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Article #38 (51 is last):
From: aa700@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Michael Current)
Newsgroups: freenet.sci.comp.atari.product.8bit.summary
Subject: Print Star 1.3 / utility / public domain
Reply-To: aa700@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Michael Current)
Posted-By: xx004 (aa700 - Michael Current)
Date: Sat Apr 17 12:25:47 1993




 From: snyder10@convex1.tcs.tulane.edu (sherry snyder)


Print Star Version 1.3 
By Tom Andrews - (c) 1992

Not that long ago someone was asking if a program similar to the MSDos Micro
Text was available for the Atari 8bit.  At the time I would have said, no
however, little did I know Tom Andrews was beta testing the first versions of
Print Star.

What is Print Star

Have you ever wanted to save paper while printing out those long doc's (Those 
of you who have printed out the TextPro Doc's know what I mean).  Did you 
ever want an easy way to print on the front and back of your page?  Well then
Print Star maybe a program you want to look at.  

Simply, Print Star will print to any Epson or Gemini 10x compatable printer in
two or three columns, in one of three type sizes.  The only restriction being
that the original text file must be in 40 column format (Very easily done using
TextPro).   The program allows you to print either all pages, just the odd
pages, or just the even page.  Those of you following along see where this is
heading.  You can print all your odd pages first, turn the pages over and print
all your even pages, saving a load of paper.  You can print in either 
continuous, continuous auto feed, or single sheet.  Using the smallest print
(superscript on your printer), Print Star can fit about 2.5 converted 80
column sheets per page.  The author states that a 765k double density text
file can be printed out on only 13 pages (front and back).  Print Star even
prints a double ht, double wide header and a standard size by line centered
on either the first page or all pages, and there is even the option to print
footers with page numbers.

The doc's are very clear and easy to follow, and are already in 40 column
format, ready for you to print out using Print Star.  I spoke with Tom on
GEnie, and he really does want to hear from you.  If you like the program,
hate the program, or just have ideas to improve it, drop him a line.  His
address, GEnie Mail address and New York BBS where he can be found are 
included in the doc's.

Print Star is written in basic and can be compiled using the TBXL compiler.
At this time the author has not set a shareware fee for his program but has
released it as Freeware.  

Print Star has been uploaded to the atari.archive.umich.edu under the name
pstr13.arc and can be found in the atar/8bit/New directory.

Mike Todd
The Atair Archive Project
Louisiana
bz284@cleveland.freenet.edu
-- 
         Michael Current, Cleveland Free-Net 8-bit Atari SIGOp
Carleton College, Northfield, MN, USA / UUCP: ...!umn-cs!ccnfld!currentm
      Internet: currentm@carleton.edu / Cleveland Free-Net: aa700





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