S4E06 XLEnt Software Typesetter – Supplement

This episode features Typesetter, originally released in 1985 by XLEnt Software. It was written by Len Dorfman and Dennis Young.

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Box and Supplement Scans

I misplaced my copy of Typesetter between research and episode production, thus I was unable to scan it.  There is an image of the front and rear cover at AtariMania though.

Front: http://www.atarimania.com/8bit/boxes/hi_res/typesetter_d7.jpg

Rear: http://www.atarimania.com/8bit/boxes/hi_res/typesetter_d7_2.jpg

Ad from Analog Magazine in January 1986:

 

Typesetter in Action

Boot Menu

Typesetter 65 (48K version):

 

Typesetter 130 (128K version):

 

Editor 130 (128K version)

Empty editor:

 

Editor with graphic loaded:

 

Erase screen confirmation:

 

Mini DOS

Graphic 8/7+ Load

Which type, normal or expanded?

 

What drive?  Press 2 for drive 2:

 

Filename?

 

Loaded:

 

Character Set Load

Which drive?

 

Filename?

 

Directory

 

After pressing SPACE to load:

 

Format

Warning!

 

Page Designer Load

Normal or expanded?

 

 

Typesetter Page Load

 

Editor 65 (48K version)

Empty editor:

 

Exit confirmation:

 

Graphic 8/7+ Load

Start:

 

Character Set Load

Start:

 

Directory

Start:

 

 

Sketch Pad

Typesetter 130 (128K version):

 

Typesetter 65 (48K version):

 

Print

Typesetter 130 (128K version)

Select printer:

 

Select size:

 

Select printer (again!):

 

Confirm printer (3rd time is a charm):

 

Printing (finally):

 

 

Typesetter 65 (48K version)

Select printer:

 

Select size:

 

Select printer (again!):

 

Confirm printer:

 

Printing:

 

Files

Typesetter uses OSS DOS XL 2.30.  The disk is two sided, with Typesetter 65 (48K version) on side, and Typesetter 130 (128K version) on the other.  There are a number of sample fonts, pictures, sketches, and files included with each version.

Typesetter 64 (48K) files:

 

Typesetter 130 (128K) files:

 

Printing

Vertical Half Height:

https://inverseatascii.files.wordpress.com/2018/01/s4e06-prt-verthalfhi.pdf

Vertical Full Height:

https://inverseatascii.files.wordpress.com/2018/01/s4e06-prt-vertfullhi.pdf

Horizontal Full Height:

https://inverseatascii.files.wordpress.com/2018/01/s4e06-prt-horfullhi.pdf

Vertical Half Height (Expanded):

https://inverseatascii.files.wordpress.com/2018/01/s4e06-prt-exp-verthalfhi.pdf

Vertical Full Height (Expanded):

https://inverseatascii.files.wordpress.com/2018/01/s4e06-prt-exp-vertfullhi.pdf

Horizontal Full Height (Expanded):

https://inverseatascii.files.wordpress.com/2018/01/s4e06-prt-exp-horfullhi.pdf

Vertical Full Height (Expanded) Page Designer page:

https://inverseatascii.files.wordpress.com/2018/01/s4e06-prt-exp-vertfullhi-pd.pdf

Vertical Full Height (Expanded) Caveman pic:

https://inverseatascii.files.wordpress.com/2018/01/s4e06-prt-exp-vertfullhi-caveman.pdf

 

Instructions

The manual can be found online at AtariMania (see link below).

 

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 Bit Rating 8
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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