8-Bit Software Online Conversion

                            To: 999 (all members) From: 20G (Roy Dickens) Subject: Program info. OSMap2 In the 8BS issue number 39 Neil Taylor submitted a program OS-MAP. He asked for someone to change it to BBC basic. This was done by Derrick Pritchard- Jones in issue 40. Neil also stated he would like to see it 'dressed up'. Well I've had a go with a bit of colour etc. (Perhaps over dressed!). Anyway thanks Neil and Derrick for the challenge. The Ordnance Survey (3miles :1inch) motoring atlas was a good guide to study the National Grid.        Program name: DownLd By: C.J.Richardson. Until recently I had told BBC users with ADFS to avoid using this and use DFS instead for 8BS issues. This is to do with memory problems (PAGE at &1D00). I recently found someone with a BBC and ADFS only. I have written a short conversion utility so that BBC users with ADFS should now be able to run the majority of 8BS articles. The conversion program is obtainable from the main menu. Use * commands to change filing systems and move around directories, then enter the name of the file to run. There is a short delay whilst the program is downloaded. Please note that the majority of software coming from 8BS is tested on a BBC with DFS only and I cannot guarantee that every program will work on a BBC with ADFS. It is possible that occasionally the main menu will not run due to it's size. I would appreciate any feedback on this program! This program can be found on the ADFS version of TBI-00 and future ADFS versions of 8BS magazine issues.    By C.J.Richardson. This program will archive up to 50 filenames into one. Especially useful for DFS users. DFS has a filename limit. The program will allow you to add files to the archive at a later date. You cannot delete files from the archive (the program could be adapted to do so). The program allows you to de-archive all files or just one and then run it. You may view the files in the archive. You may also use * commands. To use the program: CHAIN"Arch`de" The main menu offers you 3 options and a * command facility: Option 1. Archive Files. Choosing this option takes you to a sub-menu with 2 further options. The first of which is to start a new archive, the second to continue building an existing archive. Both options start by asking which archive you want to begin/add to. You then enter the name/s of the file/s to archive. Finish by pressing RETURN. Option 2. De-Archive Files. When you choose this option you are first asked which archive you want to split. Enter the filename of the archive you wish to split. You are then presented with the available archived files in that archive. You may now choose option 1 to de-archive all of the files or option 2 to de-archive just one of the files. If you choose to de-archive just one file, when de-archiving is complete, you will be given the option to CHAIN or *RUN the de-archived file or to continue in the archiver/de-archiver. If you use a twin drive, you have no need to copy archived files to the blank disc first. Make the drive with the blank disc the current drive with *DR. <num>. Then when prompted for the source file, enter the full pathname including the drive number. For example. The archived file View is in drive 2. The blank disc is in drive 1. Load the de-archiver. Type *DRIVE 1. Type RUN. Enter 2 to de-archive. Enter :2.View. Enter 1. The file will be de-archived directly from drive 2 to drive 1. Option 3. View Archived Files. Choosing this option allows you to see what files are in an archive. Enter the name of the archive. * Command. Type * followed by any * command to change drives etc. Remember that some * commands corrupt memory and will overwrite the program. Do not enter file names longer than 10 characters. This will not allow full pathnames in ADFS, but as ADFS uses a directory structure, there is no need to archive files for ADFS. This program will probably feature on future 8BS issues as it enables single programs to be easily fished out of a large archive. As a lot of the programs submitted to 8BS are short and sweet, this will no longer pose a problem for DFS users.      To: 999 All Members From: 3WU (Fred Price) Subject: Poem - of Age? Well here is a little poem that may be very apt for some of us but hopefully not all ( well not yet anyway ) and its title is: >>>>> My Get Up And Go Has Went <<<<< And please dont ask me where because I can not tell you! As usual set your printer up and center it as well. That's one thing I can do on my printer, so if anyone knows the VDU code to center a programme up will you let me know? You will find it listed in Basic as: >>>>>>>>> GETUP <<<<<<<<<  To: 999 (all members) From: K6N (Brian Raw) Subject: ASCII Editor If there are any other members who like me have not got a word processor on their Beeb frustrated with not having an 80 character screen editor then this program may help. Although it is a little jumpy due to all the CLS's I find it not as bad as EDLIN (a difficult line editor on PC) or !*BUILD for that matter which is even worse, but not an editor. Each line must end with a return so has a maximum lengh of 80 and a minimum of 1. The major problem with any program of this type is keeping track of the cursor.My solution being a two pass screen printer,on the first pass print the whole screen (24 lines) starting with ?!&78, on the second print upto ?!&7C this being the address of the byte at the cursor position.The only other major variables being !&70=start of data and !&74=end of data ?!&74=&FF I have left the program spread out for readability so extra memory could be scrounged by removing the empty lines and making the lines as long as possible, removing redundant lines. The program automatically adjusts where to put the start of data to &100 above TOP. A quick word of warning, doing this program brought to light the problem of wrap around, it is still a problem so make sure that a return is the last character on the line, not simply a space causing wrap around. EDITOR..... There are two versions of the editor loader on this disc. Both selectable from the main menu. One loads the editor and then loads a help file. The other does not load the help file.  LABEL-IT - THE LABEL PRINTER by Dave Bradforth Label-IT is a fairly short program which offers - Yes you've guessed it - the facility to print labels! The program could prove very useful if you are in the habit of sending out lots of letters, and you have access to a dot-matrix printer with some fanfold labels. Although there have been many, far more comprehensive, label printing programs available (such as the one in Mini Office II), this program should prove useful if you only want to print single address labels a number of times, or even a lot of labels at once. Alter the start name and address in the program and re-save it if you use the same address regularly. CONTACTING THE AUTHOR-TYPE PERSON For those of you who don't know me, I'm somebody who is very keen to ensure that the BBC scene continues for some time yet - despite being a keen Risc PC and Archimedes series user! If you have any suggestions for ways in which Label-IT could be improved, then why not write to me and tell me - or even better, write the improvement yourself! To be perfectly honest, I don't really have the time to sit down and update my old 'progettes' owing to demands of study ... still, I see no reason why the program should stop where it is! Keep the Beeb alive! I can be contacted BY POST at the address below; hopefully I will be able to obtain an e-mail box soon! ENJOY! Dave Bradforth 40 Honiton Road Romford Essex RM7 9AJ     