1. Decide on the content. For our example we have chosen "SCRIP".
2. Select the size (S) and refer to Table 1 to get the F G H K values. For example if your choice were size (S) 23 with 3 characters per line (LEN) the F G H K variables would be -22,1, 33, 23. The 33 (H) could be decreased to 5 or 9 or increased to as much as 45 for a satisfactory spacing pattern. It is desirable to have H = (multiples of 4) + 1 in order to have the pen finish in COLOR 0 (black).
3. For our first example we used the variables from TABLE 1 for size 6, 5L. (On our second example, we used the variables for size 9.) After turning on the PC-2 (with the program resident in memory) for the first example, we typed the following:
F = -10, G=0, H=5, K = 10 fENTlRl These variables can be entered at the outset, or they can be INPUT when prompted later. If entered before initiating the program, they will appear in the DISPLAY at step 12 for a final check.
5. The DISPLAY reads "OK? Y/N " If you are ready type CYD ; e n t e r ). If not ready, press CHB_EAK3-
6. Prompt: SIZE? 2 OR (1-255)? Our response for the first example was 6; then press i e n t e r )
7. Prompt: HORIZ. OR VERTICAL? HA/? Example 1, response: CD lenterl.
8. Prompt: NO. OF LINES? (91 MAX) For our first example we discovered we could input 5 characters per line. Two extra lines are required in the Banners program, therefore our response to the prompt for number of lines was 3, then ( E N T E R^. (NOTE: The number of lines is always 2 more than the actual number. Following the last line of character input, the next to last line should contain a "FLAG" consisting of "+ +"; this signals the program that content input has been completed. No input is entered on the last line. After typing the FLAG " + +" on the next to last line, press ENTER At the prompt for the last line hit b~r~e a k — See Step 10.) In our second example, we discovered we should enter only one character per line for CSIZE 9, therefore our response to the prompt for number of lines was 7.
9. Prompt: NO. OF COPIES7 Respond to the prompt for number of copies with 1 then (enter).
10. Prompt: TYPE (Preceded by a quick display of line count for each line, i.e., "1 OF 3," "2 OF 3," etc.)
Line 1 OF 3, TYPE: SCRIP ENTERS Line 2 OF 3, TYPE. + + fENTEIT Line 3 OF 3, TYPE: BRE AK:
11. Now press DEF C1D
12. The display reads "BANNERS:MISC. OR TRS? M/T" Type M then TN T E R \
13. The display should show the variables entered in step 3 which for our first example would be "-10 0 5 10." Check the variables for correctness, then press ENTER.
121208.3257 ELAPSED TIME
S/C 1.52 USED: CSIZE 6 DIRECTION U
# COPIES 1 COLOR 0
1st LINE SCRIP Nth LINE SCRIP Example 1 6F-10 0 5 10 5L
14. The display will read "FGHK." If the variables previously displayed were not correct then INPUT all variables again as shown in step 3, using the correct figures. If the variables were satisfactory, press ¡enter"!. The result is shown in our examples 1 and 2 and includes the ( d e f ) HO data. (d e f ) an lists the parameters selected for typing, for making Banners, and shows the "Recipe" in a compact form at the completion of all Banners. (See K USED IN SCRIP for more information.)
15. If for some reason you should decide to abort the RUN before completion by pressing ¡break!, let S = 2, D$ = "H" to leave things tidy and start over again.
121208.3921 ELAPSED TIME
S/C 3.86 USED: CSIZE 9 DIRECTION U
# COPIES 1 COLOR 0 1st LINE S Nth LINE S
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