Hand written user guide for BBC Micro.

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Hand written user guide for BBC Micro.

Post by Steve Goodey » Fri Jun 29, 2018 11:26 am

Hello,

Hope I've posted this in the correct area, apologies if not. I've also tried a search on the forum and further afield with no luck.

When I originally bought a BBC Micro I also purchased a user guide that was a proper printed user guide but was done as a hand written version. I'm trying to find the name/author, and also if someone can confirm such a thing existed as I'm beginning to doubt my memory as I can't find anything about such a thing anywhere.

Just to confirm it was a proper publication, just done in a rather strange way.

Thanks for any help/comments.

Regards, Steve.

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Post by 1024MAK » Fri Jun 29, 2018 11:51 am

Was this an Acorn manual, or a book from a publisher?

There were some books that were published that were done in the way you describe.

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Post by Steve Goodey » Fri Jun 29, 2018 12:02 pm

Book from a publisher.

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Post by Elminster » Fri Jun 29, 2018 12:29 pm

Are there any other clues?

Year(ish)
Size
Colour
Topics cover
Machines covered

Anything else you can remember?

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Post by Steve Goodey » Fri Jun 29, 2018 12:42 pm

Yeah, sorry about being so vague.

It was definitely about the BBC Micro and it could have been about the BASIC language.

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Post by Elminster » Fri Jun 29, 2018 1:36 pm

If you look in the link in my signature at my book collection you could have a look at the covers to see if any look familiar, I not sure if any were Pseudo handwritten though.

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Post by SteveF » Fri Jun 29, 2018 4:20 pm

Could it have been Donald Alcock's "Illustrating BBC Basic" ? I'm on my phone so can't post a link conveniently but you can Google it. I never read it but your description reminded me of his "Illustrating C".

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Post by Elminster » Fri Jun 29, 2018 7:47 pm

Ah yes i do have that book in my collection. Although couldnt lay my hands on it, but that is what google is for :)

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Post by Steve Goodey » Sat Jun 30, 2018 9:05 pm

Excellent. Thanks very much guys. You gave me the answers I needed.

The book in question is https://www.amazon.co.uk/Illustrating-B ... G. Alcock

Regards, Steve

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