MicroWriter – New Manual

Apple Pugetsound Program Library Exchange (A.P.P.L.E.) has released a new manual for the Apple II word processor MicroWriter by William H. StarbuckMicroWriter is a screen-oriented word processor for the Apple II computer that is easy to use and will satisfy the needs of most users.  It shows as much text as possible so that you can see your words in context.  It is more complex than the simplest word processors, and simpler than the most complex ones.

Availability

MicroWriter is available through the A.P.P.L.E. bookstore with production and fulfillment by Lulu.com.  A disk image for the programs is available on the Apps page.

 

 

Software Features

  • Table of Contents.
  • 40 and 80-column edit modes, with an 80-column preview when editing in 40 columns.
  • Keyboard command support such as:  text insert, move and replace, delete, insert segments from disk, and save segments to disk.
  • Printer drivers included for many models with instructions for creating additional drivers.
  • Print with different letter sizes and styles.
  • Generates standard text files.

 

Author

William H. Starbuck has published over 160 articles on accounting, bargaining, business strategy, computer programming, computer simulation, forecasting, decision making, human-computer interaction, learning, organizational design, organizational growth and development, perception, scientific methods, and social revolutions.  He has also written two books and edited 17 books, including the two-volume Handbook of Organizational Design, which was chosen the best book on management published during 1982.  His 2006 book, The Production of Knowledge, reflects on lessons from his own academic journey and on the challenges associated with management and social science research.  William Starbuck is courtesy professor-in-residence at the Lundquist College of Business of the University of Oregon and professor emeritus at New York University.  He received his M.S. and Ph.D. in industrial administration at Carnegie Institute of Technology, after receiving an A.B. in physics at Harvard.  He also received a Ph.D. honoris causa in social science from Stockholm University and the title Docteur honoris causa from both the Université Panthéon-Assas (Paris II) and the Université Paul Cézanne (Aix-Marseille III).


Producers

Brian Wiser — Apple consultant, historian and archivist.  Designer, editor, and co-producer of several books including: Cyber Jack: The Adventures of Robert Clardy and Synergistic Software, Synergistic Software: The Early Games, Nibble Viewpoints: Business Insights From the Computing Revolution, The WOZPAK Special Edition: Steve Wozniak’s Apple-1 & Apple II Computers, The Colossal Computer Cartoon Book: Enhanced Edition, and What’s Where in the Apple: Enhanced Edition.  Producer/Director of the documentary film Done The Impossible: The Fans’ Tale of Firefly & Serenity, Beagle Bros and Applied Engineering webmaster.  Brian also co-produced the retro iOS game Structris, and is a co-producer/writer for CallApple.org and Call-A.P.P.L.E. magazine.

Bill Martens — Apple historian and enthusiast, Programmer, President of Apple Pugetsound Program Library Exchange (A.P.P.L.E.) and co-producer of Call-A.P.P.L.E. magazine, Cyber Jack, Synergistic Software: The Early Games, Nibble Viewpoints, The WOZPAK Special Edition, and What’s Where in the Apple: Enhanced Edition. Bill also co-produced and co-programmed the retro iOS game Structris.

 

Publisher

Apple Pugetsound Program Library Exchange (A.P.P.L.E.) has been a global Apple user group since 1978, with membership peaking near 50,000 in 1985.  Offering many services, A.P.P.L.E. is also a book publisher and game developer, and has produced over a dozen new book titles since 2013 in addition to over 100 Apple software titles.

A.PP.L.E. produced and published the The WOZPAK Special Edition – a detailed book containing Steve Wozniak’s restored handwritten notes and printouts about his Apple II computer, as well as a forward from Steve Wozniak and other Apple legends. They also published:  Cyber Jack: The Adventures of Robert Clardy and Synergistic Software, Synergistic Software: The Early Games, Nibble Viewpoints: Business Insights From the Computing Revolution by Mike Harvey, What’s Where in The Apple: Enhanced Edition, The Colossal Computer Cartoon Book: Enhanced Edition by David H. Ahl, The A.P.P.L.E. 1978 and 1979 Compendiums, and the retro iOS game Structris.

Press Information is available at:  www.callapple.org/press

About the Author

Brian Wiser

Brian is an A.P.P.L.E. Board member and Managing Editor of Call-A.P.P.L.E. magazine. He is a long-time Apple consultant, historian and archivist. Brian designed, edited, and co-produced several books including: "Cyber Jack: The Adventures of Robert Clardy and Synergistic Software", "Synergistic Software: The Early Games", "Nibble Viewpoints: Business Insights From The Computing Revolution", "What's Where in the Apple: Enhanced Edition", and "The WOZPAK: Special Edition" – an important Apple II historical book with Steve Wozniak's restored original, technical handwritten notes as well as a forward from Steve Wozniak and other Apple legends. Brian also co-produced the retro iOS game "Structris." Brian was an extra in Joss Whedon’s movie “Serenity,” leading him to being a producer/director for the documentary film “Done The Impossible: The Fans’ Tale of Firefly & Serenity.” He brought some of the Firefly cast aboard his Browncoat Cruise and recruited several of the Firefly cast to appear in a film for charity. Brian speaks about his adventures at conventions around the country.