Easy to read word processor

July 1980
Accountancy;Jul1980, Vol. 91 Issue 1043, p32
Trade Publication
This article describes the AM text 4256 stand-alone word processor from AM Jacquard Systems Ltd. The processor, with full page display capability, has a 12 by 8½ inch display screen. It has dual floppy disks, each holding up to 256KB. The 55 characters per second bi-directional printer is set with the word processor. It offers an extensive range of word processing facilities whilst remaining easy to operate. The system can interface by direct disk transfer with any diskette-based phototypesetter in the AM Varityper range. The standard software incorporates a columnar package which not only allows for normal tables such as data and statistics, but also columns of text and standard text editing of these columns for wrapping backwards and forwards throughout the document. The software also allows 6 to 16 pitch with any increment in between them. Automatic headers and footers and automatic page number are incorporated. Documents can be assembled from a pre-stored data bank of standard paragraphs. In addition, there are a number of software options, including a short and select package, a forms design and maths package and communication. Price is £8,800, including the standard software and optional software extra.


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