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Date: 2003-02 atari800xl.org comp.sys.atari.8bit
Bank Street Writer?  
 
1.  Gary  
 More options Feb 1 2003, 1:56 am
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From: Gary <BitBuc@cox.net> -
Date: Fri, 31 Jan 2003 16:54:05 GMT
Local: Sat, Feb 1 2003 1:54 am
Subject: Re: Bank Street Writer?
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misterbu@wmconnect.com (MisterBumpy) wrote in

> Hey, thanks for the warning... it looks like I may need to grab a 1050
> next time I order something for compatability's sake.

> Ah well, I wanted to have two drives, anyway!

> That reminds me... I know that my old 1050s used to hold 88K per side
> on single density disks, but does anyone have any idea how much an
> XF551 will store on DD disks?

> Thanks!

360K in DDDS mode.

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C:\DOS
C:\DOS\RUN
.\RUN\DOS\RUN


 
 
2.  MisterBumpy  
 More options Feb 1 2003, 6:23 pm
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From: misterbu@wmconnect.com (MisterBumpy) -
Date: 01 Feb 2003 09:22:18 GMT
Local: Sat, Feb 1 2003 6:22 pm
Subject: Re: Bank Street Writer?
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Thanks... I found an Atari disk image FAQ right after I posted the message!

Is there any special way to format 360K DSDD disks on an 800XL with an XF551?

I don't know yet because I don't have any software to run on it and am
currently without APE or anything useful like that.


 
 
3.  Gary  
 More options Feb 2 2003, 1:19 am
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From: Gary <BitBuc@cox.net> -
Date: Sat, 01 Feb 2003 16:16:33 GMT
Local: Sun, Feb 2 2003 1:16 am
Subject: Re: Bank Street Writer?
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misterbu@wmconnect.com (MisterBumpy) wrote in

> Thanks... I found an Atari disk image FAQ right after I posted the
> message!

> Is there any special way to format 360K DSDD disks on an 800XL with an
> XF551?

> I don't know yet because I don't have any software to run on it and am
> currently without APE or anything useful like that.

MyDOS, SpartaDOS, & DOS XE will do the trick.

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C:\DOS
C:\DOS\RUN
.\RUN\DOS\RUN


 
 
4.  Ron Hamilton  
 More options Feb 4 2003, 10:46 am
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From: "Ron Hamilton" <oldatar@atariland.com> -
Date: Tue, 04 Feb 2003 01:45:16 GMT
Local: Tues, Feb 4 2003 10:45 am
Subject: Re: Bank Street Writer?
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You *could* actually create a raw format 360K DSDD disk with a few Pokes and
USR call to configure the Percom block and send an SIO format command. You
would then need a suitable DOS to make use of the space in any constructive
fashion.

--
Ron


and mirror


 
 
5.  rtdos  
 More options Feb 2 2003, 8:23 am
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From: "rtdos" <r@hotmail.com> -
Date: Sat, 01 Feb 2003 23:23:21 GMT
Local: Sun, Feb 2 2003 8:23 am
Subject: Re: Bank Street Writer?
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i ran BSW on my XF551 & stock 800XL with no problems.  is there any info to
substantiate this claim?

"LarryWhite" <llppwh@aol.comnsp> wrote in message

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atari software  
 
1.  Slor  
 More options Feb 1 2003, 6:20 am
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Date: Fri, 31 Jan 2003 16:20:19 -0500
Local: Sat, Feb 1 2003 6:20 am
Subject: Re: atari software
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> In that case may I recomend Mini Office II. Word processor, Database,
> Spreadsheet + Charts and Comms program. Available for most machines that
> were available in the UK. Think of it as a microsoft works of its day. It
> was a MONSTER hit here when it came out. About all it was missing was a
Desk
> Top Publisher. Certainly sounds closest to what your after.

I was just checking out Min Office II.  Cool stuff - thanks for the pointer.

Slor


 
 
2.  Simon J Wells  
 More options Feb 1 2003, 1:08 pm
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From: "Simon J Wells" <simonwe@hotmail.com> -
Date: Fri, 31 Jan 2003 22:30:11 -0500
Local: Sat, Feb 1 2003 12:30 pm
Subject: Re: atari software
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This is the  program I was trying to remember, I wrote a large number of
school papers with it :)

"Pockets" <j@pockets.dummy.cix.co.uk> wrote in message

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3.  Andreas Magenheimer  
 More options Feb 5 2003, 3:54 am
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From: Andreas Magenheimer <magea@students.uni-mainz.de> -
Date: Tue, 04 Feb 2003 19:54:56 +0100
Local: Wed, Feb 5 2003 3:54 am
Subject: Re: atari software
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Nope!
Besides, I do not know of any program package that includes all of these
programs (as one package).  hmmm, maybe the synapse programs, like
syncalc, synfile, synhome, etc. (not sure if all of the synapse programs
were really available). But the whole package had been tested years ago
in Antic magazine and it also included a terminal program (300 or 1200
baud). otherwise you have to search for alternatives, with some
limitations here and there. try Mini-Office 2, SAM (german GUI called
Screen aided management) or use some PD programs like Speedscript,
Speedcalc, BBK T-Edit, BBK Calc, etc. etc.         -Andreas.

Leon Howell schrieb:


 
 
4.  Iain Laskey  
 More options Feb 6 2003, 7:23 pm
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Date: Thu, 6 Feb 2003 10:23 +0000 (GMT Standard Time)
Subject: Re: atari software
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What about the one written by Russ Wetmore? Can't remember the name but
had a fairly attractive if gaudy look from memory.

Iain


 
 
5.  Bishop  
 More options Feb 6 2003, 8:02 pm
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From: Bishop <dwebs@attbi.com> -
Date: Thu, 06 Feb 2003 11:02:12 GMT
Local: Thurs, Feb 6 2003 8:02 pm
Subject: Re: atari software
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On Thu, 6 Feb 2003 10:23 +0000 (GMT Standard Time),

ilaskey@cix.co.uk (Iain Laskey) wrote:
>What about the one written by Russ Wetmore? Can't remember the name but
>had a fairly attractive if gaudy look from memory.

>Iain

Homepak, I had it.  Word processor, database and comm program.  The wp
and db were functional but very limited as I remember.  Hometerm was a
decent terminal program, but not as good as 1030 Express.

For me it was PaperClip, Synfile, Syncalc and 1030 Express.


 

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