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Volume 6

Number 2

April 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

FEATURES

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

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

  • Adventures
    Return to Eden completed, plus outer-space aliens and dragon's teeth.

  • Communications
    The business facilities available through the MicroLink gateway.

  • Gallery
    Stunning full colour pictures from the Archimedes art package Artisan.

  • Hac Man
    A wealth of useful hints and tips from our resident games expert.

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

  • Computing in Action
    Get your record collection in order with this great utility.

  • Archimedes Q&A
    All your questions answered about the top Acorn micro.

  • Programmers' Challenge
    Second in our series testing your skill at problem solving.

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

  • Win a fantastic £500 Farfisa keyboard or one of 56 other prizes in this great competition.
    £1000 worth of super music prizes to be won! Our biggest music competition yet gives the BBC Micro and Archimedes owners a great opportunity to win a Farfisa keyboard, one of six state-of-the-art music packages from EMR and lots of other prizes.

  • Less Typing
    Now you can generate programs from just the checksums.

  • Body Building
    Star gazing made easy with Mike Cook's home-brew theodolite.

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

GAMES

  • Darts
    Have you the skill to keep a steady hand and be right on target?

UTILITIES

  • Cat Flap
    A simple DIY project to keep track of your pet's travels.

  • Solid Graphics
    How to generate your own solid three dimensional images.

  • File of Facts
    Design and create pages to fit your personal organiser.

  • Word Processing
    A pair of versatile routines to speed up typing in text.

  • Disc Editor
    Edit your DFS and ADFS discs with this superb program.

REVIEWS

  • Software Scene
    Our experts cast a critical eye over some recent compilations.

  • Archimedes Software
    Graphic Writer - the first word in text and graphics processors.

  • Colour Jets
    Producing colour hard copy from your BBC Micro - what's the cost?

  • Printing with Light
    We take the wraps off a low-cost Epson-compatible laser printer.

EDUCATION

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

  • Future Alternatives
    What can we expect from the BBC Micro in schools of the future?

  • Education Reviews
    Four pages of software and hardware for the BBC Micro in schools.

Z88 Section

  • Easy Basic
    The experts at Cambridge Computer present a line editor - at last.

  • Printer Utility
    Slave your BBC Micro to the Z88 and drive your printer direct.

(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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