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Volume 6

Number 1

March 1988

Managing Editor
Derek Meakin

Group Editor
Alan McLachlan

Features Editor
Peter Davidson

Production Editor
Peter Glover

Assistant Features Editor
Steve Turnbull

News Editor
Mike Cowley

Technical Editor
Mike Cook

Promotions Editor
Christopher Payne

Reviews Coordinator
Pam Turnbull

Advertisement Manager
John Snowden

Advertising Sales
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.

  • Extra commands
    We demonstrate how to extend the power of BBC Basic.

  • Laser Printer
    An in-depth look into the powerful new printing technology.

  • Spirit of Adventure
    Gain entry to the world of swords, sorcery and BBC Micros.

  • Library
    High-quality routines for you to use in your own programs.

  • Archimedes Q&A
    More questions about the new Acorn micro answered.

  • Innovation Award
    A look at the remaining runners-up in the great 1987 competition.

  • Adventures
    Dark doings in Hex, cleaning up in Suds, plus help and hints.

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

  • Communications
    Bypassing pitfalls when linking your BBC Micro to an Archimedes.

  • Repton Special
    Straight from the lizard's mouth: All the facts, news and gossip in our cut-out and keep supplement.
    Plus a great screen designer competition with £600 worth of Superior games to be won.

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

  • Fifth Birthday Competition and Survey
    Over £1,000 of software to be won in our fifth birthday prize draw competition.
    And an invitation to make your opinions known with the great Micro User survey.

  • Body Building
    A simple add-on to turn your BBC Micro into a popular children's toy.

  • Programmers' Challenge
    A new series to test your skill at problem solving and programming

  • Hac Man
    More Master conversions, plus helpful hints, tips and passwords.

  • Leaky Listings
    Test your skill at program debugging in our new occasional series.

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


  • Down the Tubes
    Futuristic plumbing in the world of leaks and droids.


  • Hide and Seek
    Use your sideways ram to protect those precious programs.

  • Minicom
    Speed up graphics routines with a real compiler in Basic.


  • Software Scene
    Our experts cast a critical eye over the latest games releases.

  • OverView
    Is the ultimate View package for the Master an anticlimax?

  • Ice King
    Simplify the design and building of microprocessor circuits.

  • Genie Utilities
    Getting more from the unique office data package from PMS.

  • Archimedes Review
    We check out a computerised bank manager program to help handle your accounts with ease.


  • Update
    All the latest product information in the education world of the BBC Micro.

  • Going to Press
    The trauma of turning children into newshawks - if only for a day.

  • Educational Software
    Word processing for the young, plus technology in secondary education.

Z88 Section

  • Z88-BBC Archiving
    Secure your valuable Z88 data with this superb utility.

  • Remote Computing
    Get on line from anywhere in the world with your Z88.

  • Keep your Balance
    A fun educational program to amuse youngsters - even in the car.

(c) 1988 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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