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Volume 7

Number 1

March 1989

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

Promotions Coordinator
Robin Nixon

Reviews Coordinator
Pam Turnbull

Advertisement Manager
John Snowden

Advertising Sales
Peter Babbage

Gail Blincow

Published by:
Database Publications Ltd.

ABC 40,376
January-June 1988


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

  • In the fast lane
    Speeders beware: You could be trapped by our clever routine.

  • Sorting (*)
    Put order into all types of Basic arrays fast with these programs.

  • Wimps (*)
    In our continuing series we look at how to implement windows.

  • Problem Solved
    A helping hand with some of those mind-testing hardware problems.

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

  • Mad Hatter
    Our monthly look at adventure games - old, new and revamped.

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

  • Beyond Arthur
    We continue the series with a look at the abilities of the Risc OS.

  • Body Building
    Our technical guru demonstrates more experiment board techniques.

  • Reader Survey
    Make your views known and join our prize draw for great software.

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


  • Patience (*)
    An unusual version of the classic pastime for the BBC Micro or Z88.

  • 3D Asteroids (*)
    Blast your way through the meteors in this pure machine code game.


  • Moving pictures (*)
    Bring your Mode 2 diagrams to life with this superb animation routine.

  • Going Forth (*)
    Implementing a sideways ram disc to speed up your Forth operations.


  • Software Scene
    Our reviewers cast their eyes over the very latest games releases.

  • Sigma Sheet
    It is claimed to be the world's fastest spreadsheet. We try it out.

  • Inter-Base
    After long delays, how does this programmable database stand up?

  • Read all about it...
    We check out a new book that explains how to use Mini Office II.

  • Famous Five
    A comparative study of several wide-ranging statistical packages.


  • Update
    Up-to-the-minute news of the BBC Micro in the world of education.

  • Education Reviews
    Looking at the best in software for the BBC Micro series in schools.


  • Driving printers (*)
    Now get the most from the portable micro's Basic with Z88's built-in versatile output control.

(*) The Type-it-in symbol indicates that the feature contains al least one full length listing for you to key in on your micro.

(c) 1989 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.

News trade distribution:
Diamond Europress Sales and Distribution.

Database Publications is a division of Europress Ltd.