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Volume 5

Number 10

December 1987

Managing Editor
Derek Meakin

Features Editor
Peter Davidson

Production Editor
Peter Glover

Art Editor
Heather Sheldrick

Associate Editor
Alan McLachlan

Assistant Features Editor
Steve Turnbull

News Editor
Mike Cowley

Technical Editor
Mike Cook

Promotions Editor
Christopher Payne

Reviews Coordinator
Pam Turnbull

Advertising Sales
John Snowden
Peter Babbage

Gail Blincow

Published by:
Database Publications Ltd.

ABC 59,727
January-June 1986


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

  • Electron & BBC Micro User Show
    Don't miss it.

  • Programming Adventures
    A look at how verbs are used to make your adventures interesting.

  • Printer's Devil
    Desktop publishing: What does it all mean for you and your BBC Micro?

  • Archimedes Q&A
    Your questions about the fantastic new Acorn machine answered.

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

  • Hac Man
    Archimedes' Lander cheat, more on Master conversations plus game hints.

  • Adventures
    Completion of Emerald Isle, new releases reviewed plus your solutions.

  • BBC Micro Lookalike
    Getting your old rom software to run on an Archimedes.

  • Ceefax Guide
    What's coming this month on the BBC's telesoftware pages.

  • Body Building
    Get away from your standard monitor with a liquid crystal display.

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

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


  • Santa v The Snowman
    Have fun playing this great family game for the festive season.


  • Keyboard Power
    Expand the capabilities of your BBC Micro using sideways ram.

  • Compiling Music
    A great program to allow to compose music on your BBC Micro.


  • Software Scene
    Our experts examine the latest games, plus best buys for Christmas.

  • Archimedes Reviews
    A detailed look at releases dedicated to the new super-micro.

  • Editor
    This new ROM - Ted - takes Mode 7 far beyond former limits.


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

  • Physics and Calculation
    An in-depth examination of the latest educational programs.

  • Service
    The BBC Micro in use across the world by the British Forces overseas.

  • Letters
    Another selection from our mailbag expressing educational views.

(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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