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Volume 7

Number 2

April 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.

  • Making Movies (*)
    A new series of how to achieve smooth on-screen animation.

  • Disc Dabbling
    An introduction to the uses of the powerful ADT software package.

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

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

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

  • Body Building (*)
    Our technical guru gets sounds out of his experimenters' board.

  • Computer Concepts
    One of the oldest names in BBC Micro software reveals its history.

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

  • Wimps (*)
    Make your program more talkative by producing dialogue windows.

  • Beyond Arthur
    We look at the amazing software that goes along with the Risc OS.

  • The Next Step
    Hard on the heels of the Risc OS comes Acorn's stunning new schemes.

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


  • Block Breaker (*)
    A superb version of the classic game by the author of Clogger.


  • Sorting (*)
    The second part of our series on how to put order into data arrays.

  • Better Basic V (*)
    A set of utilities to ease and enhance your Archimedes programming.

  • Multi-tasking (*)
    Get your BBC Micro doing more than one thing at a time in Basic.


  • Pretty Print
    Two packages to produce high quality printing: We compare them.

  • Mega Bytes
    More storage for less money made easier with a new disc drive.

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

  • Software Quickies
    We take a look at what two new Archimedes packages can to offer.


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

  • Teaching Micros
    What does the national curriculum promise for teachers and pupils?

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


  • Windows (*)
    A routine to design exactly the type of screen window you want.

  • Touch Typing
    Learn to type properly on your Z88 - we see how feasible it really is.

(*) 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.