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Foreword

1 : Getting Started

The 512 Discs
Starting the System
Internal Tube Start-up
External Tube Start-up

2 : Discs and Formats

3 : Files and Directories

DOS Plus Directories
Arranging Files
Directories
Creating Directories
Filename Syntax
Paths
File Types
Devices
Attributes
Anatomy of a Directory

4 : GEM Update

GEM Setup
Mouse Drivers
Memory Size
GEM Write CMD
Single Line Feeds in GEM Write
Printer Control
Up to a Point
More Effects
Books on GEM

5 : DOS Plus Commands

Transient Commands
Command Compatibility
Specialised Facilities
Command Conventions
DOS Plus Version Upgrade

6 : Permanent Commands

8087
ADDMEM
BREAK
CHDIR
CLS
COMSIZE
COPY
DATE
DEL
DELQ
DIR
ERASE
ERAQ
EXIT
MKDIR
PATH
PROMPT
RENAME
RMDIR
SET
SLICE
TIME
TYPE
USER
VER
VERIFY
VOL

7 : Transient Commands

ALARM
BACKG
BACKUP
BYE
CHKDSK
COLOUR
DEVICE
DISK
DISKCOPY
ED
EDBIN
FIDDLOAD
FMG
FORMAT
FSET
GETFILE
HDISK
HELP
INITDIR
LABEL
MEMDISK
MODE
MOVE
NETPRINT
NOTUBE
PCSCREEN
PIP
PRINT
PUTFILE
SDIR
SETFMG
SHOW
SKS
STAR
TREE

8 : Using DOS Plus

The Concepts
Optional Items
Control Keys

9 : The Memory Disc

Memory Discs in General
Setting up the Memory Disc
Limitations of a Memory Disc
The Benefits
Removing the Memory Disc

10 : DOS Plus Batch Files

What are Batch Files?
Creating a Batch File
Batch File Parameters and Variables
Batch Files and Discs

11 : Batch Commands

ECHO
GOTO
IF
REM
PAUSE
FOR
SHIFT

12 : The File Manager

Moving Around the Menus
Selecting Commands
Selecting Objects
Main Menu Commands

13 : File Transfer

Copying DOS Files to BBC Format
Copying BBC Files to DOS Plus Format
Text Files
Non-text Files
The MOVE Command
PC to BBC Connectivity in General
Other Computers and Formats
Addresses

14 : PIP – The File Copier

Using PIP
File Concatenation
Command Mode
PIP Parameters

15 : ED – The Text Editor

A Test Run
Adding to Text Files
More on Append
Line Numbering
Case Translation

16 : Software Compatibility

DOS Plus
Memory Requirements
80186 Processor
Disc Protection
Serial Port
Sound
Keyboard
Mouse Control
Screen Modes and Colours
Character Set
Maths Co-processor
Choosing the Correct Configuration
If Installation Fails

17 : Shareware & PD Software

About Shareware
Public Domain
Shareware and PD Sources
Downloading from a Bulletin Board
Shareware Distibutors
UK Shareware Distributors
Dabs Press
Magazine Discs
CP/M Shareware
How Do I Know?

18 : Expansion

Econet
The Solidisk PC Plus

19: Q&A

Glossary of Terms

Appendices

A : Software Compatibility List
B : DOS Plus Versions
C : GEM Write Codes
D : Dial a Program
E : DOS Plus Transients
F : The Programs Disc
G : Dabhand Guides Guide

This Book and You!

This book was written using the PC-Outline wordprocessor on a Master 512 microcomputer. The completed manuscript was transferred serially to an Apple Macintosh SE where it was typeset using MacAuthor. Final camera-ready copy was produced on an Apple Laserwriter II NT from which the book was printed by A. Wheaton & Co.

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Publishers Note

Dabs Press would like to express their thanks and gratitude to Robin Burton, Andy Smith, Syd Day and Acorn Computers Ltd. for additional material supplied for inclusion in this publication.

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