News Item: Upload: GEOS Tips and Tricks
(Category: Misc)
Posted by ecbm
Tuesday 16 August 2011 - 12:38:57


GEOS, the new Commodore user interface, has been available on the US market for several months now. Since we work with GEOS daily and are very familiar with the internal workings of the system, we naturally read all we could find about GEOS in the various magazines with great interest. We often sat at our computer and asked ourselves whether we should laugh or cry. The infonnation printed in the magazines as "absolute know-how" was often nothing more than superficial repetitions of passages from the manual, or even half-truths or less. After a while we had our fill of this sort of reporting, and we decided to write a book of our own that on one hand cleared up the half-truths, and on the other hand presented the many tips and tricks that we had picked up in our work with GEOS. When we had compiled a list of the possible tips and tricks, we ourselves were surprised how extensive and different the various hints were. They range from predefined tabs and margins in geoWrite to a complete machine language monitor which can be used like any other accessory under GEOS and can also store programs as accessories. The high point is a program which we humbly call the FONT Editor. Not only does it let you customize characters in all of the existing fonts, it also allows you to create your own type styles from 0 to 63 points in size. The FONT Editor uses the GEOS environment with pull-down menus and is a real accessory. In addition there is also general infomation that can simplify your work with GEOS but also will teach you a good deal about how it works. For machine language programmers we have included the GEOS jump table, including descriptions of the routines and what you have to pay attention to. Over 150 routines are available to you from GEOS.

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