Original manual supplied with the Amstrad PCW 9256. 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 color cardboard covers, and the inner pages in thin black and white plain paper. Its measurements are: Height 20.90 cm x Width 30.60 cm.
CONTENTS Chapter 1 Unpacking your PCW9256 Electrical safety Separate lead Attached lead Finding a home for your PCW9256 Caring for the PCW9256 Connecting the units together Starting up Copying Discs Points to watch while copying 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 2 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 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 3 Back to the Disc Management Screen Bytes and kilobytes The group cplumns Limbo files Erasing files for security reasons Hidden files Moving the highlight bars Control keys The Functions 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 Limbo 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 Chapter 4 Emphasis tutorial How do enhancements work? 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 Picking items from the Set and Clear Menus 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 not least... Summing up Chapter 5 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? Summing up Chapter 6 Line-space Changing the line-spacing Line pitch Changing the line pitch Returning to the default values Fine control of word wrap Hard spaces Hard hyphens Soft hyphens Soft spaces Summing up Chapter 7 Indented lines Indenting the first line of a paragraph Indenting a complete paragrahp Numbered or lettered paragrapghs 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 Chapter 8 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 Chapter 9 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 each exchange Automatic exchanges Some simple precautions If the worst should happen ... Summing up Chapter 10 About LocoScript Layouts Creating a new secondary layout Setting new margins Restrictions on setting margins LocoScript tabs Types of tab stop Simple tabs Right tabs Centre tabs Decimal tabs Setting and clearing tab stops Removing tab stops Leaving the screen Relaying the next Summing up Chapter 11 How layouts work Editing a loyout 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 Chapter 12 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 Windows 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 Remember the symbols Finishing off Summing up Chapter 13 About TEMPLATE.STD files Creating a TEMPLATE.STD file Setting up layout for the TEMPLATE.STD Putting in the text Adding simple instructions Finishing off Summing up Chapter 14 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 Chapter 15 Direct Printing 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 Chapter 16 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 document Using the printer in CP/M Printing out a file Summing up CP/M