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Issue 45 : April 1986

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Business Focus
Our special 9 pages of information for business micro users start here. Our authors advise on the best upgrades for your office, explain operating systems and review the Pear Tree KBL128 PC.
Commanding Ideas - Michael Ginns
Michael reveals how readers with disc drives or sideways RAM can add their own commands to the Basic language - and his utility programs are all written in Basic.
Learning by the Book - Joe Telford
Turn a cheap add-on, the Tandy Electronic Book, into a concept keyboard to educate and amuse children with Joe's innovative ideas and software.
Spray Away - Peter Voke
Peter shows you how to create professional-looking three dimensional graphics without the mathematics - using spray painting techniques and angled lighting.
The Great Music Competition
Win a £1500 complete music system - Master 128 with monitor, disc drive, UMI 2B 16 channel sequencer and Casio CZ101 keyboard - in our big competition.
Hints and Tips - Martin Phillips
Play a great April Fool joke on your friends using your micro.
First Byte - Tessie Revivis
Tessie presents a listing to take the pain out of programming.
Expanding for Business - Bruce Smith
Bruce advises on the pros, cons and costs of upgrading your business system.
Office Upgrades - Roger Carus
What you can do to expand the limitations of the stand alone Beeb.
Operating Systematically - Simon Williams
Simon takes the lid off Acorn's micros and explains the operating systems they run under.
Education News - Nick Evans
What's new in the world of micros in the classroom.
Simulations for schools - Chris Drage and Nick Evans
Evaluate the educational use of simulation programs.
Games Reviews
The Way of the Exploding Fist from Melbourne House and Lothlorien's Waterloo.
Games/Books Reviews
Red Arrows by Database, Level 9's Red Moon and Beginner's Guide to Interfacing the BBC Micro.
Comparing Statistics - Roger Carus
Roger looks at Statcalc, Statspak and Unistat Statistical package.
Interior Information - Roger Carus
Computer Concepts' Intersheet and Interchart come under scrutiny.
Pear Tree's Business Micro - Roger Carus
Is a Beeb packaged for business a good buy?
Fair Shares for Printers
George Hill tests Keyzone's Printer Sharer and Printer Changer.
Hardware/Book reviews
Seiko RC 1000 Wrist Terminal and Advanced Programming Guide to the BBC Micro reviewed.
Speech Synthesisers - Martin Phillips
Martin runs though the options for adding a voice to your Beeb.
Me and my micro
Disc subscriptions
McHugh Bibliography offer
Cassette subscriptions
Acorn User cassettes offer
UserROM offer
Yellow Pages
UserRam Offer
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Acorn Abuser's Diary

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