Original manual supplied with the Amstrad PCW 9512+. It contains the operation and instructions of the machine. It starts from installation after unpacking, using the disks, going through LocoScript 2, Mailmerge, Locomail and ending with a brief introduction to CP/M. It consists of a total of 22 chapters.
This manual is bound in thin color cardboard covers, and the inner sheets in thin normal paper in black and white whose measurements are; Height 20.80 cm x Width 31.50 cm.
CONTENTS Chapter 1: Setting up your PCW8512+ Unpacking your PCW9512+ Electrical safety Finding a home your PCW9512+ Caring for the PCW9512+ Connecting the units together Stating up Copying Discs After copying About computer discs Storing your data Looking after discs Write-protecting discs Storing and retrieving material How discs work About Drive M The Keyboard The cursor keys and number pad Caps Lock Resetting the computer Summing up Chapter Two What is word processing? General principles of using LocoScript 2 The Disc Management Screen Opening a new document A note about file-names The Editing Screen About the Information lines Meet the cursor The page-bar Beginning to type Typing tips Editing your text Tidying after deletiions Making a printed copy Putting paper in the printer Printer Control State Leaving Printer Control Printing and saving Editing a document A simple example Moving round the document Other ways of moving around a document About file-names and extensions More about the Information Lines Summing up Chapter Three More about Discs Back to the Disc Management Screen Bytes and kilobytes The group columns Limbo files Erasing files for security reasons Hidden and system files Moving the highlight bars Control keys The Function Keys Function Keyf1 - Actions Function Key f2-Disc Copying discs Verifying discs Formatting discs Renaming discs Function Key f3 - FIle Copying files Moving a file Erasing a file Files that can't be erased Security deletion Renaming a file Recovering a document from Limbo Function Key f4 - Group Function Key f5 - Document Function Key f6 - Settings Function Key f7 - Disc Change Function Key f8 - Options Hidden and Limbo files Large characters Sticky shift keys Making a working disc Different kinds of disc Using the Start of Day Disc and the working discs Saving documents while working Printing from the Disc Management Screen Summing up Chapter Four The Style Menu Style tutorial How do enhancements work? Style Menu Options Style features and the Information Lines LocoScript 2 Style Codes Making the codes visible Underlining text already entered Removing enhancements Combining styles Some useful short cuts More about the Set Menu Picking items from the Set and Clear Menus The choice is yours Finding your way around long documents Searching for (UniT) codes A warning Last but not least Summing up Chapter Five Justification and alignment Centring lines Cancelling centring Forcing lines to the right margin Right justification Blanks and spaces Justification and proportional type Should you justify? Summing up Chapter Six The Size Menu Line-space and line-pitch Line-space Changing the line-spacing Line pitch Changing the line pitch Inserting extra lines after RETURN Selecting extra blank lines Returning to the default values Changing character size and pitch How to change the character pitch Normal and double-width type Character pitch and margin settings Printer codes Summing up Chapter Seven More about page and line breaks Indented lines Indenting the first line of a paragraph Indenting a complete paragraph Numbered or lettered paragraphs Scripts Fine control of word wrap Hard spaces Hard hyphens Soft hyphens Soft spaces Controlling page breaks manually The wrong way to force a new page Forced page breaks When to use the commands Shorthand key strokes Avoiding breaking text at page boundaries Some notes about page bounddaries Summing up Chapter Eight Working with blocks of text Scissors and paste Making deletions Points to watch The COPY and PASTE keys About the buffers Repeated insertions Copying text Copying blocks into a different document Blocks and codes Showing blocks Saving blocks on disc Merging documents LocoScript 2 Phrases Using a Phrase What Phrases do you have? Adding your own Phrases Saving Phrases on disc The PHRASES.STD file Getting ready to store Phrases Deleting Phrase Saving Phrases Other Phrases files Making and storing a second Phrases file Loading a different Phrases file Summing Up Chapter Nine Finding and Exchanging Text How Find and Exchange work Beginning a Find Specifying a Find operation Typing in the search string Choosing the options Ignoring case Looking for whole words Using wild cards Repeating a Find Abandoning a Find A practical example Potential problems Making Exchanges Entering the strings The Exchange options Preserving case Selecting a manual or automatic exchange Manual exchanges Automatic exchanges Some simple precautions Summing up Chapter Ten Tabs and margins About LocoScript 2 Layouts Changing LocoScript 2 margins Moving to the Editing Layout Screen Locating the margins Restrictions on setting margins Relaying the text Realying between new margins Charging margins affects the entire document All about tabs LocoScript 2 tabs Restrictions on tabs Types of tab stop Simple tabs Rights tabs Centre tabs Decimal tabs Setting and clearing tab stops Manual or automatic tabs? Removing tab stops Leaving the screen Summing up Chapter Eleven Using multiple formats Chanring the settings for part of a document How new layouts wok Editing a layout Copying layouts Setting the defaults in a new layout The Options Menu Setting justification Setting italics The decimal marker The zero character Changing the Scale Pitch Leaving the Options Menu Using the Size Menu Line spacing Line pitch Selecting extra blank lines Changing the character pitch After setting the options Summing up Chapter Twelve TEMPLATE.STD files Creating a TEMPLATE.STD file Setting up a layout for the TEMPLATE.STD Putting in the text Adding simple instructions Finishing off Summing up Chapter Thirteen Using Stock Layouts The concept of stock layouts Stock layouts 0 and 1 Stock layouts in a TEMPLATE.STD file How to edit a stock layout Copying stock layouts Moving on the next stock layout Going back to the Editing Screen How many stock layouts do you need? Making full use of the stock layouts Putting a stock layout into a document Cancelling a stock layout Changing and replacing layouts Layout exchange More about exchanging layouts Layout replacement Summing up Chapter Fourteen Headers and footers What are headers and footers? Organising headers and footers Putting the same headers and footers on every page Putting in page numbers A simple example Remember the symbols Specifying the final page number Another example Different header and footer arrangements Distributing headers and footers Enabling and disabling headers and footers One-page documents A simple structure for headers and footers Summing up Chapter Fifteen Page Layout Setting up document policies Automatic control of page breaks Widows and orphans Keeping paragraphs together Breaks at any point Page breaks and paper sizes Choosing the paper type Horizontal and vertical formats Adjusting the top and bottom margins Continuous stationery Paper heights Paper width Left offset Margins Paper-out sensor Organising the page structure Fixed and floating footers Errors in page layout Giving a number to the first and last page Printing on non-A4 paper Specifying the paper size at print-time Using the 'wrong' paper Changing to the 'right' paper Setting a different paper default Saving the new default paper details Page and sheet sizes Summing up Chapter Sixteen New paper sizes Installing a new paper size Checking the new paper-size An example Details of the rotary cards Saving the new paper-type Removing a paper type Summing up Chapter Seventeen Using different character sets Using the extended character sets Finding the characters you need Using accents Using English characters from inside another character set Using 'Extra' characters The 'Alt' characters When you can and can't use the extended character set Printing the extended character set Transferring data between programs Converting a LocoScript 2 file into ASCII format Types of ASCII file Characters that won't convert to ASCII Importing ASCII file into LocoScript 2 Summing up Chapter Eighteen About print wheels Using a different wheel Setting a document to use the Swiss French wheel Specifying the Swiss French wheel at document setup Confiming that the new print wheel is fitted Printing with the 'wrong' print wheel Fitting a Thesis PS wheel Making the new print wheel into the default Summing up Chapter Nineteen Understanding Mailmerge How mailmerge works An example A simple letter Creating a data file Records and Fields Producing a batch of letters Possible problems A few useful terms Variables and variable-names Separators Terminators Planning and laying out you own work More about leaving a Merge Edit result Print result Save result Save and Print Result Discard result Abandon LocoMail Economising on LocoMail codes Inserting spaces between variables Summing up Chapter Twenty Manual and Automatic Merging Merging and filling More detailed prompts Minimal prompts Combining Merge and Fill operations Insisting on numbers Formatting while merging Comments and prompts Preserving information between records A quicker way of taking information from the keyboard An example Keeping data uncharged between records The missing fields problem Summing up Chapter Tewnty One Setting up LocoSpell Starting off with LocoSpell Simple spell-checking More about (SiC) codes Correcting a real mistake Accepting LocoSpell's suggestion Editing LocoSpell's suggestion Manual corrections Looking up the correct spelling Ending a spelling check Adding words to the user dictionary Checking a single word Maintaining the user dictionary Adding words to the user dictionary Editing and removing words Building on an existing word Saving the charges Adding to the main dictionary Words that LocoSpell ignores Summing up Chapter Twenty Two About the CP/M operating system Loading CP/M CP/M Utilities Computer languages Applications programs The CP/M keyboard The CP/M Directory Default drives Wild cards Looking at the contents of a documents CP/M disc utilities Using the printer in CP/M Printing out a file Summing up CP/M