8-Bit Software

Hints And Tips

Numerical Index

From 73 de G4BLT @ GB7WRG
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Intro
001 Finding the last line number in a BASIC program.
002 Page mode on/off and halting a scrolling screen.
003 Padding strings to a certain length.
004 Scrambling the random number generator!
005 Self validating input.
006 Shortened IF statement.
007 Simple bleep.
008 Changing the simple bleep.
009 Key Pressed check.
010 The use of INPUT LINE.
011 Function to ensure a certain number of chars are entered.
012 Number input function.
013 Status functions.
014 Star commands in a program.
015 Alphabetic sort.
016 Program size.
017 Find a string in a program.
018 Wacky error message!
019 Locking out lower case.
020 Putting a function key in the keyboard buffer.
021 Press space to continue.
022 Time Delays.
023 Printer output only.
024 Simulate a duff TV!
025 Cube Roots.
026 Integer Variables.
027 Disc Relocate.
028 User port experimenting (1).
029 User port experimenting (2).
030 Program verify.
031 Tape reset
032 Unwanted Spaces?
033 Fitting both BASIC1 and BASIC2 in one Beeb!
034 Lower case commands.
035 Saving memory.
036 Simplified star commands.
037 Menu.
038 Double height INPUT!
039 Timed INPUT.
040 Date input routine.
041 User key editor.
042 Saving user key definitions.
043 Wordwise and the user keys.
044 Multiple menu technique.
045 Ultra simple disk menu.
046 Extra large printing.
047 MODE 7 box.
048 Centered text.
049 Screen border.
050 Novel screen clearing!
051 Inverse colour text.
052 Drawing circles and discs.
053 String formatting.
054 Capitals conversion.
055 TAB command.
056 Altering the cursor.
057 Reversing flags.
058 WHILE...DO Structure (BASIC 5)
059 Variable names.
060 Opening disk files.
061 RESTORE Statement.
062 Abbreviations.
063 Underlining in WordWise.
064 Error reporting.
065 Error calls.
066 Storing MODE 7 screen.
067 Sideways ROM search.
068 Secure cipher code.
069 Ignoring shift/Caps lock.
070 Caps Lock and Shift reverse!
071 Acorn DFS 0.90 and 1.20 DNFS workspace.
072 Top 10 speed techniques.
073 Interlacing in MODEs 0-6.
074 Interlacing in MODE 7.
075 Random numbers not including zero.
076 Jumping out of loops and procedures.
077 *FX lookalike.
078 Reading *FX calls.
079 User port experimenting (3).
080 Text screen dump.
081 Booting from secondary drives.
082 Building a !BOOT file.
083 "Can't extend" errors.
084 *SAVE bug.
085 Disk drive hints.
086 Formatted disk speed.
087 Acorn DFS PAGE setting.
088 Auto loading of disk files.
089 Moving text. Part 1
090 Moving text. Part 2
091 Shadow printing.
092 Graphics demo.
093 Exploring fractals.
094 Blanking the screen.
095 Auto screen off.
096 Printer pound/hash sign fix.
097 Printing listings (1).
098 Printing listings (2).
099 Greek Characters.
100 Printer routine snag.
101 Second processor hints
102 Speech Procedure.
103 Super fast relocate.
104 Controlling Shidt/Caps Lock from withing a program.
105 GOTO/ GOSUB line tokens.
106 Pretty VDU7 Bell.
107 Key pressed bleep.
108 Wordwise pad character snag.
109 Disabling ROMs.
110 Slowing down programs.
111 Tube indicator.
112 Use for EVAL.
113 Altering the RS423 format.
114 Another relocate program.
115 Saving files.
116 Comparing disk files.
117 Comparing programs with Memory.
118 !BOOT file hint.
119 *RUN hint.
120 *EXEC file nesting.
121 Merging BASIC programs.
122 REM alternative.
123 VDU code reminder.
124 VDU oddities.
125 DIM oddity.
126 Alphabetic comparison.
127 ON ERROR tip.
128 Date compression.
129 Number compression.
130 Coloured text and backgrounds.
131 Stripey background hint.
132 Speech! hint.
133 ROM/RAM board fix.
134 Writing 'legal' programs.
135 Wordwise cursor hint.
136 Worwise margin tips.
137 Wordwise Plus line tip.
138 Wordwise Plus bug.
139 Wordwise Plus paging hints.
140 ADFS filename snag.
141 Reset to ADFS.
142 Language problems.
143 *MOVE syntax.
144 ADFS *COPY syntax.
145 Plotting Ellipses.
146 VDU terminator.
147 Character fonts.
148 ROM sockets.
149 When is a 1770 FDC not a 1770 FDC?
150 Incorrect capacitors.
151 Interword TAB hint.
152 Interword line hint.
153 View extended highlights.
154 !BOOT file for Viewspell.
155 Splitting large files.
156 INKEY(-256) command.
157 Calendar Functions.
158 Multiple Windows.
159 Accelerating step rate.
160 Killing ROMs.
161 Instant migraine!
162 High quality audio output.
163a BASIC program format part 1.
163b BASIC program format part 2.
164 'Hard' Break/reset.
165 Date stamping disks.
166 Date stamping disks (for Master).
167 Auto-date function.
168 Drawing text boxes.
169 !BOOTING convert.
170 Composite video colour.
171 Negative inkey code.
172 Another calendar function.
173 ROM problems.
174 Decimal-Hex-Binary convertor.
175 TRACE.
176 Simple menu selection.
177 Remarks and all that.
178 Discy flopps.
179 Reading/Writing registers with OSBYTE.
180 Printer snag.
181 Friangle.
182 Stripes in Wordwise Plus.
183 View text ruler.
184 Master ADFS compacting routine.
185 Master battery pack + internal modem.
186 Master 128 power supply tip.
187 Hashing around.
188 Master/ARC scroll quirk.
189 Master/compact/ARC printer ignore character.
190 Rescuing files with 'E' attribute on ADFS.
191 Uses of *SRWRITE on Master.
192 *EXEC files on Master.
193 Making the most of View (1) - expanding your macros.
194 Making the most of View (2) - yet more macros!
195 Making the most of View (3) - function keys.
196 Making the most of View (4) - registers.
197 Disc hint - 40/80T.
198 High-density floppy discs.
199 Disc backups.
200 !Boot and MosPlus hint.
201 Configuring Escape key.
202 Beeb composite video output.
203 Master/BBC 1772 DFS chip snag.
204 Attractive menu boxes for the BBC master.
205 Master View/Viewsheet hint.
206 Wordwise Plus string bug.

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