COMMENTS ON MEMBERS' PROGAMS ============================ From 0E7 Re-Inking I like this idea and will try it outwhen my present ribbon gives up theghost. Will any brand of marking inksuffice or is there a recommendation? Character Definer I don't seem to be able to get this towork the way I think it is intended andcan't find any key instructions. Canfurther information be given please? Presenting Poland part 2. This is an excellent program as waspart 1. On the completion of part IIIcould not all three programs becombined onto one disc and run as oneprogram followed up by the PolishCarols (which are also excellent),assuming that technicalities do notprevent the idea? Union Jack Could the flag not be larger and madeto flutter with the National Anthembeing played? Rather ambitious Isuppose but nothing to 8BS programmers(I hope). Satellite Picture Where's Michael? Tax and Insurance A very useful data bank but how doesone get the money? Hopefully this willbe updated or can the program bemodified so DIY applies? Basic Reader This is a very interesting programmewhich would be great if one couldobtain a printout of it. Is thispossible, and if so, how? Weights and Measures As stated this was just asking for thistreatment. A great improvement over theoriginal and I don't think it can bebettered. ADFS Menu Very good but I find the instructionsunder the files/directories confusing:CJR (White) Choose (Green) Directory(Red) Program (Yellow) or $(Green) Is the cursor floating under C of CJRnecessary, do we need CJR in the lineat all? Why not amend the line if possible asfollows:- Choose (White) Directory (Red) Program(Yellow) or $(White) This would line up better with thefiles and directories. Why cannot thesebe either numbered or lettered and nota mixture of both which is confusing asit exists. If the files were numberedand the directories lettered this wouldbe more acceptable but there are somequeer characters in amongst that lot. From E.J.Shuker ID 176 Disc Function. A more extensive info file would bewelcome. Picture Gallery. How do we use this to show picturesfrom Issue 22? -- A new version of this programappears on this issue. After selectingit from the 8BS menu, insert the diskwith the pictures you wish to view,choose the directory using theprogram's OS command option, select theappropriate MODE, and follow theon-screen prompts to choose whichpictures you want displayed. Bear inmind that archived screens will have tobe de-archived first, following theinstructions in the Issue 22 magazine. Clock. Excellent as it survives Break. (Asimilar Master/BBC B program appearedon the disc with December Acorn User) Push the Bale. Has anyone a program to allow use of a)A Trackerball b) A switched joystick inplace of cursor or other keys? From 20G C.J.Richardson's version of the Unitconversion Prog. (Issue 23) A handy program, with colour now byChris. A good program improved, thankyou both. The Issue 23 disc (C.Richardson) C.J.Richardson as editor of this discwas first class. He hoped that it wouldbe entertaining and it certainly waswith his graphics appearing now andagain. The up and down reading of thetext was helpful too. Letterbox (S.Johnson) Some good procedures here for differentstyle text and as I am a bit slow atgrasping how things work, I was verypleased with the very detailed REMs. Utils (John Carpenter) Thanks John for the utilFNlen(len$,len%), the one that putsspaces after a short INPUT. I have beenlooking for this one for a program.Your utils also helped me to understandFN's a bit more. From 24K Character designer This crashes with a 'too many dims'error very early in the program on mymachine. Does this program work on theB? Samples I enjoyed the samples contained on theADFS disc. Please can we have more onthe disc in the future. Is it possibleto prevent the computer corrupting thescreen? -- Sound samples are always verypopular, but take up relatively hugeamounts of memory and do not compressespecially well (by contrast withgraphics screens, which can becompressed to as little as 5% of theiroriginal size). Members who are aftersamples can find several megabytes ofthem in the TBI pool. The corruption of the screen is, Ithink, purely due to the length of thesample data being loaded inover-running HIMEM. This can be avoidedon the Master when shadow memory isbeing used.