What is it?
A text formatting and printing program, probably compatible with all
Commodore 8 bit computers. Write the text in on the data
lines in the program - use the normal basic editing functions as your text
editor. Use some html tags for formatting the text (if you like).
RUN to preview or to print out. SAVE and you will have the text and viewer
in the same file. Write on for example the VIC20, give it to your C128 friend, and
he can print it out directly with correct formatting and all. The program is faster
on the C128, Plus/4 and C16 as it takes advantage of the more advanced basic.
Files in the zip archive
TW12.PRG Text Walker with built in doc.
TW12EMPTY.PRG Text Walker without the doc, ready for your text.
LC2ASCII.PRG The new lc2ascii convert tool.
LC2ASCII-DOC.PRG Doc for the conversion tool (as TextWalker program).
DOCS/ These html docs...
News in V1.2 (Aug 2005)
You can now output to any disk device.
New support program: lc2ascii for converting your texts to
News in V1.1 (May 2005)
About 30-40% faster on all computers! (Except for the C16 where it is
Default values for every computer and situation. (Seen in brackets - Just press return).
You can save the text as petascii html that can be used by Html Walker.
The Esc command was removed.
PAL C128 2MHz 80 columns: 167 cps
PAL C16 (YAPE): 103 cps
NTSC Plus/4: 94 cps
PAL C128 40 columns: 83 cps
PAL Vic-20: 65 cps
PAL C64: 57 cps
MPS1250 printer - Draft: 120 cps, (According to
NLQ: 24 cps the manual)
Cps= Characters per second.
<br> Line break
<p> Two line breaks
<i> Italic On
</i> Italic Off
<b> Bold On
</b> Bold Off
<h1> Big Headline On
</h1> Big Headline Off
</h2> Headline Off
<end> End of document
100 data "<h2> Hello! </h2> This is a text written with"
110 data "TextWalker V1.1. With it, you can do word processing"
120 data "with <b> formatting </b> on an unexpanded vic-20"
130 data "with suprising nice results."
2000 data "<end>": rem don't touch!
Use the normal functions on your computer to pause output, which is:
C128: Scroll lock to pause, and Commodore to slow down.
Plus/4 and C16: Control-S to pause, and Commodore to slow down.
Vic-20 and C64: Control to slow down.