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Lazy Writer, the innovative word processor, is NEW and BETTER THAN EVER Lazy Writer (Model 4 version) accepts only correct file names and warns you if the name you choose is already in use on your disk you will never accidently overwrite a file you still want. Lazy Writer's famous two mode operation - Text Entry and Editing - makes use fast and easy. LAZY WRITER FOR MODEL I, III, OR 4 124.95
The program was saved to disk using the name WRITER. Then I created a DO file at TRSDOS named LETTER so at power-up it could be loaded by a simple command - DO LETTER. The DO file was created by BASIC WRITER -F 1. If you do not want to use the DO files, type in BASIC WRITER -F 1 at power-up. WRITER **
CHILD WRITER, our elementary word processor, is currently being used in schools by second grade children with amazing ease. Teachers tell us that kids are fascinated with the total control they have with a mouse. Just point and click And we incor- More Sophistication porated click-down menus to We could have stopped devel-eliminate having to memorize oping when we completed dozens of commands. Simple in- CHILD WRITER, but we knew structions are right there on the that someone always wants screen, but only when you want more. So we developed MEMO them. Click the menu in when WRITER, designed for the home you need help and click it out user. And soon, we will have when you don't. CHILD WRITER BUSINESS WRITER, the ultimate is not only easy to use, it's more word processor designed for fun and powerful. professional use.
Lazy Writer, the innovative word processor, is NEW and BETTER THAN EVER Lazy Writer (Model 4 version) accepts only correct file names fl and warns you if the name you choose is already in use on your fl disk - you will never accidently overwrite a file you still want. fl Lazy Writer's famous two mode operation Text Entry and fl Editing - makes use fast and easy. A LAZY WRITER FOR MODEL I. Ill, OR 4 124.95 BUY LAZY WRITER GET LAZYMERGE FORM LETTER PROGRAM FREE
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With this issue we are happy to welcome a new writer to the News staff. Annette Zamberlin-Main has joined us and we have probably already overloaded her with work. Annette will be working with both the News and with the Tandy Newsletter on CompuServe. Annette is largely responsible for keeping the Tandy Product Information section on CompuServe up to date. With her help we are expanding that section to include all Radio Shack products, not just Computer items.
As a writer I have been following this procedure in using the word processor. I CREATE a document and type this episode for the six to ten pages I can do that day, usually stopping in the middle of some action. When I am finished for the day I COPY it onto another diskette and I also PRINT it out on the Daisy Wheel II single spaced, to file away. I guess writers are used to the hard copy and can't yet do without it. The next day I go back through what I had typed and correct all the typographical and spelling errors and grammatical boo-boos and continue writing. Many of the publishers say that because of increasing inflation, the money offered to writers is being whittled down. With the opportunities provided by the marvels of the data that the writer has put onto the magnetic disk, this can eliminate a highly paid human typesetter, and the necessity for me to proofread the galley proofs that he or she has produced . . .
A particular effort has been made to broaden the AAEs coverage of contemporary writers. Thus, articles have been added to the on-line encyclopedia on Ken Follett, Robert Coover, Cynthia Ozick, Barbara Pym, and D. M. Thomas. Forty-five new literary biographies are included in this revision of the on-line AAE, and almost 100 existing biographies have been updated.
Not many of my writer friends around here have heard of word processors for writers. At a recent writers conference held in Kentucky, I offered this summary of what my word processor has meant to me. This spring my husband and I had returned from an extensive trip through Mexico gathering background material for me to prepare my novel on the culture of the Mayan peoples before the Spanish came. In my research I had read a number of theses on the subject. I found that many times in the first pages of the thesis, after giving recognition to all the experts who had assisted the writer, there were many dedication pages which read in essence To my Wife, the Typist.' Well, I told the group that I haven't got a wife to be a typist. (Laughter from the audience) While I don't mind typing the first draft of my work in the flush of creation, what I hate is retyping everything after I've edited it, especially the good parts that really didn't need any reworking. (General nods of agreement) I...
Having helped thousands of writers learn to express themselves with clarity as editor of such publications as the World Book Encyclopedia the Encyclopedia Americana, and the Reader's Digest Almanac and Yearbook, David C. Whitney has drawn on decades of editorial experience to prepare the revolutionary REFWARE THESAURUS programs, bringing the speed and power of the computer to the aid of anyone who wishes to improve his writing or speaking.
It seemed like Texas Instruments would have been in a good position to do that. So would the Heath Company. But the Tandy Corporation beat them to the wire, and the TRS-80 explosion resulted. Tandy admits in writing that over 100,000 have been sold . We think it is probably more like double that number. The Heath Company and Texas Instruments have both since come in with their entries. Both look good - but it seems like too little and too late. How can you ask anyone to change systems when they already have shelled out one to four grand for what they already have Also, what are the software writers writing for The largest consumer base, naturally.
Complicated set of commands to learn. Here the writers of SCRIPSIT compensated by setting up the control key functions more logically and consistently than Michael Shrayer did, although at the expense of some extra keystrokes. For instance, with PENCIL, Delete commands are randomly scattered throughout the keyboard. Delete Character is Control-D that's logical enough. But Delete line is Control Y, Delete Block is Control-U, erase to the end of the line is Control -T. Then by shifting to the sub-system command mode (Control-K) one deletes from the cursor to the end of text (CAA), from the cursor to the beginning of text (CAB), or all text (CLR).
would not trade my Pro Writer for any of the other printers on the market. . . One problem normally encountered in single-sheet printing is the printer may think it is out of paper when there are still five or six unprinted lines at the bottom of a page. The Pro Writer allows the operator to override this false paper-empty signal by repeatedly pressing the select switch. This makes it possible to print to the bottom of a single sheet -a nice touch. To bring these gripes into perspective, they are small when viewed in the light of this printer's overall performance. Objections notwithstanding, I would not trade my Pro Writer for any of the other printers on the market within several hundred dollars of its price. S
DOT WRITER 1.5 - The undisputed leader in High Resolution graphics Numerous special Hi-Res type fonts for your EPSON MX 80 100 Create your own type fonts or Hi-Res graphics. No hardware or modifications needed Now, true proportional print, underlining, expanded print, and much more Dot Writer 1.5 + GEAP 2.1 turns your TRS-80 and EPSON into a Hi-Res Graphic typesetter Requires 48K, disk and Epson MX 80 100 with Graftrax 80 PLUS. Graftrax available for easy home installation DOT WRITER 1.5 69.95 GEAP 2.1 DOT WRITER 1.5 Package still only 99.95 Additional disks ready nowl Dot Writer comes with 12 type styles, but each of these styles can be expanded, reversed or magnified to create a minimum of 36 unique fonts In addition, we now have 2 disks with 10 fonts each The first disk includes some unique, stylized fonts Disk 2 includes 10 italicized versions of our most popular fonts
Lazy Writer was the first TRS-80 machine language word processor that allowed loading extension programs from within the word processor. Our growing family of special purpose extensions lets you take Lazy Writer beyond the confines of ordinary word processing. In response to our customers' need for form letter capability, we gave them LAZYMERGE. This program pulls information from a mail list and merges it with text for custom form letters, using all the power of Lazy Writer's print formatting commands. You can even bold or underline inserted material and add alternate language for missing fields, and more. Lazy Writer is not the cheapest word processor you can buy -but it may be the cheapest in the long run.
Kathleen Keith of Rineyville, Kentucky, is a professional writer who thinks that Scripsit is fantastic. There are two signs in her computer room. The first hangs over a souvenir Bible page that she obtained in 1955 on the 500th anniversary of Gutenberg's development of movable type. It says
NON-DISK SPEED WRITER tm is the low cost typing package that is FULLY INTERACTIVE with our ADDRESSER package. The SPEED WRITER allows the following capabilities 1-Type as fast as you like. SPEED WRITER will keep up. 2-Choose any line length up to 120 characters. 3-Store information for use or alteration at a later date. 4-Upper case AND lower cas8 characters are standard (even on Mod I ). 5-Automatic center and half-line tab. 6-Print out multiple copies using your printer's special print modes. 7-Editing, line insertion, and line deletion without correction fluid. 8-Easy to understand instructions. You can be operating this system within 15-30 minutes no 8-hour lessons 9-Generate addresses using the NON-DISK ADDRESSER and have addresses automatically print on your letters. SPEED WRITER can be used for letters, reports, documents, virtually anything you can use a typewriter lor. SPEED WRITER doesn't ofler the extensive functions you'll find in larger word-processing packages, but it...
SCREEN WRITER - A UTILITY PROGRAM USED TO FORMAT AND DESIGN CUSTOM SCREENS FOR USE IN YOUR BASIC PROGRAMS. FORMATED SCREENS ARE SAVED ON DISK UNDER A USER DESIGNATED FILESPEC. MENU SELECTIONS I NCI UDE ADD NEW SCREENS, EDIT EXISTING SCREENS, READ DISK DIRECTORY. MRITEN IN BASIC 80 THAT IT CAN BE MODIFIED BY YOU. FULL FLOATING CURSOR SIMILAR TO THOSE USED IN WORD PROCESSORS.
LazyMerge Form Letter program will pull names from a mail list Kept in Lazy Writer. No need to buy an extra mail list program, plus you get great flexibility. Insert any information from your mail list (including user de fined fields) into a form letter, use all the formatting features of LazyWriter. i including bold, underlining, etc. in your form letter.
Last year our government made some new rules as it relates to our personal and corporate accounting systems. The method of recording PICA nad Medicare now requires a seperate amount for each recorded on our W2 forms and they redesigned the W2 form also. Original Payroll software will not break this out and the original software,m W2 Writer will not comply either. We are searching for software updates to solve this detail. So far, we have been completely unsuccessful. Any assistance will be greatly appreciated. W2 Writer 26-1539
This is in two ports, the writer and the reader, and it leaves you about 1. 5K in a 4k machine for ai1 those high-speed goodies that MICRO-80 has coming up. The writer is just a simple way of creating a data tape for the reader. To use the writer, there's no need to protect any memory, just enter it in and get a couple of HIGH QUALITY BLANK TAPES. Once you've entered the start, end, and entry points, and the name, you simply copy the MICRO-80 hex 1 istings, and, from time-1o-1ime, your '80 will lock up the keyboard while it dumps a whole 124 bytes out to tape. If you make a goof, while entering the data, just carry on with the corect data. Providing that you haven' t hit ENTER
Errors to a disk file or to the printer, sending the text file to disk with the errors to the screen. The writer may choose to pause at each error or to complete the entire document non-stop. If errors are saved on disk together with the text, then the search-and-replace function may be used to locate and alter the phrases.
Completely integrated automatic letter writer for Model II Consists Ol'WORDSC RI HL . WORDMAII . MAILI.IST-S250.0U M e Represent RAt'KT COMF1 TKS. NKW DOS.I I.K IKK PKNi II . SM Al I. S*STKMS SOfTM ARK. INSTANT SOFTWARE. TBS. PR(K.R4MMA. NONPARIEI MICROPHASK SYSTKMS. TARANTO
Dcskmate, Spellbinder, Volkswriter, Open Access, Allwrite, Newscript, Lazy Writer. Superscripsit, Scripsit, Electric Pencil, Copy Art, Powerscript, Zorlof, and LeScript (specify). Begins proofing at the stroke of a key returns you to word processing automatically.
Integrates with WordStar, Deskmate, Spellbinder, Volkswriter. Open Access, Allwrite, Newscript. l azy Writer, Superscripsit, Scripsit, Electric Pencil, Copy Art. Powerscript, Zorlof, and LeScript (specify). Begins proofing at the stroke of a key returns you to word processing automatically.
As far as your writer is concerned, three-and-more dimensions become a little academic. We can well understand their use in pure maths, three-dimensional plotting, multiple critical path decisions.' Of this last use, the Tandy Visicalc program is an excellent example, though we do wonder at (and would be mentally quite unable to cope with) a 255 dimension array which is theoretically possible if the computer has enough memory. As far as optimum path choice goes, we find it simpler to use a set of FOR NEXT loops, keeping only the pieces of data and decisions which lead to the best end result. However, we hope the reader can see that it would be easy enough to store each of these sub-results and decisions in arrays along the way.
The Stockpak System is currently available for both the Model III and the Model I TRS-80's, and it comes in two parts. The first part includes all of the software described above (Portfolio Management, Screen & Select, and Report Writer), a sample database diskette, and complete documentation. The second part of the system is an annual subscription to updates of the database. These updates are produced once each month and mailed after the last trading day of the month. Also, included in part two is a subscription to the Stockpak Strategist, a monthly newsletter that helps subscribers get even more value from using the system.
Multiple labels and reports. 4-digit selection code, new zip code ext., screen input, live keyboard, powerful report writer. MOD-II 99. 9-digit alphanumeric key for fast key random access. Reports include order info, performance summary, etc. Calculate E.O.Q. Powerful report writer. MOD-II 149.
INTEGRATES with WordStar, Desk-mate, Spellbinder, Volkswriter, Open Access, Allwrite. Newscript, Lazy Writer, Superscripsit, Scripsit, Electric Pencil, Copy Art, Powerscript, Zorlof, and LeScript (specify). Begins proofing at the stroke of a key returns you to word processing automatically.
The next step is to initiate the proofing process. If you are using Scripsit or Superscript press BREAK and type E followed by the document name cr . For Lazy Writer, press both the clear and break keys. Electric Pencil press CONTROL . For News-cript return to the main menu and type 3 for spelling checker.
Issue was an article titled What do you call your computer It took four pages to explain that there was no difference between a personal computer and a small business computer, which I think missed the point that there certainly is a difference depending on what software is available. That, however, is not what caught my eye. The article stated that until this summer the difference was easily answered Radio Shack and two other famous names were personal computers while North Star, Vector and some others were small-business computers. Obviously the writer did not know of the TRS-80 Model II, and I wonder what the writer does know since he also stated that the TRS-80 Model I was a good starter machine, but it was a 6502 machine which made it a little slow. I wonder if that is creative journalism
I have installed RAM chips and two disk drives on my Model III and many times in doing so I could have used directions as good and adequate as I got with the CRT. I congratulate the writer of the instructions for doing a very good job. The directions were intelligent, well-written and described the operation very well without becoming dull or technical
While I have been away, I have used the TRS-80 for word processing (Lazy Writer on Multidos), installed 1 meg of ram (Superdrv ram and Megaram, the latter by Anitek) in several computers, so they move quickly. Can upload several applications side by side and go from there at many more megahertz than believed possible for a TRS-80. Also write on the marvelous Model 100 laptop, which has text, Basic, and Communications, and can null-modem files up to the Lazy Writer directly, with Lazy Writer then formatting them.
VISICALC IS A TRADEMARK OF VISICORP INC LAZY WRITER IS A TRADEMARK OF ALPHA BIT COMMUNICATION SCRIPSIT SUPERSCRIPSIT. PROFILE III PLUS AND TRSDOS ARE TRADEMARKS OF TANDY CORP LDOS IS A TRADEMARK OF LOGICAL SYSTEMS INC NEWDOS8O IS A TRADEMARK OF APPARAT INC DOS PLUS AND MTERM ARE TRADEMARKS OF MICRO-SYSTEMS SOFTWARE INC MULTIDOS IS A TRADEMARK OF COSMOPOLITAN INC VIC 20 AND COMMODORE 64 ARE TRADEMARKS OF COMMODORE BUSINESS MACHINES. INC. IBM IS A TRADEMARK OF INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS INC CP M IS A TRADEMARK OF DIGITAL EQUIPMENT CORP NEWSCRIPT IS A TRADEMARK OF PROSOFT DOTWRITER IS A TRADEMARK OF RCM COMPUTERS TM INDICATES A TRADEMARK OF LYNN COMPUTER SERVICE
When I first realized what computers could do, I knew that I had to own one. I also knew that I'd never be able to pay for it myself. A writer by profession and a journalist by trade, my real yen for a computer was based upon my dislike of typing and retyping manuscripts. I mean, isn't it obvious to everyone that computers were really invented to be word processors
When annotating student papers there is a strong tendency for the mind to race ahead of one's ability to put thoughts to paper. That is, there is a writer's lag which occurs when the teacher's thoughts about a piece of student writing are dammed up behind the inability of his or her fingers to move quickly enough. Nowhere does this cause more frustration to an instructor than when the necessity of recording repetitious but crucial ideas on a student paper slows down your ability to react to truly unique features of that essay. Once again, SCRIPSIT can ride to the rescue of teacher creativity My experiments suggest that the tedium factor all but evaporates with the ability to string together, almost instantaneously, appropriate blocks of comment leaving the instructor fresh to append those unique ideas heretofore dammed up by writer's lag.
FORM UTTCR CAPABILITY - With the purchase at the separate POSTRITE program the user is provided with an easy to use form letter generator which will merge a generalized letter produced from a word processing system(i.e. LAZY WRITER, etc.). with the name and address information from the POSTMAN MASS MAILER data base. POSTWRITER allows the user to insert any field from a POSTMAN label entry anywhere in me letter MENU OPERATION - As you would in a restaurant, choose your dinner from a list (or MENU) POSTMAN will allow you to direct its actions by selecting from various menus that it will display A complete discussion of each menu is presented in the manual. INSERT - New names can be quickly added to your list at any time. The new addresses are placed into the file in their proper sorted order eliminating the need for a separate sort operation after entering a stack of new names. POSTMAN will allow the operator to enter a batch of labels without returning to the control menu between each...
Clearer when you see what is happening on the screen. The other mistake (ao we make mistakes ) is on page 3. The manual tells you to hold the Joysticks with the red fire button closest to you. It seems that the writer had an early version of the Joysticks, so for proper operation and response, the Joysticks should be held with the fire button away from you. Enough of the not so good, now on with the great LET'S PLAY
By day you can be a mild-mannered newspaper writer, receptionist or company president, but by twilight you are ZELTAR, Kryon king. You are the dictator of the brave Colonists who have been enslaved under your reign for 700 years. You fight the Colonists and they fight you. As Kryon king you have immense power but you might lose that power if you are not careful.
Two new disks containing ten spectacular type styles each are now ready for your Epson MX80 100 with Graftrax 80 Plus. No hardware modifications are necessary and the new fonts can be used with Dot Writer. Fonts such as Chancery Medium, Computer, Medium Bold 3, Stencil, Fancy, Broadway, Shadow, Balloon and others are available in normal or italic versions. The font disks and Dot Writer are available
Super Color Writer II has a full complement of tape- and disk-access commands. All saves to disk are verified and error handling is good. Whenever an error occurs, a low beep comes from the TV. A directory of your disk may be easily obtained without leaving the program. It is also possible to save part, rather than all, of a text file. Because it is cursor-oriented, beginners might lose a file or two by having the cursor in the wrong place. This is overcome by having a prompt, filename PART SAVED appear whenever the cursor is not at the top of the file during a save. If the save would cause an overwrite of an existing file, the prompt Are you sure will be displayed and a response of Y will save the file. An extension of SCW is automatically added to any file saved without extension. If you specify a different extension, it will then become the default extension. Files may be appended to the text in memory, renamed, and killed as well.
Recreational & Educational Computing , copyright 1989, Michael W. Ecker, Ph.D., is penned by Dr. Michael W. Ecker, a reviewer, writer, computer columnist, and mathematics professor with Pennsylvania State University, the Wilkes-Barre campus. Dr. Ecker is also editor and publisher of the Recreational & Educational Computing Newsletter and the president of Recreational Mathemagical Software. The owner of 10 computers -half from Radio Shack Tandy -and 90,000 worth of software, Mike lives in Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Scranton. He welcomes your questions, insights, and general correspondence.
Packages include Electric Bookkeeper and Sales Inventory ( 49.95 each) Speed Writer and Addresser, an interactive word processing and addressing system ( 24.95 each) and Check System, also for 24.95. The company also offers games (with a fantasy and science fiction theme) as well as programs developed especially for children. For a catalog, include a
Three new computerized message systems now serve professional writers and photographers. One is Photonet, a New York-based network for advertising, publishing and photography, Photo-1 is a communications system for pho-tojournalists and photo departments to help each share resources and avoid duplication The Notebook lists notices from writers and photographers who are available for freelance assignments, databases of magazines and private sections for agents and publishers. Here's where to call for more information Photonet, 212 750 1386 (voice) Photo-1, 212 929 8030 (voice) The Notebook, 305 686 4862 (modem) and 305 648 8751 (voice).
Then I started contacting local bulletin board systems. Most are free. Many are IBM-oriented, but others are more general. One board I now use regularly is for freelance writers who share and critique each others' work. Another, a really super BBS, offers 260 interest categories, ranging from a host a medical topics to the TRS-80 national echo, which is a party line of TRS-80 users. Or I can send my thoughts along to talk show host Rush Limbaugh. That board costs 25 a year, but it's worth it to me because it also offers communication services to anyone in the world who has a computer that can tie into a BBS, at no additional cost.
I am not sure CompuServe is useful for news access. Accessing news is time consuming when you can read the same information in your local newspaper for about 20 cents. The news is not up-to-the-minute you cannot key-word search the news for desired subjects of interest (a useful feature for newscasters or freelance writers).
Since most disk owners are likely to have more than 16K, one wishes Pensadyne had added a few more features to Pensawrite 1 and not opted to interrupt text entry by writing small bodies of text and back again. Still, at the price Pensawrite 1 can serve as an occasional personal letter writer.
WRITERS CONTRIBUTORS We are seeking material from writers Send us your TRS-80 related material except that which has been previously published). Any material, articles, programs, pertinent short stories, will be appreciated. If you think you cannot write, send them we will edit and give you the credit. You may send programs on cassette (Level II preferred) or on disk- they will be returned if you provide return postage. Generous compensation will be made for well documented and non-trivial works that are accepted for publication.
The Educational Product Development Department produces the instructional sound, effective, and properly validated microcomputer-based education materials that we market. The number of writers and programmers in this department has more than doubled in the past year. This department is divided into the two areas of Software Development and Publications. The Software Development area uses in-house programmers and works with contract programmers to develop the computer programs in Radio Shack's educational courseware packages. Operation and content of our software are carefully polished through testing, revision, and retesting. Programmers, testers, and writers give special attention to user-friendliness, making sure that program options are clearly defined, that the program is easy to use, and that the student is constantly reinforced with positive messages or with guiding hints and corrections. Radio Shack Consultants, experts in various fields of education, are called upon to...
Article submissions from our readers are welcomed and encouraged Inquiries should be addressed to Submissions Editor, 80 Pine Street, Peterborough, NH 03458. Include an SASE for a copy of our writers' guidelines. Payment for accepted articles is made at a rate of approximately 50 per printed page all rights are purchased. Authors of reviews should contact the Review Editor, 80 Pine Street, Peterborough. NH 03458.
Printable ASCII characters range from 20 Hex (or 32 Decimal) to 5F Hex (or 95 Decimal). Graphics, on the other hand usually start with 80 Hex (or 128 Decimal) and run to BF Hex (or 191 Decimal). You'll notice that the above range excludes the high order bit. Most software takes this into account and strips the high order bit from the data word being accepted. Since graphics characters are hardware-dependant (they change from machine to machine), the writers of the software feel they are doing the user a favor by removing the high order bit.
TRSTimes received several letters regarding the article by Ted Barnes in our Jan Feb 1991 issue. Near the end, Ted offers to locate and share software no longer available from suppliers. Our letter writers perceived this to be an offer to swap commercial software and asked if TRSTimes condonded such blatant pirating.
Writers, students and businessmen will find the most intelligent investment is the EPS-80. For high speed printing, we offer our model DMP-85 dot matrix printer and for letter quality printing, our Electric Typing Fingers, Model ETF-80, turns your IBM Selectric or similar typewriter into a printer. When you buy the EPS-80, you get both a word processor and a powerful personal computer that will do many necessary tasks. There are fully proven computer programs for invoicing, billing, financial or engineering analysis, spreadsheet calculations, and many more. Even if you never utilize the computer capability, the EPS-80 word processor can provide filing and retreival of reference information and mail list handling in addition to fulfilling normal typing needs.
David Brain and a team of three other capable writers have provided the user with six conversion tables, each comparing one machine to one other microcomputer. Each of these tables takes the reserved word list of the subject computer (Apple, PET or TRS-80) and, to the right of this, lists the equivalent (or similar) word from the object computer's word list.
We give complete program listings that are from working programs, not just bits and pieces of computer code. Material in our journal comes from actual computer users, not writers who have little hands-on experience with your model. We discuss and give working programs for every model of TRS-80. If you own a TRS-80 Model I with exotic hardware additions, or use a Model 100 to communicate to a Model 16B, we have information you need. SUPERUTILITY + Ver. 3.0. . 59.95 DATA-WRITER Mdl l lll 124.95
It appears that programming itself may become a lost art. More and more offerings of programs that write programs are coming onto the market. In a few years we will be able to tell our machine what to do and it generates the code. At the moment, it is very structured and most program writers have such strict rules to follow that they are almost a new language in themselves. The attempts bode well for the future, but they aren't quite there yet.
An idea processor for writers who need to outline their thoughts. Volkswrlter 105 from Conroy-LaPointe (see address above). I don't need a data base, but I like playing with data bases anyway. It would be fun to design my own with this recommended program writer. The enjoyment would justify the program's high price for me. Hypercross 50 from Hypersoft, P.O. Box 5115, Raleigh. NC 27609. 919-847-4779, 6-11 p.m. Manufacturer Hypersoft. Perfect Writer (with speller) 199 from Conroy-LaPointe Inc. (see address above). An outlining program, and a good writer's crutch.
Kno- what I now know, would I connect again To that the answer is Yes I am looking for future expansion, more data bases, and a realization of one of the dreams of the Science Fiction writers Electronic Information Service in the home WANT MORE INFORMATION If you need more information, write the Telecommunications Corp of America, 1616 Anderson Road, McLean, VA 22102 or call toll free 1 -800 336 3330
I was sipping my Diet mineral water and munching on lo-cal cheesecake for lunch (writers tend toward corpulence) when my office phone rang. Is this William Barden, Jr. author of Radio Shack's 'TRS-80 Assembly Language Programming' Yes, I admitted, eyeing the remainder of the cheesecake. I have a collect call for you from Radio Shack, Fort Worth. Will you accept the charges Yes, Operator.
Contact Hardin Brothers through CompuServe. GO PCS-117 to the Writers' and Editors' SIG (WESIG), and leave your message on section zero of the message board. You can also write to him at 280 N. Campus Ave, Upland, CA 91786. Enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope if you want a reply.
LAZY WRITER Lazy Writer is the most advanced word processing system on the11 market for the TRS-80 Mod I & III your money can buy. I * I Reviewers have stated time and time again that Lazy Writer is easy 1. Purchase and examine all other word processing programs on the market, and then purchase Lazy Writer or . Lazy Writer Mod 175.00
After many unsuccessful attempts at trying to get my Model 4 to use the spooler with Lazy Writer, I wrote to AlphaBit Communications, Inc. The solution, though not included in the manual, is simple. Copy the SYS-DRV CMD file, found on the Lazy Writer disk, for 6.X.X to Pl CMD. When the spooler is operational, it's automatically used with Lazy Writer. I use this JCL file to activate the spooler
Lazy Writer has long been highly regarded, and it started with more features than any other TRS-80 word processing program. Its author continues to add features, printer drivers, data sheets, and newsletters that make it the best supported word processing program available for the TRS-80. n 80 Micro. August 1963
YOU COULD BE USING LAZY WRITER - NOW ONLY 124.95 I would give Lazy Writer my highest recommendation Stew Schneider in On-Line Today LAZY WRITER FOR MODEL I. III. OR 4 124.95 LazyMerge Form Letter program will pull names from a mail list kept in Lazy Writer. No need to buy an extra mail list program, plus you get great flexibility. Insert any information from your mail list (including user dc fined fields) into a form letter, use all the formatting features of Lazy Writer, including bold, underlining, etc. in your form letter.
Rs have praised Midwest Data System's Auto-Writer for its unique, versatile approach data base management. Now DATA-WRITER does even more New File Editor lets you edit your data base without an independent word processor. Or, if you prefer, use your own word processor (Electric Pencil, Lazy Writer or Scripsit) to create and edit your data base. Report' Generator for columnar tabulations with automatic headings, pagination, totals and subtotals, and sophisticated formatting control. DATA-WRITER'S unique flexibility enables you to modify your report format as you wish without the need to scrap it and start fresh. DATA-WRITER is both powerful and easy to use. If has speed and versatility not available in any so-called data base management system. As one Auto-Writer user said, Why hasn't someone done this before
THE SUPER COLOR WRITER II The Word Processor that re-wrote the book on Word Processing The Super Color Writer is a FAST, machine code, full featured, character (screen) oriented word processing system for the TRS-80(TM) Color Computer and ANY printer. The video display is styled after a professional phosphor (green characters on black background) display for hours of use without eye fatigue (optional orange on black). The unique print WINDOW frees you from 32,51 or 64 character lines FOREVER This window can be moved anywhere in the text file, up, down, left or right to display the text as it will be printed without wasting paper. You can create or edit Super Color Terminal files, ASCII files, BASIC programs or Editor Assembler source listings. It's simple enough for beginners with 4K and for the professional writer with a 32K disk system and a lot to say, there's plenty of room to say it
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Judging from the sentence structure and spelling, the writer's formal education in English must have been that of watching a maximum of two American movies in a downtown Seoul movie theater in 1984, or possibly a graduate of the Los Angeles Unified School System. The manual was atrocious, and while cable connection was clearly explained (does anyone really need instructions on how to run a wire from the wall connection to the modem, and then another wire from the modem to the phone Well, maybe), it made references to various cryptic modem strings and the explanation of the command language was dutyfully omitted.
Features include page breaks before printing, disk directory without going to DOS, user definable function keys, and more. Prints super & subscripts, boldface, underlining, reverse indents, headers & footers, automatic page numbering, and more. Lazy Writer should be your selection if your word processing needs involve long or complicated documents Lazy Writer Extensions Lazydoc, 55.95 Lazytab, 13.95 Lozy Writer
If you purchase both Postman and Lazy Writer at the same time, at list price, (or if you already own one of the packages and now want ot purchase the other), we will at no extra cost include the Postwriter package FREE. To purchase this package say I want the best package on the market so send me the full system at one time . This includes the Postman, Convert 1 and Convert 2. The package works on all quality operating systems based on the Tandy disk format (TRSDOS, LDOS, NEWDOS, NEWDOS-80, etc.)
I always wanted to be a science fiction writer, but I hate typewriters. Scribbling notebooks full of futuristic prose is a slow, painful procedure. When I heard about word processors and saw a microcomputer cheap enough to buy, I imagined sci-fi novels pouring out of my brain onto a video display. Even if I couldn't afford a printer right away I would just store my prose on tape. The microcomputer would make me a science fiction writer, for sure. So I bought a Level I 4K TRS-80. Needless to say, you cannot do word processing with Level I Basic (maybe you can, but who would want to ). You know the pattern from here get Level II and 16K learn Level II try to do serious programming without a printer get a printer tire of cassette wish for floppy disks settle for something cheaper get a lowercase modification get a better printer subscribe to several computer magazines wish for a word processing program that can work with my particular collection of peripherals.
Having CLEARed, you can now DEFine variables as strings, to save having to put after the variable every time it's used. However, the trap is that every variable starting with that name will be a string, e.g. if DEFSTRA, A will become a string variable, but so too will A1, AQ, A2. Actually the writer doesn't generally use the DEFSTR because of the real likelihood of forgetting it's been done. Again, the writer doesn't use a global DEFINT for fear of forgetting having done so.
Integrates with WordStar, Deskmate, Spellbinder, Volkswriter. Open Access, Allwrite, Newscript, Lazy Writer, Superscripsit, Scripsit, Electric Pencil, Copy Art, Powerscript, Zorlof, and LeScript (specify). Begins proofing at the stroke of a key returns you to word processing automatically.
MICRO ARCHITECT. 96 Dothan St Arlington. Ma. 02174, has announced the new I0M-III. an INTERACTIVE DATA MANAGER fo TRS-80 DOS systems of 32K and up Priced at 49.00. the IDM-III provides a general purpose. Interactive, simple but yet powerful solution to database management. II contains a data initialization sub-system, a data manipulation sub-system, a report writer aub-system. report generator and supports both sequential and random access Write for further information.
If you purchase both Postman and Lazy Writer at the same time, at list price, (or if you already own one of the packages above and now want to purchase the other), we will at no extra cost include the Postwriter package FREE. There are 2 ways to purchase this package. The first way is to say I want the best package on the market so send me the full system at one time . This includes the Postman Data Handler, Convert 1 and Convert 2. The package works on all quality operating systems based on the Tandy disk format (TRSDOS, VTOS, NEWDOS, NEW-DOS-8O, etc.)
I am a science writer, editorial consultant, and a longtime believer in humor as a way of getting people to do things they otherwise wouldn't. To see when I, and the scientists I work with, stop being clear, I wrote a BASIC program for my word-processing Model III. It analyzes a text file and it calculates a ' Gobbledegook Quotient, or GQ for short.
Ecker is a Perm State University math professor as well as a computer writer-reviewer and columnist with 300 publication credits. Mike is also Editor Publisher of Recreational & Educational Computing (REC) and the TRS-80 columnist for Vulcan's Computer Monthly, the only major computer magazine with a TRS-80 column.
Apparently the problem is very rare, and at least initially, was quite elusive. Ainsworth had noticed a previous comment by someone who also had the problem, and the other writer thought maybe the problem was due to a floppy drive not reaching full speed soon enough, and therefore failing to report a file already existed. If no file existed, apparently Aliwrite would then create a new file to save to. The other user set the DELAY parameter to allow 1 second for the floppies to accelerate. No further comment from the other party. Ainsworth tried this also, but it didn't solve the problem for him.
Phillips is a ZBASIC com piled full function Word Processing program that al lows you to do many of the functions that the big commercial packages do. The program is very easy to use and has a built In help screen if you run into any problems. The buffer Is capable of handeling up to 334 lines of text and 80 Writer takes full advantage of all 3 Function keys and allows a user definable screen to be added to the program. 80-Writer currently supports tiie Italic, Boldface, Expanded, Subscript, and Superscript modes of Epson and compatable printers. Future versions may support other printers as well. 80 Writer is a SHAREWARE program and Steve requests a 20.00 donation if you find the program useful, in return for your donation you will receive a printed manual and update information as well as continued support and information about other programs.
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This is one of six COMMNET-8O systems. It's modest, but is one of the friendlier boards we ran across. It requires no registration or fees, and has no time limits, except in the game section. The data base includes 90 programs for downloading. with an emphasis on 0rchestra-80 85 files. Some of the programs include Startrek NOBUGMSG, a pre-log-on text writer by Ray Furlong NWPROMPT, a NEWDOS 8O prompt customizer Menu, a menu program Change, a password changer and SYSTST, an LDOS utility for checking the integrity of LDOS system files.
Check Writer 80 We now have an opportunity to tell you about one of Radio Shack's newest programs, Check Writer 80 , our an Check Writer 80 is one of our most versatile programs, with the capacity for storing information on up to nine bank accounts. The program also has the ability to display that account information automatically, by just entering the account number. Check Writer 80 can be an asset for the small business person and or the home record keeper. Check Writer 80 (which is also a check register), maintains a file of seventy-five payees and up to thirty expense codes, and allows the user to determine the To-Date Balance in any of the expense areas. We mentioned that Check Writer 80 can be used for your small business and we are sure that you can think of many ways it can be an aid for your business as well. One of the areas where it can be used is for keeping petty cash accounts separated. Check Writer 80 is a computerized bookkeeper, giving you truly simplified accounting.
Super Color Writer Never sit down with a pen and paper again With Super Color Writer, you can Write Letters Cheques Address Labels Invoices College Essays Short Stories And anything else you might think of. Super Color Writer has features found in word processors costing much more, includes features not found in any word processor at any price
There are many other sources for funds Federal monies are available under Title IV funding and your local Radio Shack dealer should have information available on it Plan on finding a good grant writer to help you We have noted that many companies donate appliances to home economics departments at or below cost, since the students trained on their equipment tend to become future customers. We have been trying to convince Radio Shack of the wisdom of such a policy. At the same time we have offered to become a demonstration school.
TRSTimes Is put together in a variety of ways. The front cover ffflee are done on ALLWRITE and Dot Writer, run m Hostel (II Da F us, The rest of the cover, of count, fe pasted up. T i submitted Ssi Newdos 80 format if tramfefred to lf S B 00Si format using COPYA1D2. TBSDOS 1.3. text aiso Is transferred to Model 4 format It Is then processed with LeScripl
Ecker, holder of a Ph.D. in mathematics, is a Pennsylvania State University mathematics professor as well as a computer writer-reviewer and columnist with 350 publication credits. The author of two books, Mike is also Editor Publisher of Recreational & Educational Computing (orREC), from which parts of this column were drawn. Now in its seventh year (1992), REC is available for 27 per year in USA or 36 outside North America. Readers of this magazine are invited to try atrial subscription of three sample issues ( 10 in USA or 13 outside North America).
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For users comfortable using Level 2 Basic, SuperBasic was like a brave new world. It had all the L2 Basic functions, but then went on to create several more ideally suited to the committed Basic program writer. I had originally been tutored in Fortran and took some habits into writing Basic with me. I always put spaces into statements to separate functions for easy reading and filled my programs with comments so that it was easier to figure out which variables did what and just what was going on. I also started out using a lot of subroutines to minimize my writing, but the programs ran like snails in the Basic interpreter. Then there was also the problem of debugging those programs efficiently. To the rescue came Super-Basic While MULTIDOS is clearly user friendly and supports the Basic programmer fully, LDOS 5.1.4 has a hacker environment which is good for applications and probably the most advanced Job Control Language available for these machines today. Problem is, with different...
Only a bit later after Computer Shopper dropped me -dumped is a better word - along with two-thirds of the writers in late 1990 to early 1991,1 was free to use my own name, which I have used to date in writing Your TRS-80 Column. Free to use my own name - just as Computer Monthly's editor wanted. Such freedom I did not need, I might add, for in the process, Computer Shopper cheated me out of 5,000 that I have never been paid. This was for the many stories I wrote on assignment in the last half-year of 1990 but which were never used. But the egregious manner in which all the Ziff-Davis publications (e.g., Computer Shopper) treat writers is another story best told elsewhere - and besides, I might want to write for one of those SOBs again and don't want to be quoted accurately later. (So what that these people don't know how to match a pronoun and antecedent They pay well.) An interesting aside about the ethics of editors I just wrote that I was not disappointed when I got the call...
Scriptr allows the writer to jump from the word processor to DOS and back again. The program permits output of special printer codes to any parallel printer and includes preprogrammed functions for the MX-80 and Microline 80. A half dozen sample programs are included to tutor the writer while learning Scriptr. Lazy Writer Soft Sector Marketing 6250 Middlebelt Garden City, Ml 48135 Models I & ill 175 Lazy Writer is a full-function, second-generation word processing program. Author To cram all of these features into the program and still leave room for 5,400 words of text in a 48K computer required that Lazy Writer be written in modules. One exists for text entry and editing, another for disk file manipulation, and a third for the printing functions. Utilities are provided to rescue lost text, to remove non-standard codes from Scripsit files, and to set individualized printer parameters. There are printer drivers for parallel, serial and TRS-232 operation and an RS-232 package for...
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