S1E15 Futurehouse The Color Accountant – Supplement

 

This episode features The Color Accountant, originally released in 1981 by FutureHouse.  It was developed by Programmers Institute and written by Andrew A. Hock.

Podcast: Download

Box and Supplement Scans

Neither the box nor the manual could be located.

 

Advertising

From Compute! September 1982:

S1E15-ad-ColorAccountantCompute198209

 

The Color Accountant in Action

At boot …

Future Accountant Disk 1 Boot Splash

 

Disk 1 Menu:

Future Accountant Disk 1 Menu

 

Disk 2 Boot Splash:

Future Accountant Disk 2 Boot Splash

 

Disk 2 Menu:

Future Accountant Disk 2 Menu

 

Disk 1 Module 1 – Chart Of Accounts

Module Loading:

Futurehouse Chart of Accounts Load

 

Main menu:

Future house Chart Of Accounts menu

 

Add/Change/Delete Accounts menu:

Futurehouse Chart Of Accounts ACD Menu

 

Add Account:

Futurehouse Chart Of Accounts Add

 

Change Account:

Futurehouse Chart Of Accounts Change

 

Delete Account:

Futurehouse Chart Of Accounts Delete

 

Chart Of Accounts menu:

Futurehouse Chart Of Accounts COA Menu

 

Print (screen):

Futurehouse Chart Of Accounts Print

 

Disk 1 Module 2 – Checkbook Maintenance

Loading screen:

Futurehouse Checkbook Maintenance Load

 

Main menu:

Futurehouse Checkbook Maintenance Menu

 

New Checkbook / Month:

Futurehouse Checkbook Maintenance New

 

Check entry form (note running totals at bottom):

FutureHouse Checkbook Maintenance Entry

 

Balance – Clearing (canceling) checks:

Futurehouse Checkbook Balance Clearing

 

Balance (result):

Futurehouse Checkbook Balance Result

 

Disk 1 Module 3 – Checkbook Search

Load screen:

Futurehouse Checkbook Search Load

 

Main menu:

Futurehouse Checkbook Search Menu

 

Search results (browse):

Futurehouse Checkbook Search Browse

 

Disk 1 Module 4 – Home Budget Analysis

Load screen:

Futurehouse Home Budget Analysis Load

 

Main menu:

Futurehouse Home Budget Analysis Menu

 

File Maintenance menu.  For any menu that has this menu, this is where you will need to load your data at the start of the module and save your data when you are done with the module:

Futurehouse Home Budget Analysis File Menu

 

File Source menu (when loading).  Seems wasteful and irritatingly un-necessary:

Futurehouse Home Budget Analysis File Source Menu

 

Build menu:

Futurehouse Home Budget Analysis Build Menu

 

Build Budget Add Item:

Futurehouse Home Budget Analysis Build Budget Add

 

Build Budget Change Item:

Futurehouse Home Budget Analysis Build Budget Change

 

Build Budget Delete Item:

Futurehouse Home Budget Analysis Build Budget Delete Item

 

Analyze Budget:

Futurehouse Home Budget Analysis Analyze

 

Disk 1 Module 5 – Appointment Calendar

Load screen:

Futurehouse Appointment Calendar

 

Main menu:

Futurehouse Appointment Calendar Menu

 

File Maintenance menu:

Futurehouse Appointment Calendar File Maintenance menu

 

Add/Change/Delete/Print menu (print makes more sense at the main menu, but it’s here):

Futurehouse Appointment Calendar ACD Menu

 

Change Appointment:

Futurehouse Appointment Calendar Change Entry

 

Print Appointment Summary menu:

Futurehouse Appointment Calendar Print Menu

 

Print Summary (to screen):

Futurehouse Appointment Calendar Print Summary

 

Check Appointments (select date or date range):

Futurehouse Appointment Calendar Check Appt 1

 

Check Appointments (result):

Futurehouse Appointment Calendar Check Appt 2

 

Disk 2 Module 1 – Payment Calendar

This module is a virtual clone of the Appointment module.  The only difference being Bills verses Appointments and a couple of field name changes.

Load screen:

Futurehouse Payment Calendar Load

 

Main menu:

Futurehouse Payment Calendar Menu

 

Disk 2 Module 2 – Net Worth / Income Statement

Load screen:

Futurehouse Net Worth Load

 

Main menu:

Futurehouse Net Worth Menu

 

File Maintenance menu:

Futurehouse Net Worth File Maintenance Menu

 

Pre-Statement Maintenance menu:

Futurehouse Net Worth Pre Statement Maintenance Menu

 

Print Net Worth Statement:

Futurehouse Net Worth Statement

 

Print Income/Expense Statement:

Futurehouse Net Worth Income Expense Report

 

Disk 2 Module 3 – Color Graph

Load screen:

Futurehouse Color Graph Load

 

Main menu:

Futurehouse Color Graph Menu

 

Menu item 5 – Check Summary Accounts:

 

Futurehouse Color Graph Check Summary

 

Menu item 6 – Graph Budgeted Items:

Futurehouse Color Graph Budget

 

Disk 2 Module 4 – Mailing List

Load screen:

Futurehouse Mailing List Load

 

 

Main menu:

Futurehouse Mailing List Menu

 

Add/Chance/Delete menu:

Futurehouse Mailing List ACD Menu

 

Add entry:

Futurehouse Mailing List Add Item

 

Change entry:

Futurehouse Mailing List Chance Item

 

Delete entry:

Futurehouse Mailing List Delete Item

 

Print will first ask you for search criteria:

Futurehouse Mailing List Search

 

Print results:

Futurehouse Mailing List Print Result

 

Disk 2 Module 5 – Decision Maker

Load screen:

Futurehouse Decision Maker Load

 

Select decision type:

S1E15-ss-DecMaker1Type

 

Enter list items, importance, and relevance.  Relevance is repeated until all combinations are exhausted or you are satisfied with a result set:

Futurehouse Decision Maker List 1

Futurehouse Decision Maker List 2

Futurehouse Decision Maker List 3

Futurehouse Decision Maker List 4

Futurehouse Decision Maker List 5

Futurehouse Decision Maker List 6

Futurehouse Decision Maker List 7

Futurehouse Decision Maker List 8

Futurehouse Decision Maker List 9

 

List result:

Futurehouse Decision Maker List Result

 

Yes/No Result:

Futurehouse Decision Maker Yes No Result

 

Files

Contents

The Color Accountant uses Atari DOS 2.0.  The contents of the disk can be seen in this screenshot:

Futurehouse Color Accountant Files

 

Printing

Print Chart Of Accounts:

https://inverseatascii.files.wordpress.com/2015/04/s1e15-print-chartofaccountsprintprint.pdf

Print Check Book:

https://inverseatascii.files.wordpress.com/2015/04/s1e15-print-printcheckbook.pdf

Print Check Search Browse:

https://inverseatascii.files.wordpress.com/2015/04/s1e15-print-checksearchbrowseprint.pdf

Print Mailing List:

https://inverseatascii.files.wordpress.com/2015/04/s1e15-print-maillistprintprint.pdf

Print Appointment Calendar (Payment Calendar produces nearly identical results):

https://inverseatascii.files.wordpress.com/2015/04/s1e15-print-apptcalprint.pdf

 

Instructions

If you find one, let me know.

 

Show Links:

  • Inverse ATASCII Chapterized AAC Test for Episode 13: https://inverseatascii.files.wordpress.com/2015/03/s1e13enhanced (dot) m4a

Copy and paste, then replace ” (dot) ” with “.”.

I did this as some players were picking up the S1E13 chapterized AAC up as S1E15 media.

 

Bit Rating 4

 

Intro music is an excerpt from a chip tune by Wizwars named 8 Bit Raceway.  It is used under Creative Common license Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 United States.
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