Original manual supplied with the Amstrad PcW 10. Includes handling and instructions for the machine. It starts from installation after unpacking, using the supplied disks, printer paper, handling LocoScript and ending with a brief introduction to the CP/M operating system.
This manual is bound in soft color cardboard covers, and the inner pages in thin black and white plain paper. Its measurements are: Height 21.00 cm x Width 30.00 cm.
CONTENTS READ ME FIRST What this guide can't do A note on presentation 1 Setting up your PCW10 Unpacking your PCW10 Electrical safety Finding a home for your PCW10 Caring for the PCW10 Coneccting the units together Starting up Copying Discs Points to watch while copying After copying About computer discs Storing your data Looking after discs Stroing your data Looking after discs Writw-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 2 LocoScript Tutorial What is word processing? General principles of using LocoScript The Disc Management Screen Opening a new document A note about file-names The Editing Screen Introducing the Information lines Meet the cursor The page-bar Beginning to type Editing your text Tidying after deletions Quick tip 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 3 More about Discs Back to the Disc Management Screen Bytes and kilobytes The group columns Limbo files Erasing files for security reasons Hidden files Moving the highlight bars Control keys The Function Keys Function Key f1 - Disc change Function Key f2 - Inspect Function Key f3 - Copy Function Key f4 - Move Function Key f5 - Rename Renaming a document Recovering a document from Limbp Renaming a group Function Key f6 - Erase Security deletion Function Key f7 - Modes Function Key f8 - Options 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 4 The Emphasis and Style Menus Emphasis tutorial How do enhancements work? Quick tip Emphasis Menu Options The Style Menu Enhancements and the Information Lines LocoScript Codes Making the codes visible Underlining text already entered Removing enhancements Combining styles Some useful short cuts Quick tip Picking items from the Set and Clear Menus Quick tip The choice is yours Changing character pitch How to change the character pitch Character pitch and margin settings Printer codes Finding your way around long documents Searching for (UniT) codes Last but no least... Summing up 5 Justification and alignment Using the Lines Menu Centring lines Cancelling centring Right justification Cancelling right justification Full justification Blanks and spaces Justification and proportional type Should you justify? Quick tip Summing up 6 The Lines Menu Line-space and line-pitch Line-space Changing the line-spacing Quick tip Line pitch Changing the line pitch Quick tip Returning to the default values Fine control of word wrap Hard spaces Hard hyphens Soft hyphens Soft spaces Summing up 7 More about line and page breaks Indented lines Indeting the first line of a paragraph Indeting a complete paragraph Numbered or lettered paragraphs Scripts 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 boundaries Summing up 8 Working with blocks of text Scissors and paste Making deletions Points to watch Moving text About the buffers Repeated insertions Copying text Copying blocks into a different document More about merging files Blocks and codes Showing blocks LocoScript Phrases Using a Phrase What Phrases do you have? Adding your own Phrases Saving Phrases on disc The PHRASES.STD file Deleting a Phrase Saving Phrases Other Phrases files Summing up 9 Finding and Exchanging Text How Find and Exchange work Beginning a Find Specifying a Find operation Repeating a Find Abandoning a Find Avoiding false hits A practical example Potential problems Making Exchanges Entering the strings The Exchange options Confirming cach exchange Automatic exchanges Some simple precautions If the worst should happen ... Summing up 10 Tabs and margins About LocoScript Layouts Creating a new secondary layout Setting new margins Restrictions on setting margins Quick tip All about tabs LocoScript tabs Types of tab stop Simple tabs Rught tabs Cebtre tabs Decimal tabs Setting and clearing tab stops Quick tip Removing tab stops Leaving the screen Relaying the text Summing up 11 More about layouts How layouts work Editing a layout Copying layouts Some points to watch Editing the base layout More about new layouts Setting the defaults in a new layout Changing the character pitch Changing the line pitch Changing the line spacing Selecting italics Selecting justification After setting the options Summing up 12 Editing a document header Editing the pagination Altering the character pitch About proportional spacing Setting the line pitch Line spacing Selecting italic printing Setting justification Setting the base layout margins Setting the left margin Setting the right margin Setting and removing tab stops Ordinary tabs Right tabs Centre tabs Decimal tabs Removing a tab stop Leaving the Editing Base Layout Screen The Characters Menu Setting the zero character Setting the decimal marker Removing the Characters Menu Setting the tab count Setting page breaks Widows and orphans Breaking paragraphs Where are you on the page? The wrong way to force a page break Setting the page size Setting the pagination Setting page numbers Allocating headers and footers Leaving the Header Editing Screen Headers and footers Inserting page numbers A simple example Remeber the symbols Finishing off Summing up 13 TEMPLATE.STD files About 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 14 Using different character sets Using accents Using different character sets Using "Alt" characters The "Extra" characters When you can and can't use the extended character set Printing and transferring the extended character set Transferring data between programs Converting a LocoScript file to ASCII format Types of ASCII file Importing ASCII files into LocoScript Summing up 15 Managing the Printer Direct Printer Printing part of a document Controlling the printer Choosing the printer options High and draft quality Single sheets and continuous stationery Changing the dimensions of the paper Waiting for Paper Locating the print head Clearing a paper jam Resetting the printer On line and Off line Summing up 16 Introducing CP/M About the CP/M operating system About CP/M Loading CP/M CP/M Utilities Computer languages Applications programs The CP/M keyboard The CP/M Directory Defaults drives Wild cards Looking at the contents of a document Using the printer in CP/M Printing out a file Summing up CP/M 17 Software Licence Agreement Index