S6E05 Antic Software CalcMagic – Supplement

This episode features CalcMagic, originally released in 1985 by Antic Software.  This is a spreadsheet. It was developed by Metamorphosis Development and programmed by Dave Middleton.

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Supplement Scans

Ad from Antic Software catalog in 1988:


CalcMagic in Action


Booting on non XL/XE machine:

Booting on machine with less than 64K:

Boot screen:

Booting the documentation side of the disk:


New spreadsheet:

Popup menu on XL (Note free space of 17745):

Popup menu on XE (Note free space of 30137):

Cell extents on XL (Z-254):

Cell extents on XE (BL-254):

Goto cell:

Working with ranges:



Clearing (blanking):

Worksheet Commands menu:

Saving (notice replace prompt):

Saving (new file):

Global Format:

Global Formatting – Column Width:

Delete Row:

Insert Row:


Load sheet:

Setting color:

Clearing entire sheet:


Printer Setup menu:

Formatting Cell:

Cell width change:

Splitting the view:

Recalculation menu:


Disk Commands menu:

Load a DIF file (like an export from VisiCalc or SynCalc):

Format disk:

Same spreadsheet from above as created with VisiCalc (DIF used to load it):



The dataset entered is a listing of all Inverse ATASCII episodes including the season, episode, title, and length in time.

License documentation:


Entire output of documentation:



Show Links:

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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