  • Telesoftware (CEEFAX)
    Free BBC Micro software on Ceefax: What can you receive - and how.

  • How teletext works (CEEFAX)
    Find out how hundreds of pages of Ceefax get on to your screen.

  • Gallery
    More artistic masterpieces created on our readers' BBC Micros.

  • Writing Games
    We show how to get your sprites moving in windows.

  • Pseudocode
    More on how to ease your programming problems in style.

  • Body Building
    All you need to know to be able to build your own video digitiser.

  • MicroLink News
    More about Britain's nationwide online database for micros.

  • Begin Here
    IF you want to know how not to make decisions THEN read about ELSE.

  • Hac Man
    Delve deeper into the mysteries of your favourite arcade games.

  • Problem Solved
    More solutions to those mind-boggling hardware problems.

  • Adventures
    Enter the Ice Age with a look at how to solve complex puzzles.

  • Library
    More high quality routines brought together for you to use.

  • Communications
    Why type programs? Here's how to get them free from MicroLink.

  • Letters
    The chance to get your news, views, moans and name into print.

GAMES

  • Duck's Dinner!
    Help Daffy Duck get his dinner and avoid the poison skulls.

  • Ludo
    An excellent implementation of the popular family game.

UTILITIES

  • Interactive Programs (CEEFAX)
    Incorporate the wealth of teletext into your own programs.

  • Disc Cataloguer
    Find those misplaced files fast with this powerful file database.

REVIEWS

  • Software Scene
    Our experts take a look at the latest software.

  • ATS Rom (CEEFAX)
    Find out about the exciting capabilities of this teletext ROM

  • TV Director
    We look at a program to generate your own pop videos.

EDUCATION

  • News
    Up to date reports about ways of using the BBC Micro in education.

  • Software Review
    Take temperatures automatically with Measure and Tell.

  • Survey
    What a Government enquiry into Computers in Schools reveals.

  • Sid and the Beetle
    A simple teaching aid for logical thinking - and it's fun too.

  • Letters
    Another selection from our mailbag expressing educational views.

The Micro User takes the lid off CEEFAX
This month we print the first of our regular guides to free telesoftware you will be able to download from the Ceefax pages on BBC-TV.
We've also included a full guide to all the principal Ceefax pages.
In addition we have lots of features that will help you to get the most from your Teletext Adapter. These are all indicated in the contents list with: (CEEFAX)
If you haven't already got a Teletext adapter, once you realise what you are missing you can take advantage of our special offer.

(c) 1987 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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