Vendor phone book

For the typical company, I give the companyís name (in bold), purpose, the main toll-free phone number (which begins with 800 or 888), other general phone number, the technical-support phone number (to call if you have a technical questions), Internet World Wide Web address (which begins with "www" or "http://"), Internet Usenet newsgroup (which begins with "news:" and exists just if the company is huge), street address (in parentheses), and Secret Guide pages analyzing the company.

ABS Computer Technologies sells computers cheap: 800-876-8088, 562-695-8823, tech 800-685-3471, www.abscomputer.com (9997 Rose Hills Rd., Whittier CA 90601), pages 74&81

Acer sells computers: 408-432-6200, tech 800-445-6495, www.acer.com, news:alt.sys.pc-clone.acer (2641 Orchard Parkway, San Jose, CA 95134), page 81

ACP sells chips: 800-fone-ACP (1310 E. Edinger, Santa Ana CA 92705), page 23

Adobe Systems publishes desktop publishing software (PageMaker, FrameMaker, Acrobat), graphics (Adobe Illustrator), and fonts (Adobe Type Manager): 800-272-3623, 408-536-6000, tech 206-628-5728, www.adobe.com (345 Park Ave., San Jose CA 95110), pages 64&286

America Online is an online service: 800-827-6364, tech 800-827-3338, pages 204&209

Apple Computer makes computers (Apple II, Macintosh): 800-776-2333, tech 800-sos-Apple, www.apple.com (1 Infinite Loop, Cupertino CA 95014), pages 11&82&150

Artisoft publishes network software (LanTastic): 800-846-9726, 520-690-3050, tech 602-293-6363, www.artisoft.com (575 E. River Road, Artisoft Plaza, Tucson AZ 85704), page 224

Berkeley Macintosh User Group (BMUG) is a Macintosh computer club that gives Mac help by phone: 800-776-BMUG, 510-549-2684, www.bmug.org (1442A Walnut St. #64, Berkeley CA 94709), page 605

Borland International publishes programming languages (TurboPascal, Turbo C++, Turbo Assembler, Delphi, Paradox): 800-336-6464, 408-461-9000, tech 800-523-7070, www.borland.com (4585 Scotts Valley Dr., Scotts Valley, CA 95066), pages 63&450&476

Broadax Systems Inc. (BSI) sells notebook computers cheap: 800-872-4547, 818-442-0020 (9440 Telstar Ave. #4, El Monte, CA 91731), page 77

Brøderbund Software publishes easy graphics programs (Kid Pix, Print Shop) and games (Myst, Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego): 415-382-4400, tech 415-382-4700, www.broderbund.com (500 Redwood Blvd., Novato CA 94947), pages 64&271

Canon is a Japanese company that makes printers: 516-488-6700, tech 800-423-2366, www.ccsi.canon.com (1 Canon Plaza, Lake Success, NY 11042), page 47

Chip Merchant sells chips: 800-426-6375, 619-268-4774 (9541 Ridgehaven Ct., San Diego CA 92123), page 23

Comp USA is a chain of computer superstores: 800-Comp-USA, 214-702-0055, www.compusa.com (3750 Realty Rd., Dallas TX 75244), pages 11&20

Compaq Computer makes computers: 800-888-0344, 713-370-0670, tech 800-652-6672, www.compaq.com (PO Box 692000, Houston TX 77269), pages 11&13&79&584

Compuserve is an online service: 800-848-8990, www.compuserve.com, page 204

Computer Associates International publishes office software (CA-SuperProject, CA-Simply Tax, CA-Simply Accounting, CA-Simply Money): 516-342-5224, www.cai.com (1 Computer Associates Plaza, Islandia NY 11788), page 64

Comtrade Computer sells low-priced computers: 800-969-2123, 818-961-6688, tech 800-899-4508, www.comtrade-pc.com (1215 Bixby Dr., City of Industry CA 91745), page 80

Corel Systems is a Canadian company that publishes graphics (CorelDraw) and word processing software (WordPerfect): 800-77-Corel, 613-728-0826, www.corel.com, www.wordperfect.com (1600 Carling Ave., Ottawa ON K1Z 8R7 Canada), pages 62&63&183&272&286

Creative Computers MacMall is a chain of Macintosh stores and does mail order: 800-222-2808, 310-787-4500, www.cc-inc.com (2645 Maricopa St., Torrance CA 90503), pages 85&86

Cyrix makes chips: 800-462-9749, tech 214-994-8442, www.cyrix.com (PO Box 853923, Richardson, TX 7508), pages 25&26

Dell Computer makes computers: 800-BUY-DELL, 512-338-4400, tech 800-624-9896, www.dell.com, news:alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (9505 Arboretum Blvd., Austin TX 78759), pages 11&79&584

Digital Equipment Corp. (DEC) makes computers and invented the AltaVista Internet search engine: 800-448-1536, tech 800-DIGITAL, www.dec.com (111 Powdermill Road, Maynard, MA 01754), pages 11&212

Dirt Cheap Drives sells hard drives & CD-ROM drives cheap: 800-473-0960, 281-534-4140, tech 281-534-6292, www.dirtcheapdrives.com (3716 Timber Dr., Dickinson TX 77539) pages 38&40

Diskettes Unlimited sells diskettes: 800-dog-disk, 713-643-9939 (6206 Long Dr., Houston, TX 77087), page 35

Earth Link is an Internet service provider: 800-395-8425, www.earthlink.net, page 209

Egghead Discount Software is a chain of software stores: 800-EGGHEAD, 919-490-3140, www.egghead.com (4215 University Dr. #7, Durham, NC 27707), page 21

EPS Technology makes fancy notebook computers, cheap. 800-447-0921, 605-966-5586, www.epstech.com (PO Box 278, Jefferson, SD 57038), pages 13&77

Epson is a Japanese company that makes printers: 800-go-Epson, 213-539-9140, www.epson.com (2780 Lomita Blvd., Torrance, CA 90505), pages 44&45&47

Erolís is an Internet service provider in Virginia & the Northeast and offers low prices: 800-Erols-PC, tech 888-Erol-net, www.erols.com, page 209

Expotech Computers sells computers: 800-705-6342, 847-487-8200, tech 800-813-4702, page 81

Fractal Design publishes graphics programs (Painter, Dabbler, Sketcher, Expression, Ray Dream Studio): 800-846-0111, 408-688-8800, www.fractal.com (335 Spreckels Dr., Aptos CA 95003), page 271

Galaxy Internet Services is an Internet service provider in Massachusetts & Manhattan and offers low prices: 888-334-2529, 781-433-5500 (161 Highland Ave., Suite 106, Needham MA 02194), page 209

Gateway 2000 is the biggest mail-order clone maker: 800-555-2068, 605-232-2000, tech 800-846-2301, www.gateway.com, news:alt.sys.pc-clone.gateway2000 (610 Gateway Dr., N. Sioux City SD 57049), pages 11&75

Harmony Computers & Electronics sells computers, software, and printers: 800-441-1144, 718-692-3232, tech 718-692-2828, www.shopharmony.com (1801 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn NY 11210), pages 21&40&44

Hewlett-Packard (HP) makes printers and computers: 800-752-0900, 719-531-4000, printer tech 208-323-2551, www.hp.com (8020 Foothills, Roseville, CA 95678), pages 11&14&47&57&81

Hyperdata sells notebook computers cheap: 800-786-3343, 909-468-2960, tech 909-468-2950, www.hyperdatadirect.com (809 S. Lemon Ave., Walnut CA 91789), pages 77&81

IBM makes computers, publishes software (OS/2, IBM Antivirus), and bought a software publisher called Lotus: 800-IBM-4-you, 914-765-1900, tech 800-772-2227, www.ibm.com (Old Orchard Rd., Armonk NY 10504), pages 10&63&66

IBM Internet Connection is an Internet service provider owned by IBM: 800-455-5056, www.ibm.net, page 209

Id Software publishes games (Doom, Quake): www.idsoftware.com, page 319

Insight sells hard drives and other hardware at low prices: 800-INSIGHT, 602-902-1176, tech 800-377-3000, www.insight.com (1912 W. Fourth St., Tempe AZ 85281), pages 20&38

Intel makes chips: 800-538-3373, 503-264-7354, tech 800-628-8686 www.intel.com (2200 Mission College Boulevard, Santa Clara, CA 95051), pages 14&23

Intuit publishes financial and accounting software (Quicken, QuickBooks, TurboTax): 800-781-6999, tech 800-624-8742, www.intuit.com (155 Linfield Dr., Menlo Park, CA 94025), pages 64&291

J&R Computer World is a computer superstore: 800-221-8180, 212-238-9000 (15 Park Row, New York, NY 10038), pages 11&21

Jameco sells chips: 24-hour 415-592-8907 (1355 Shoreway Rd., Belmont CA 94002), page 23

JDR Microdevices sells chips: 800-538-5000, 408-559-1200, www.jdr.com (2233 Samaritan Dr., San Jose CA 95124), page 23

Juno is a free e-mail service: 800-654-Juno, page 209

LA Trade sells chips: 800-433-3726, 310-539-0019 (22825 Lockness Ave., Torrance CA 90501), page 23

Lexmark International makes printers: 800-LEXMARK, 606-232-2000, tech 800-553-9457, www.lexmark.com (740 New Circle Rd. NW, Lexington KY 40511), page 48

Lotus Development Corp., which is owned by IBM, publishes business software (Lotus 1-2-3, WordPro, Approach): 800-872-3387, 617-577-8500, tech 800-553-4270, www.support.lotus.com (55 Cambridge Pkwy., Cambridge MA 02142), pages 61&63&161&173&228&243&269

Mac Connection, which is a division of PC Connection, sells Mac software and hardware: 800-800-4444, 603-446-4444 (PO Box 100, Milford NH 03055), page 20

Maxtor makes hard drives: 800-2-Maxtor, www.maxtor.com (510 Cottonwood Dr. Milpitas, CA 95135), page 37

Megahaus sells hard drives and other hardware: 800-786-1185, 281-534-3919, Mac 800-786-1184, www.megahaus.com, tech 281-534-2630 (2201 Pine Dr., Dickinson X 77539), pages 38

MEI Micro Center sells diskettes cheap: 800-634-3478, 614-481-4417 (1100 Steelwood Rd., Columbus, OH 43212), page 35

Memory Express sells chips: 800-877-8188, 818-333-6389, http://branch.com/memory/memory.htm (15140 Valley Blvd., City of Industry CA 91744), pages 23&29

Microsoft publishes operating systems (MS-DOS, Windows 95, Windows NT), business software (Word, Excel, Access, Publisher, Works, Project), programming languages (Visual Basic, Visual C++), Internet tools (Internet Explorer, FrontPage, Visual J++): 800-426-9400, 425-882-8080, many tech numbers (listed below), www.microsoft.com (1 Microsoft Way, Redmond WA 98052), page 63

Microsoftís Windows 95 tech-support numbers: free support 425-635-7000, $1.95 per minute/$35 max 900-555-2000, $35 per call 800-936-5700

Microsoftís other tech-support numbers: Access 425-635-7050, C/C++ 425-635-7007, Excel 425-635-7070, games 425-635-9308, MS-DOS 425-646-5104, Money 425-635-7131, mouse & hardware 425-635-7040, multimedia products 425-635-7172, Office 425-635-7056, Plus 425-635-7122, PowerPoint 425-635-7145, Project 425-635-7155, Publisher 425-635-7140, Schedule+ 425-635-7049, Windows3.0&3.1&3.11 425-637-7098, Windows NT 425-635-7018, Word 425-462-9673, Works 425-635-7130, Visual Basic 425-646-5105

Microsoft Network is an online service owned by Microsoft: www.msn.com, page 204

Midwest Micro sells notebook computers, modems, and printers: 800-423-8215, 513-368-2309, tech 800-262-6622 www.mwmicro.com (6910 US Route 36 East, Fletcher OH 45326), pages 44&81

Mind Spring is an Internet service provider: 800-719-4332, www.mindspring.com, page 209

Monorail makes a computer thatís a compromise between being a desktop and a notebook, 888-880-RAIL, www.monorail.com, page 80

NEC is a Japanese company that makes computers and printers: 508-264-8000, tech 800-388-8888, www.nec.com (1414 Massachusetts Ave., Boxborough MA 01719), pages 26&37

Netscape makes a Web browser called Netscape Navigator: www.home.netscape.com, page 210&215&219

Novell publishes network software (Netware, Personal Netware, Intranetware): 800-453-1267, 801-379-5900, tech 800-638-9273, www.novell.com (122 East 1700 South, Provo UT 84606), pages 63&222

NY PC is a New York computer club: 212-533-NYPC (600 3rd Ave., New York, NY 10016-1901), page 605

PC Connection sells PC software and hardware, helpful: 800-800-0003, 603-446-0003 (PO Box 100, Milford NH 03055), page 20

Philadelphia Area Computer Society (PACS) is a Philadelphia computer club: 215-951-1255, page 605

Power Computing was the first company to build and sell Macintosh clones: 800-410-7693 (12337 Technology Blvd., Austin, TX 78727), page 87

Prostar sells notebook computers cheap: 800-576-1134, 818-854-3428, www.pro-star.com (1128 Coiner Ct., City of Industry, CA 91748), page 80

Prodigy is an online service: www.prodigy.com, page 204

Professional Technologies sells computers cheap: 800-949-5018, 909-468-1368, tech 800-787-8987, www.professionalpc.com (21038 Commerce Point Dr., Walnut CA 91789), page 80

Quantex sells computers cheap: 800-836-0566, 908-563-4166, David Johnson (helpful salesperson) 800-419-4017, tech 800-813-2062, www.quantex.com (400-B Pierce Street, Somerset, NJ 08873), pages 11&72&213

Royal Computer sells computers cheap: 800-486-0008, 818-855-5077, 800-468-2708, www.royalcomp.com (1208 John Reed Ct., City of Industry CA 91745), page 80

S&W Computers & Electronics sells discount computer hardware: 800-874-1235, 212-463-8330 (31 W. 21st St., New York, NY 10010), pages 14&21

Sager is a division of Midern, which makes fancy notebook computers, cheap: 800-669-1624, 818-964-8682, tech 800-741-2219,
www.sager-midern.com (18005 Cortney Ct., City of Industry CA 91748), pages 13&77&80

Seagate Technology is the biggest manufacturer of hard drives: 800-468-3472, 408-438-6550, www.seagate.com (2010 Main St., Irvine CA 92714), page 37

Secret Guide to Computers publishes this book: 617-666-2666 (22 Ashland St. #2, Somerville MA 02144), pages 1&8&623&638

Softkey makes inexpensive software: 617-494-1450, tech 770-428-0008, www.softkey.com (1 Athenaeum St., Cambridge MA 02142), pages 64&287

Surplus Direct, also called "Surplus Software", sells old software cheap: 800-753-7877, 541-387-6000, www.surplusdirect.com (489 North 8th St., Hood River, OR 97031), page 21

Symantec publishes database software (Q&A) and system-maintenance software (Norton Utilities, Norton Desktop, Norton Antivirus, SAM Symantec Antivirus for Mac): 800-441-7234, 408-253-9600, tech 541-345-3322, Q&A tech 408-252-5700, www.symantec.com (10201 Torre Ave., Cupertino CA 95014), pages 61&64&257&596

Tokyo PC Users Group is a computer club in Japan: (03)3576-9783 (Shibuya Post Restante, Shibuya, Tokyo 150 Japan), page 605

Tri State Computer sells computers and printers: 800-433-5199, 212-633-2530, ask for David Rohinsky (helpful salesperson) at extension 223, tech 212-633-6807 (650 6th Ave. [at 20th St.], New York NY 10011), pages 21&44&56

U.S. Robotics makes modems and a pocket computer (Pilot): www.usr.com (7770 N. Frontage Rd., Skokie IL 60022), pages 14&56

USA Flex sells computers and components by long ads on the back pages of Computer Shopper: 800-USA-FLEX, 708-351-7172, www.usaflex.com, pages 20&34&40&44

Western Digital makes hard drives and controllers: 800-832-4778, 714-863-0102, tech 714-932-4900, www.wdc.com (8105 Irvine Center Dr., Irvine CA 92718), page 37

Wonderex sells computers cheap: 800-838-7988, 909-595-1811, tech 800-570-1337, www.wonderex.com (20515 Walnut Dr., Walnut CA 91789), page 81

World Net is an Internet service provider owned by AT&T: 800-World-Net, page 209

Worldwide Technologies sells chips: 800-457-6937, 215-922-0050, tech 215-922-4640, www.worldwidetechnologies.com (437 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19106), page 23

Zenon Technologies sells computers cheap: 800-899-6119, 818-935-1860, tech 800-229-7878, www.primenet.com/~zenon (18343 Gale Ave., City of Industry CA 91748), page 80

Jargon dictionary

For each common computer term, hereís a quick definition and the page number where youíll find more details. (I edited these definitions from research done by my assistant, Len Pallazola.) For computer terms that are more bizarre, see the master index on pages 632-637.

access denied This error message means youíre not allowed to do what you tried. For example, you canít delete a file marked "read-only". 144

access time The amount of time (usually measured in milliseconds) required to read data from a disk. 37

active-matrix screen The most expensive type of notebook-computer screen. 72,76

archives Stored or compressed files that you plan to use seldom, if ever. 57

artificial intelligence This kind of program lets the computer try to learn and think for itself. 320

ASCII American Standard Code for Information Interchange. A coding convention that lets different types of computers share text. 98,139,194,398,566

ASCII file A plain text file. This means the data file contains just letters, numbers, and other simple ASCII characters. 202

AT bus The most common type of bus. Also called an ISA bus. 67

AT computer IBM PC with Advanced Technology. At the time, it was advanced. AT computers are now considered slow and obsolete. 11,23,67

AUTOEXEC.BAT A batch file of commands automatically performed when the computer is turned on. 135,139,585,588

backslash A slash descending to the right. Example: \. 53,119,121

backup A separate copy of your data, which youíll keep in a safe place if you know whatís good for you. A backup can consist of disks or tapes. 36,57,145,148,265

bad command This error means you typed a command the computer doesnít recognize. Make sure you spelled the command correctly. 123,135

bad or missing command interpreter This error happens when COMMAND.COM is missing. 595

bad sectors Unusable or damaged spots on a disk. 123

batch file A text file containing a series of DOS commands (and identified by the extension .BAT). The operating system processes all commands in the batch file, one after the other. 130

baud The number of bits of data transferred per second. Used for measuring the speed of a modem or network. 130

BBS Bulletin board system. 205

binary A number system in which the only digits are ones and zeros. For example, 1001010 is the binary way to write the number seventy-four. 23,564

BIOS Basic input/output system. The part of the operating system that teaches the computer how to handles the keyboard, disk drives, and other fundamentals. In most computers, the BIOS is in a CMOS ROM chip on the motherboard. 31,595

bipolar chip An old type of chip thatís extra-fast but too expensive. Lots of bipolar chips were used in old, expensive computers. Modern computers use mainly MOS chips instead to reduce costs, but still use a few bipolar chips in the RAM cache, which is a tiny, high-speed part of the RAM. 23

bit Binary digit. The smallest unit for measuring data size. A bit can hold a value of either 1 or 0. 565

bitmap font A type of font that canít be resized. You must have a separate font installed for each size you want to use. Also called a "non-scaleable font". 48

boldface Text displayed darker for emphasis (like this). 45,99,164,187

boot the computer Turn the computer on. 131,137

bootable disk A disk containing the "system files", which are needed when you turn the computer on. The system files tell the computer how to start running. A bootable disk is also called a "boot disk" or "boot floppy". 138

bps Bits per second. Used for measuring the speed of a modem or network. Sometimes called "baud". 23,56

buffer Memory set aside to temporarily store data being transferred from one device to another. 133

bug In a program, a mistake that makes the program malfunction. 374

bus On the motherboard, the wires that transfer data from the motherboard to the computerís expansion slots. 66

byte Used for measuring the size of data, a "byte" is the amount of memory consumed by a letter of the alphabet or any other character. One byte equals eight bits. 28,566

cache Special high-speed memory, set aside to store the info youíve been working on most recently, so you can access that info faster. The disk info youíve been working on most recently is stored in a cache made of RAM. The RAM info youíve been working on most recently is stored in a cache made of higher-speed RAM, called "bipolar RAM". 30,38,70

CAD Computer-Aided Design. A type of program used by architects and engineers to create blueprints. 62,272

carrier The connection made between two computers using modems. 207

case The casing which holds the "guts" of your computer, including the power supply, motherboard, CPU, RAM, adapter cards, and drives. Cases come in two popular styles: "desktop" and "tower". 58,70

CD-ROM drive A component that lets your computer read compact disks (CDs). Compact disks can store a large amount of data and have become the preferred way to distribute software. 14,32,39,70,134

CGA video Color Graphics Adapter. The oldest (and worst) kind of IBM-compatible color monitor. It produces few colors and just low resolution. 42,67,273,383

character A letter of the alphabet, a number, or any other symbol you can type. 28,98,139,194

chip A tiny square on which is etched a miniaturized electronic circuit. 14,22

clip art Bitmaps or other graphics that can easily be added to word processing documents. 255

clock cycle An electrical pulse that instructs the computer to perform the next step in whatever process it is running. The typical computer generates millions of clock cycles each second. 24

clock-doubled chip A microprocessor chip that thinks twice as fast as it communicates with other chips. For example, a 486DX2. 26

clock-tripled chip A microprocessor chip that thinks three times as fast as it communicates with other chips. For example, a 486DX4. 26

CMOS Complimentary metal-oxide semiconductor. A type of computer chip that consumes very little electricity, so it can run on batteries. 23,30,68,590,596

CMOS SETUP program A program usually found on a ROM chip inside the computer. This program lets you teach the computer which monitor, disk drives, and chips are installed. 68,590

cold boot Hereís how to "do a cold boot": restart the computer by flipping its power switch. If the computerís already on, hereís how to cold boot: flip the power switch off, then wait for the computer to quiet down, then flip the power switch back on. 137

COM port Communication port. An outlet, in the computerís back wall, to which you can attach devices. A typical computer has a mouse attached to COM1 and a modem attached to COM2. Also called a "serial port". 204

command interpreter A system file that teaches the computer to understand DOS commands typed at a prompt. Usually called "COMMAND.COM". 595

competitive upgrade This type of software will install just if you already have either the previous version or a product that competes with the program being installed. Companies use this technique to steal customers from the competition. 65

computer Any machine that can seem to do useful thinking. 10,15

CONFIG.SYS An ASCII file containing equations that teach the computer how to manage attached devices. 132,139,585,588,595

Control Panel A Microsoft Windows component that lets you set options affecting how Windows runs. 106,113

conventional memory The first 640 kilobytes of RAM. Also called "base memory". 29

coprocessor A supplementary chip that helps a primitive CPU handle advanced math problems fast. Also called a "math chip". If your CPU is modern (486DX, Pentium, or Pentium Pro), it already includes built-in math coprocessor circuitry, so you donít need to buy a separate coprocessor chip. 25

copy protection Any method that prevents disks or programs from being copied or pirated. 65,125

cpi Characters per inch. Used for measuring fonts. 50

cps Characters per second. Used for measuring the speed of printers, modems, and networks. 52

CPU Central processing unit. The computerís brain, where the thinking occurs. In all computers that are popular, the CPU is a single chip, called "the microprocessor". In computers that are very old or very big, the CPU is a set of chips or circuits working together. Sometimes simply called "the processor". 14,23,70

crippled software A program thatís just partly functional, usually distributed as a free demo for you to try. The idea is that if you like the demo, youíll eventually buy the uncrippled "full" version. 65

CRT Cathode Ray Tube. The picture tube thatís in your computerís monitor. 42

cursor A small blinking line (or block) on your screen. In most software, the cursorís position shows where new text will appear when typed. 185

daisy-wheel printer An obsolete kind of printer. It has all letters of the alphabet embossed on what looks like petals of a daisy flower (made of plastic or metal). To print, the printer rotates the flower to the correct letter. Then it bangs the letter against an inked ribbon, which presses against the paper to produce the letter. 45

data Info stored in the computerís RAM, ROM, or disks. The data can then flow into the CPU or through modems. Sometimes the word "data" is used in a narrower sense, to refer just to info consisting of documents and database lists, rather than programs. 15,62

database A list of names and addresses, or any other large mass of stored info, or the program that lets you store it. 61,256

debugging Fixing bugs or mistakes in a program. 374

Defrag A program that corrects disk fragmentation. The Defrag program is included as part of DOS 6.2 and Windows 95. 106,141,584

demo disk A disk containing a sample of a program, so you can see the program in action before buying the programís full version. The demo disk is usually free or costs under $10, but lacks advanced features and comes with just an abridged instruction manual, if any. 65

desktop computer A computer designed to be put on your desk (instead of on your floor or lap). Usually, a desktop computerís case rests on the desk, and the computerís monitor sits atop the case. 12

desktop-publishing program A program that lets you combine graphics with text to create posters, ads, and newsletters. Pagemaker, Frame Maker, Venture Publisher, and Quark Xpress are fancy desktop-publishing programs. Microsoft Publisher is easier to learn but does less. 62,266

device driver A program that teaches your computer how to handle a specific device. For example, a mouse driver teaches your computer to handle your mouse; a CD-ROM driver teaches your computer to handle your CD-ROM drive. When you buy a mouse or CD-ROM drive, it usually comes with a floppy disk containing the device driver. 132

diagnostic software Programs that check a computer for problems. 140,593

dialog box A big box that appears on your screen and waits for you to fill in its blanks or click "OK" or otherwise feed it info. 109

disk A round device that rotates, holds computer data, and makes all its data accessible fast. Three kinds of disks are popular. A "CD-ROM disk" looks like the kind of CD that music comes on, but it holds computer data instead of music. A "floppy disk" is made of magnetic material; though round, itís permanently sealed in a square jacket, so it looks square. Inside the typical modern computer, a stack of "hard disks" hide permanently and are never seen. 14,32,114

disk drive A device that can hold a disk, rotate the disk, and read the info thatís on the disk. 14,32,70

document A computer file that contains text, such as a word processor file. 98,111,154,160

documentation The manual, online help text, and other printed matter that comes with a program. 419

DOS Disk Operating System. A program that teaches your computer how to use disks and to run other programs. 59,114

dot pitch The distance between adjacent dots on a monitorís screen. SVGA monitors typically have a dot pitch of either .28 (good), .39mm (bad) or higher (even worse). 69

dot-matrix printer A type of printer that sticks some pins at an inked ribbon. The pins press the ribbon against the paper, to form the letters of the alphabet and low-quality graphics. 12,44,45,51

double-click Position the mouse pointer over an item and then quickly press the mouseís button twice. On a two-button or three-button mouse, this is usually done using the left button. 103,153

double-sided disk A type of floppy disk that can store data on both sides. Itís more modern and more popular than single-sided disks. 33

Double Space A program that comes with MS-DOS 6 and can compress a hard drive, so more disk space becomes available. But it decreases your free RAM and creates many software conflicts. Stacker, SuperStor, and Drive Space are similar programs. 582

download Copy a file or program to your computer (from a bigger computer) electronically, by using a network or modem or special cable. 206

draft quality A printing option that makes the printer print faster and consume less ink by generating a lower-quality printout, appropriate for a rough draft. 50

drag Move an item thatís on your screen, by using the mouse. To do so, first point at the item you want to move; then while holding down the mouseís button, move the item to the desired new location. Finally, release the mouseís button. 110,151

DRAM Dynamic random access memory. The most common type of RAM chip. 30,70

drive A device that makes a disk or tape rotate. To use a disk or tape, you must put it into a drive. 32,39,70,121

dual-scan color screen An improved passive-matrix screen used in notebook computers. 72,76

EDO RAM The fastest type of standard RAM. 29,70

EGA video Enhanced Graphics Adapter. A type of color monitor having slightly better resolution than CGA monitors. 42,68,273,383

EIDE Enhanced Integrated Drive Electronics An even faster type of hard drive than IDE. EIDE can handle drive sizes larger than 528 megabytes. 38

EISA Extended Industry Standard Architecture. A 32-bit version of the ISA bus. 68

e-mail Electronic mail. Messages sent from one person to another by using a network, BBS, online service, or the Internet. 204,215

EMM Expanded memory manager. A device driver that manages upper memory and lets XMS memory be used as EMS memory. The most common EMM is EMM386.EXE, which comes with DOS and Windows. 30,133,140

ESDI Enhanced Small Device Interface. A slow, obsolete kind of hard drive. Slightly faster than RLL drives. 38

Ethernet A type of hardware that uses special wires and adapter cards to connect computers, creating a local-area network (LAN). 223

expanded memory (EMS memory) RAM memory thatís above the first 1024 kilobytes and managed in an old-fashioned way, which is slower than XMS but required by some old DOS programs. 29,30,133,140

extended memory (XMS memory) RAM memory above the first 1024 kilobytes. For example, if your computer has 4 megabytes of RAM, it has three megabytes of extended memory. 29,30,132,140

FAT File Allocation Table. This index stores the locations and sizes of all files stored on a disk. 118

fax/modem A modem that also lets you use your computer as a fax machine. 56,77,221

floppy disk A small disk contained inside a square dust jacket. Also called a "diskette". Floppy disks usually come in two sizes: 3Ĺ-inch and 5ľ-inch. Though 3Ĺ-inch disks each come in a hard plastic jacket, theyíre called "floppy disks", not "hard disks". 14,32,70

font A set of characters of a certain style. Also called a "typeface". 45,48,50,100,165,193

format a disk To prepare a disk for use, or to erase the disk. "IBM format" means that the disk can be used by IBM compatible computers. "Mac format" means that the disk can be used on a Macintosh. 34,104,138

forward slash A slash rising to the right. Example: /. 53

fragmented file On a disk, a file thatís unfortunately been split into several parts, on several parts of the disk, so you canít retrieve all of it at once, and accessing its data is slow. This can be corrected by using Defrag, which is a program thatís part of DOS 6.2 and Windows 95. 106,141

freeware A program that costs no money, so itís free. 65

gigabyte Used for measuring the size of data, "gigabyte" unfortunately has two definitions: a "small" gigabyte is 1,000,000,000 bytes; a "big" gigabyte is "1024 times 1024 times 1024 bytes." 28

hard drive A computer component that can store many files or programs by using magnetic material. For a typical computer, the hard drive hides permanently inside the computerís main box (system-unit case) and never comes out. 14,32,36,70

Hayes-compatible modem A modem thatís standard and therefore compatible with most software. 56

help A programís built-in documentation, usually found in a menu labeled "Help". Some Windows software includes more info in the Help system than in the printed manual. 107,143,144,159

Hercules video A type of video card that can generate graphics on monochrome monitors. 383

hertz (Hz) One cycle per second. The smallest unit for measuring computer speed. 24

hexadecimal A number system based on 16 digits instead of ten. The 6 extra "digits" are called A, B, C, D, E, and F. Hereís how you count in hexadecimal: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, A, B, C, D, E, F, 10, 11, 12, etc. Hexadecimal is used as a shorthand notation for binary numbers. 565,567

hidden file A file hidden from file lists and directories. Important operating system files are usually hidden, so novices wonít see them, wonít try to manipulate them, and wonít wreck them. 120,132,145

high memory The first 640K of RAM is called the "base memory". The next 384K of RAM is called the "upper memory". Together, those kinds of RAM consume 1 megabyte. The remaining RAM, which is beyond the first megabyte, is sometimes all called "high memory", though the term "high-memory area" often means just the first 64K of that remaining RAM. 133,134

high-density disk A type of floppy disk that can store more than one megabyte of data. 33

home page The first page that your Internet browser shows you, or the first page of a companyís Web site, or a Web page created for personal use. 211,214

http HyperText Transport Protocol. An Internet Web-page address. 210

I/O devices Input/output devices. Devices to let your computer communicate with humans & other computers. Examples: the keyboard & mouse (input), printer & monitor (output), and modem & network adapter (both input & output). 13,349

icon On your screen, a tiny picture that represents a command or file. If you click on the icon by using your mouse, the computer will perform the command or open the file. 93,109,150

IDE Integrated Drive Electronics. A fast type of disk drive. An IDE drive canít hold more than 528 megabytes; to hold more, get an Extended IDE drive instead. 38

infinite loop In a program, a routine that continuously repeats itself and never stops repeating. 343

ink-jet printer A printer that squirts ink onto the paper, through tiny nozzles. If the printer is made by Canon, itís called a "Bubble Jet"; if made by Hewlett-Packard, itís called a "DeskJet". 12,44,47

input device Any device that sends info into the computer, from a human or another source. The most popular input devices are the keyboard, mouse, joystick, microphone, and scanner. 13

insufficient memory This error means that you donít have enough RAM memory available to perform an action or run a command. Try closing other programs first, or edit your CONFIG.SYS and AUTOEXEC.BAT files (which tell the computer how to use the RAM), or put more RAM chips into your computer. 596

interface A program that lets you control the computer. An interface can be made of a prompt and simple commands (called a "command-line interface"), menus (called a "menu-driven interface"), or icons & graphics (called a "graphical user interface" or GUI). 93

interlaced video A cheap, bad kind of VGA monitor (or video card) that flickers at high resolutions. 69

Internet A giant computer network that connects thousands of government, educational, and commercial organizations and millions of users. 205,208

interrupt A signal sent from a device or chip to the CPU to request service. 573

ISA Industry Standard Architecture. The most common type of bus. 67,68

italic Text displayed diagonally for emphasis (like this). 99,164,193

joystick An input device used mainly to play games on your computer. 54,77

kbps Kilobits per second. Sometimes called "kilobaud". Used for measuring the speed of a modem or network. 56

keyboard An input device that lets you type info into your computer. Old keyboards had 88 keys, but modern keyboards have 101 or 104 keys. 12,53,94,98,111

kilobaud Thousands of signals (or bits) per second. Used for measuring the speed of a modem or network. 56

kilobyte About a thousand bytes. More precisely, 1024 bytes. Use for measuring the size of data. 28

label An eleven-character "name" for a disk. Itís used by installation programs to determine which disk is in the drive. 124

laptop A portable computer that can fit on your lap. A portable computer is usually called a "notebook" computer instead if itís even smaller, about the size of a notebook. A portable computer is usually called a "pocket computer" instead if itís even smaller, small enough to fit in your pocket. 13,77

laser printer A type of printer that resembles a photocopy machine: it contains a drum and uses ink toner. The printer shoots a laser beam at the drum, which picks up toner and deposits it on the paper. 12,44,48

LCD Liquid-crystal display. This kind of display uses very little electricity and can run on batteries. Itís used in most laptop computers, notebook computers, pocket computers, and digital watches. 43,76

letter quality A printing option that makes the printer use more ink and print more slowly, providing a higher-quality printout. 50

link A connection between two files, or between two places in a single file. For example, clicking on certain text in a Web page opens another Web page; the text clicked is called the "link". 211

local-area network (LAN) A network in which all the networked computers are in one building or on one campus. 222

logging on The act of connecting to an online service, network, BBS, or the Internet. 223,226

lost chains Lost chains are pieces of data that are no longer connected with any file. Theyíre generated when you (or a troubled program) abruptly shuts the computer down while the computerís in the middle of trying to write data onto the disk. 123,587

Mac Macintosh. A line of computers built by Apple Computer Company. 11,27,84,150

macro While youíre using a word-processing program or spreadsheet program (or similar software), you can invent a "macro", which is your own command that stands for a list of other commands. Writing a macro is like writing a program or batch file, but your macro is restricted to activities that the word-processing program or spreadsheet program can perform. 197

mainframe A more popular name for maxicomputers. 10

maxicomputer The largest type of computer. Also called a "mainframe". 10

MCA Micro Channel Architecture. A faster bus than ISA, but slower than VESA or PCI. Used in the IBM PS/2 model 50 (& up) and a few other weird computers. Modern computers donít use it. 68

MCGA video Multi-Color Graphics Array. A video card that resembles VGA but displays fewer colors because it contains less RAM. 68

megabyte There are three contradictory definitions of "megabyte". Hard- disk manufacturers define a "megabyte" to be a million bytes. RAM chip manufacturers define a "megabyte" to be "1024 kilobytes", which is 1,048,576 bytes (since a kilobyte is 1024 bytes). Floppy-disk manufacturers define a "megabyte" to be "1000 kilobytes", which is 1,024,000 bytes, so a 1.44-megabyte floppy disk holds 1440 kilobytes. 28

megahertz (MHz) One million cycles per second. Used for measuring the computerís speed. 24,66

microcomputer The smallest type of computer. IBM-compatibles and Macintoshes are microcomputers. 10

microprocessor A microcomputerís CPU chip. 14,23

millisecond A thousandth of a second. 37

minicomputer A computer thatís smaller than a maxicomputer but bigger than a microcomputer. Typically about the size of a refrigerator. 10

modem Modulator/demodulator. A device that lets computers talk to each other using regular telephone lines. 14,55,70,77,204

monitor The computerís screen. 12,20,42,67,68,70

monochrome monitor A cheap kind of computer monitor that canít display many colors: it displays just black and one light color. The light color is either light-orange, light-green, or white, depending on which monochrome monitor you buy. 42

monospaced font A typestyle in which each character has the same width (like this), so the "m" is no wider than the "i". Itís the opposite of "proportional font". 50,193

motherboard The computerís main circuit board, to which all other devices are connected. The motherboardís most important component is the CPU chip. 14,22

mouse A box the size of a pack of cigarettes. If you slide the mouse across your desk, a pointer moves across the computerís screen. 12,54,93,109,151

mouse driver A device driver that teaches your computer how to communicate with your mouse. 136

multimedia Computer programs that use sound, graphics, animation, video movies, and text to be more exciting. 40,289

multitask Do two things at once, such as printing a document while using the World Wide Web, or reading in the bathroom. 93

nanosecond A billionth of a second. 1/1,000,000,000 of a second. 29

network Connecting several computers so they can share files, printers, and other equipment. Most network software also lets users send each other e-mail. Networks come in two sizes: local-area networks (LANs) and wide-area networks (WANs). 222

network interface card (NIC) A card, in your computer, that lets the computer be attached to a local-area network. 223

newsgroup Any of the message forums on the Internetís Usenet system. 219

no carrier A broken connection between two computers communicating by modem. 207

non-interlaced A VGA or SVGA monitor that handles high resolutions well, without flickering. 69

non-system disk A non-bootable disk. An error that says "Non-system disk or disk error" usually means that you forgot to take a floppy disk out of the drive the last time you used the computer. 116,132,595

notebook computers Lightweight portable computers, about the same size as a studentís 8Ĺ by 11-inch notebook. 123,72,76,91

object-oriented A programming technique in which you create miniature programs called "objects" and a main program that runs each object as needed. 476

operating system A set of instructions that teaches the computer how to handle the keyboard, monitor, printer, and disk drives. 59,93,222,630

OS/2 An operating system invented by IBM and similar to Windows. 59

output Results that the computer has put out and sent to a device such as a printer or monitor. Youíre reading my computerís output now. 13,349

palmtop computer A miniature computer that can fit in the palm of your hand. The typical palmtop computer is also called a "personal digital asisstant (PDA)" because it holds your appointments & important phone numbers and lets you take notes (or play games) in meetings. The Newton and the U.S. Robotics Pilot are popular palmtop computers. 13

partition A part of a hard drive that acts like a separate drive. For example, a big hard drive can be partitioned to form two smaller drives, called C and D. 138

passive-matrix screen The cheapest type of notebook-computer screen. 72

PCI Peripheral Component Interconnect. The fastest type of bus, used in most Pentium computers and some Power Mac computers. 68

PCL Printer Control Language. A standard code used by software to communicate with Hewlett-Packardís laser printers (and now other laser printers also). 49

PCMCIA card Personal-Computer Memory-Card International Association card. A type of expansion card popular in notebook computers because itís small (about the size of a credit card) and easy to insert & remove. 22,77

PDA Personal digital assistant. A palmtop computer (such as the Newton and the U.S. Robotics Pilot) that holds your appointments & important phone numbers and lets you tape notes (or play games) in meetings. 13

peer-to-peer network A type of LAN in which each computer also acts as a server. 224

Pentium The fastest type of standard microprocessor. 14,23,70

pirated software Software copied illegally. 65,596

pixel A single dot on the computerís screen. 382

portable computer Any computer than can be transported easily from one location to another. 13,47,72,77,78,79

Postscript A standard code used by software to communicate with Appleís laser printers (and some IBM-compatible laser printers). Invented by Adobe. 49,64

Power Mac The fastest type of Macintosh computer. It contains the Power PC processor. 27,86

Power PC A type of CPU chip developed by Motorola, Apple, and IBM to compete with Intel. Itís used in Power Macs and some IBM computers. 27,86

power supply A computer component that converts line voltage from a wall electrical outlet to the voltages needed by the computer components. Also called an "AC/DC power transformer". 15,66

ppm Pages per minute. Used for measuring a laser printerís speed. 52

printer driver A device driver that teaches your computer how to communicate with your printer. 189

printer font A font or typeface built into the printer. 193

prompt Any message that appears on your screen and waits for you to reply. For example, when youíre giving MS-DOS commands you see a prompt that says "C:\>". 116,135,349,420

proportional font A typestyle in which some characters are wider than others. For example, in a proportional font, the letter "m" is wider than the letter "i". Itís the opposite of "monospaced font". 50,193

pull-down menu A menu where you usually see just the menuís title. When you click that title, the rest of the menu appears. 109,151

RAM Random-access memory. Memory chips that store info just temporarily and erase the info when the computerís turned off. 14,28

read-only file A file that the computer refuses to change or delete, because the file was marked "read-only" by DOSís ATTRIB command. 144

reboot the computer Restart the computer. To do that, flip the computerís power switch off then on, or press the restart button, or simultaneously press three weird keys (Ctrl, Alt, and DELETE). 137

registered user A software owner who, being the responsible type who gives the paperboy a nice tip each holiday, mailed in the registration card after installing the program. 65

relational database A type of database that lets more than one data file be open at once, letting data in one file be linked to data in another. 269

resolution How many dots ("pixels") are shown on the screen. For example, the resolution can be 640-by-480 or 1024-by-768 pixels. Used for measuring a monitorís quality based on its sharpness & clarity. 48,273,383,583

right-click Position the mouse pointer on an item and click the mouseís rightmost button. 103

RLL Run-Length Limited. A slow, obsolete type of hard drive. 38

ROM Read-only memory. Memory chips that contain permanent info which canít be modified. 14,31

root directory A diskís main directory, which contains all the other directories and files. 120

save Copy the current file to a disk (hard or floppy), so you can use the file again later. 155,188,237,252

scanner A device that copies printed info or photographs into the computer. The info is then stored as a graphics file, such as a bitmap. 54

screen dump A printed copy of the current display, usually generated by pressing the Print Screen key. 143

SCSI Small Computer System Interface. A fast type of disk drive (or disk-controller card). 38

sector A section of a disk. 33,123

seek time How long you must wait for the disk driveís head to move to the track containing your data. 37

server A networkís main computer. The files on its hard disk can be accessed by the other networked computers. It runs the network software. Typically it has a bigger hard drive and more RAM than the other networked computers. 222

shareware A program you can use free for a while (typically 2 or 3 months). When the free period ends, youíre supposed to mail the programís author a donation or stop using the program. 65,229

shift-click Hold down the shift key while clicking the mouseís button. 155,158

SIMM Single In-line Memory Module. The most common type of RAM memory card. 14,29

SIPP Single In-Line Pin Package. An obsolete type of RAM memory card. 29

site license A contract between a firm and a software company that lets the firm to install the same program on many computers. 65

sneaker net The cheapest type of network. To share info, copy it onto a floppy disk and walk it over to the other computer. Also called "Nike Net". 227

software In a narrow sense, "software" means "programs" (including application programs and also the operating system). The word "software" is often used more broadly, to include all info that the computer handles: programs and also the data. 15,59,71

Sound Blaster The most popular sound card. Most games and programs require that your sound card be "Sound Blaster compatible". 40,55

sound card An expansion card that lets you attach stereo speakers to your computer. Most games require a sound card. 14,55,70

sound driver Software that makes your sound card work. 135

source code The original version of a program, in the original programming language. 570

Start menu Windows 95ís main menu, shown when you click the Start button. 96,106

surge suppressor A device to protect your computer from power surges. One end of it has an electric cord (which you plug into your officeís wall); the other end has several electrical outlets, into which you plug the computer, printer, and monitor. 58

SVGA video Super Video Graphics Array. A type of monitor that can handle a resolution of 1024 by 768 pixels. The best SVGA monitors can handle resolutions that are even higher. 69

system files Program files that are fundamental parts of the operating system and required before the computer can run other programs. On a computer using MS-DOS, the main system files are MSDOS.SYS, IO.SYS, and COMMAND.COM. 132

tape drive A drive that stores data on tape. 57

telecommunication Using a modem and telephone lines to communicate with other computers. 55,204

terminal A device (usually a keyboard with a monitor) to communicate with a main computer elsewhere by modem or network. Also, "Terminal" is the name of a communication program included with Windows. 43,206

toolbar In a program, a strip of buttons that perform frequently-used commands. 164,168

touch screen An input device that lets you touch the screen to run commands, instead of using the keyboard or mouse. 54

touchpad An input device consisting of a small (usually 2-inch) pad and 1 or 2 buttons. Modern notebook computers use it instead of a mouse. Glide your finger along the pad to move the pointer on your screen. Use the buttons or tap the pad to "click" on an icon on your screen. 54,77

tower computer A computer case built to stand on the floor. Tower computers typically contain more room for extra drives than desktop computers, and come in three general sizes "mini tower" (18 inches tall), "mid tower" (24 inches), and "full tower" (32 inches). 12,68,70

trackball An input device consisting of a ball set in a cage and 1 or 2 buttons. Some notebook computers use it instead of a mouse. Roll the ball within its cage to move the pointer on your screen. 54

tractor-feed paper Paper that comes in a long, continuous sheet and has holes in its left and right margins. When itís fed into a "tractor-feed printer", the printerís tractors clamp down on the paper and pull it through. When the printing is finished, the user tears off the output, using perforations in the paper. 51

True Type font The standard type of font used by Windows. Itís also available for the Mac. Each True Type font can be resized and prints the same size on paper as on the screen, so the screen provides an accurate mock-up of what youíll see on paper. 100,166

upgrade An upgrade (noun) is something purchased to improve whatís already there. For example, a CPU upgrade makes your computer faster. An upgrade to your word-processing program adds new features. To upgrade (verb) is to add the new equipment or software. 64

upload Send a file or program from your computer to a bigger computer that runs a network or bulletin board, by using network commands or a modem. 206

upper memory The first 384 kilobytes of RAM after the base (conventional) memory. 29,133

VESA local bus (VLB) Video Electronics Standards Association local bus. A fast type of bus that was popular because it could handle fast video. The newest computers use the PCI bus instead, which works even faster. 68

VGA video Video Graphics Array. A type of monitor that can handle a resolution of 640 by 480 pixels. The best VGA monitors can handle resolutions that are even higher. 42,69,273,383

video RAM The RAM on a computerís video card. 69,568

virus Evil computer programs that hide inside other programs so they can sneak inside your computer and screw it up. Mean people write viruses. 62,120,142,595

volume label An eleven character "name" for a disk. Itís used by installation programs to determine which disk is in the drive. 124

warm boot Restart your computer without turning the power off and on, by pressing the Control, Alt, and Delete keys simultaneously. Also called the "three-finger salute". 137

wave-table sound The best kind of sound card, with built-in pre-recorded sounds. 70

Web browser A program that lets you access the Internetís World Wide Web. The most popular Web browsers are Netscape Navigator and Internet Explorer. 210

wildcard A character (such as "?" or "*") that lets you select many items matching particular criteria, while youíre running a program or giving a command. 120

Windows The most popular operating system. It lets you use a mouse, and it can run several programs simultaneously. It runs on IBM-compatible computers and makes them act somewhat like a Macintosh. 59&204

World Wide Web (WWW) The most popular Internet feature. A collection of "Web pages" (containing text, graphics, and sound) that link to other Web pages. To use the World Wide Web, you need a Web browser (such as Netscape Navigator or Internet Explorer). 210

WYSIWYG "What You See Is What You Get". A program that can display on the screen exactly what will be printed. Modern word processors and graphics programs are all WYSIWYG. Pronounced "wizzy wig". 255

Menus & icons

Windows 95

Item Page

CD Player 107

Date/Time 102

My Computer 103

Copy 104

Cut 105

File: New 103

Format 104

Open 104

Paste 104

Paste Shortcut 105

Properties 103

Rename 104

Send To 104

View 103

Recycle Bin 105

Start 96

Documents 106

Find 106

Help 107

Programs 97

Accessories 97

Calculator 97

HyperTerm'l 207

Paint 101

Airbrush 102

Brush 101

Eraser 101

Line 101

Pencil 101

Rectangle 101

WordPad 98

Align Left 99

Align Rt 99

Bold 99

Bullets 100

Center 99

Color 99

Font 100

Font Size 100

Italic 99

New 101

Open 101

Print 101

Print Pre 101

Save 101

Underline 99

MS-DOS Prompt 116

Settings 106

Shut Down 96

Windows 3.1

Icon Page

Program Manager 108

Accessories 110

Calculator 111

Clock 110

Paintbrush 112

Terminal 206

Write 111

Main 113

Control Panel 113

File Manager 113

MS-DOS

The MS-DOS index is on page 115.

 

Mac

Menu choice Page

Apple

About This Mac 152

Alarm Clock 156

Calculator 152

Chooser 158

Key Caps 152

Edit

Copy 158

Cut 155

Paste 155

Select All 155

Show Clipboard 158

File

Duplicate 156

New 155

New Folder 156

Open 155

Print 158

Put Away 157

Quit 155

Save 155

Finder 155

Help

Hide Balloons 159

Show Balloons 159

Label 159

Special

Clean Up 159

Eject Disk 157

Empty Trash 156

Shut Down 153

View 159

Word

Icon Page

Align Left 164

Align Right 164

AutoFormat 169

Bold 164

Bullets 167

Center 164

Columns 170

Copy 169

Cut 169

Decrease Indent 166

Font 166

Font Size 165

Format Painter 169

Increase Indent 166

Insert Table 170

Italic 164

Justify 164

New 168

Numbering 167

Open 168

Paste 169

Print 168

Print Preview 171

Redo 168

Save 168

Show/Hide 168

Spelling 170

Style 166

Underline 164

Undo 168

Zoom Control 171

 

 

Ami Pro

Control key Page

Bold 174

Display 174

Equidistant 174

Find 174

Go 174

Italics 174

Justify 174

Normal 174

Print 174

Right 174

Save 174

Underline 174

Word underline 174

Zap 174

Icon Page

Dictionary 176

Drawing 177

Frame 177

Thesaurus 176

Menu choice Page

File

Close 176

Exit 176

New 176

Open 176

Page

Breaks 175

Modify Page Lay 175

View

Show Ruler 173

View Preference 173

Q&A

Menu choice Page

File

Add data 260

Copy 265

Design file 259

Mass update 265

Print 263

Remove 265

Search/update 261

Utilities 265

Report

Design/redesign 263

Print a report 263

Utilities

Printer 178

Set global 178

Write

Clear 182

Get 182

Type/edit 179

Xit 182

Q&A Writeís F keys are on page 181.

Q&A Fileís F keys are on page 258.

Word Perfect

The Word Perfect index is on page 186.

 

Lotus 1-2-3

Menu choice Page

Add-in

Attach 255

Copy 248

Data

Sort 251

File

Erase 252

Retrieve 252

Save 252

Graph

Group 254

Options 254

Save 255

Type 255

View 254

Move 248

Print

Printer 251

Quit

Yes 252

Range

Erase 247

Format 250

Label 250

Worksheet

Column

Column-range 249

Set-width 249

Delete

Column 247

Row 247

Erase

Yes 247

Global

Column-width 249

Format 250

Recalculation 253

Insert

Column 248

Row 248

Titles

Both 253

Clear 253

Window

Clear 252

Horizontal 252

Vertical 252

WYSIWYG menu Page

Graph

Add 255

Print

Config 255

Go 255

Range 255

PGRAPH menu Page

Exit 255

Go 255

Image-select 255

Settings

Hardware 255

Save 255

 

Quattro Pro

Menu choice Page

Database

Sort 251

Edit

Copy 248

Delete 247

Erase-block 247

Insert 248

Move 248

File

Erase 247

Retrieve 252

Save 252

Utilities 252

Xit 252

Graph

Fast-graph 254

Graph-type 254

Text 254

View 254

Options

Formats 249

Recalculation 253

Print

Adjust-printer 251

Block 251

Graph-print 255

Spreadsh-print 251

Style

Alignment 250

Block-size 249

Column-width 249

Numeric-format 250

Window

Options 252

Excel

Icon Page

Bold 239

Center 240

Chart 242

Format 240

Grow 239

Italic 239

Left 240

New 238

Open 238

Print 237

Right 240

Save 237

Shrink 239

Sum 232

Menu choice Page

Data

Sort 241

Edit

Clear 239

Delete 234

Insert 234

File

Close 238

Delete 238

Exit 238

Page Setup 237

Quit 238

Window

Freeze Panes 235

Unfreeze Panes 235

Zoom 235

Languages

BASIC

BASIC index is on pp. 331-332.

DBASE

DBASE index is on page 450.

PASCAL

Command Page

BEGIN; 467

ELSE 471

END. 467

FOR I := 6 TO 10 DO 472

GOTO 10; 474

IF AGE<18 THEN 471

LABEL 10; 474

PROCEDURE INSULT; 474

PROGRAM WINE; 467

READLN(X); 470

REPEAT 472

UNTIL GUESS=6; 472

VAR 470

WHILE I<1000 DO 472

WRITELN('I WOULD KISS'); 467

X: ARRAY [1..6] OF REAL; 475

X: CHAR; 475

X: INTEGER; 470

X: REAL; 470

X: STRING; 475

X:=2; 470

X[1]:=2; 475

{ZELDA HATES COMPUTERS} 473

C

Command Page

char grade; 482

double mortgage_rate; 480

gets(name); 482

goto yummy; 485

int n,town_population; 480

printf("I love her so"); 478

putchar(grade); 482

puts("touch your toes"); 477

return ((a+b)/2); 485

scanf("%d",&age); 481

x=3; 480

x[1]=3; 481

x(); 485

++x; 480

--x; 480

/*Zelda is religious*/ 485

Prefix Page

else{ 484

for (i=20; i<=29; ++i){ 484

if (age<18){ 484

main(){ 477

while (1){ 484

x(){ 485

 

LOGO

Command Abbrev. Page

BACK 50 BK 486

CATALOG 493

CLEAN 487

CLEARSCREEN CS 487

DOT [20 50] 487

EDIT "REBUKE ED 491

END 491

ERALL 493

ERASE "PINWHEEL ER 493

ERASEFILE "FRED 493

ERN "MAGICNUMBER 493

ERNS 493

ERPS 493

FENCE 487

FILL 487

FORWARD 50 FD 486

FULLSCREEN FS 488

HIDETURTLE HT 486

HOME 486

IF :N<0 [STOP] 493

LEFT 90 LT 486

LOAD "FRED 493

MAKE "AGE 21 490

MIXEDSCREEN MS 488

PENDOWN PD 487

PENERASE PE 487

PENREVERSE PX 487

PENUP PU 487

PO "SQUARE 493

POALL 493

PONS 493

POPS 493

POTS 493

PRINT 5+2 PR 488

REPEAT 4 [FD 50] 490

RIGHT 90 RT 486

SAVE "FRED 493

SETHEADING 90 SETH 486

SETBG 1 487

SETPC 2 487

SETPOS [30 70] 486

SETSP 30 487

SETX 30 486

SETY 70 486

SHOW [MA CAN'T] 489

SHOWTURTLE ST 486

STOP 493

TELL 1 488

TEXTSCREEN TS 488

TO SQUARE 491

WINDOW 487

WRAP 487

LISP

Command Page

(CAR '(S D W)) 548

(CDR '(S D W)) 548

(COND etc. 549

(CONS 'M '(S D)) 548

(DEFUN etc. 549

(DIFFERENCE 5 2) 548

(EXPT 5 2) 548

(PLUS 5 2) 548

(QUOTE LOVE) 548

(QUOTIENT 5 2) 548

(SETQ X 7) 548

(SUB1 N) 549

(TIMES 5 2) 548

 

FORTRAN

Command Page

CALL YUMMY 509

CHARACTER*50 NAME 505

CLOSE(UNIT=3) 511

COMPLEX B 509

CONTINUE 502

DATA X/8.7/, Y/1.4/ 504

DIMENSION X(4) 503

DO 30 I=80,100 502

DOUBLE PRECISION A 508

ELSE 501

END 494

END IF 501

FORMAT (1X,'CHIPMUNKS') 494

FUNCTION F(X) 511

GO TO 10 496

GO TO (10,100,20,350), I 502

IF (I .LT. 5) J=3 501

IF (I .LT. 5) THEN 501

IF (X) 20,50,90 502

IMPLICIT DOUBLE etc. 508

JUNKY=-47 497

JUNKY(1)=-47 503

OPEN(UNIT=3, DEVICE=etc. 511

PRINT 10 494

READ 20, N 500

RETURN 509

STOP 496

SUBROUTINE YUMMY 509

WRITE(3,10) A 511

 

COBOL

Command Page

ACCEPT K. 517

ADD 7 TO A. 516

CLOSE POEM-FILE. 523

COMPUTE K = 53 + 4. 516

DISPLAY "LIFE STINKS". 512

GO TO MAIN-ROUTINE. 521

IF I > 5 etc. 520

MERGE SORT-FILE etc. 531

MOVE "HER" TO K. 515

OPEN OUTPUT POEM-FILE. 524

PERFORM HATE-IT 6 TIMES 514

READ P-FILE AT END etc. 525

SORT SORT-FILE etc. 530

STOP RUN. 512

SUBTRACT 4 FROM B. 516

WRITE POEM-LINE. 525

Outline Page

IDENTIFICATION DIVISION. 512

PROGRAM-ID. 512

AUTHOR. 512

INSTALLATION. 533

DATE-WRITTEN. 533

DATE-COMPILED. 533

SECURITY. 533

ENVIRONMENT DIVISION. 512

CONFIGURATION SECTION. 512

SOURCE-COMPUTER. 512

OBJECT-COMPUTER. 512

SPECIAL-NAMES. 519

INPUT-OUTPUT SECTION. 523

FILE-CONTROL. 523

DATA DIVISION. 512

FILE SECTION. 523

FD 523

SD 530

WORKING-STORAGE SECTION. 515

PROCEDURE DIVISION. 512

EASY

Command Page

DATA MEAT 547

GET X 546

HERE IS FRED 547

HOW TO PRETEND 547

IF X<3 547

LET R=4 547

LOOP 547

PICK SCORE 547

PREPARE X(100) 547

REPEAT 547

SAY 2+2 546

SKIP 547

8088 Assembler

Command Page

ADD AX,5 573

DB "I LOVE YOU$" 574

DEC AX 573

INC AX 573

INT 20 574

INT 21 573

JMP 104 573

MOV AX,2794 572

SUB AX,3 573

Master index

For each topic, this index tells the page number where the discussion begins; read the next few pages also.

To find a PASCAL command, look up "PASCAL summary", which in turn will lead you to the specific command.

Topic Page

1-2-3 (see Lotus)

10baseT 223

16-bit CPU 578

24-bit color 69

24-pin printers 46

286 chips 23

287 chips 25

386 chips 23

386SPART.PAR 120

387 chips 25

3Com 56

4004 microprocessor 578

486 chips 23

487 chips 25

586 chips 23

6502 assembler 571

6502 chips 27

88

68000 assembler 571

68000 chips 27

6809E chips 27

686 chips 24

26

68881 & 68882 chips 27

8-bit cards 66

80% rule for copies 65

80-column card 83

80286 (see 286)

80386 (see 386)

80486 (see 486)

8086 chips 23

8087 chips 25

8088 assembler 571

572

578

631

8088 chips 23

9-pin printers 45

A Fair Fax 221

A prompt 121

abort a program 343

ABS computers 74

81

absolute address 237

249

absolute addressing 578

absolute value 392

academic version 65

accelerator for Mac 27

accents for IBM 98

139

194

accents for Mac 153

accents in Word 172

Access 61

269

access denied 144

access time of disk 37

access to Internet 208

Accessories menu 97

Accessories window 110

accounting 290

accumulator in CPU 25

567

Acer computers 81

acoustic coupler 55

ACP 23

Acros computers 81

active window 153

active-matrix video 72

77

ADA 534

536

545

Adam computers 449

add data in Q&A 260

ADD in assembler 568

573

Addison keyboard 54

address on Internet 210

216

addresses in memory 26

567

addresses of celebs 216

addressing modes 578

Adobe 64

286

ads mislead 20

Advanced Micro Dev. 26

adventure games 315

Aegis 224

aerospace reports 307

age discrimination 609

AID 539

Alarm Clock for Mac 156

Aldus 64

ALGOL 534

536

537

align in cell 240

Allen, Woody 213

Allways 243

Alpha computers 11

Alpha database 61

269

alphab. (see sort)

Alt key 98

139

194

Altair computer 602

AltaVista 212

ALU 575

amber monitors 42

Ambra computers 11

69

AMD 70

AMD chips 26

Amdahl computers 10

Amelio, Gil 87

America Online 204

209

American Comp'r Ex. 21

American Megatrends 31

591

AMI BIOS 31

591

Ami Pro 60

63

161

287

Ami Pro details 173

Ami Pro summary 630

Amiga computers 11

90

271

Amnesia 317

analyst 608

AND in BASIC 357

Andressen, Marc 210

animation 289

Anti-CMOS virus 596

anti-virus programs 596

AOL 204

209

APL 534

APL details 551

apostrophe in BASIC 377

Apple 2 BASIC 449

Apple 2 clones 84

Apple 2 computers 11

83

Apple 3 computers 84

Apple BASIC 449

Apple computers 11

13

Apple DOS 59

Apple history 82

87

602

Apple icon 150

Apple key for Mac 150

159

Apple menu 151

Apple versus IBM 87

Apple word proc'ng 154

160

162

Apple's influence 82

Appleworks 62

161

229

application program 59

Approach 61

269

APT 535

555

Aptiva computers 11

69

arc functions 402

archives 57

argument in BASIC 388

415

Arial Black font 287

Arial font 100

166

array in BASIC 408

array processor 576

art (see graphics)

artificial intell. 320

Artisoft 224

As-Easy-As 229

AS/400 computers 11

ASCII 98

139

194

398

566

ASCII file 202

Ashton-Tate 63

450

assembler 564

assembler summary 631

assignment 346

AST computers 81

asterisk in ad 20

AT bus 67

AT computers 11

23

67

AT&T computers 10

AT&T World Net 209

ATA-2 disk drive 37

Atari computers 11

14

92

Atari history 92

602

Atari's BASIC 449

attachment to mail 219

attrib in DOS 144

146

attributes of file 120

144

146

auto-answer modem 55

auto-dial modem 55

Autocad 64

272

Autodesk 64

AUTOEXEC.BAT 135

585

588

595

AUTOEXEC.BAT skip 139

AutoFormat 169

171

automatic recalc 253

average in BASIC 409

average in Excel 232

avg in spreadsheet 246

Award BIOS 31

Babbage, Charles 598

backgammon 315

backlit screen 42

backslash 53

backslash in DOS 119

121

BACKSPACE key 94

98

184

backup disks 36

38

backup in DOS 145

backup in Q&A 265

backup on tape 57

backup techniques 145

148

backup using RAID 38

bad command 123

135

bad command interp. 591

bad sectors 123

balloons for Mac 159

bartenders 301

base memory 29

baseball 323

BASIC 60

534

536

539

613

BASIC details 330

BASIC summary 331

BASIC versions 438

449

basketball 318

batch processing 93

battery for Mac 156

baud 55

204

206

BBS 205

BCS 605

BEEP in BASIC 385

Beethoven 289

Ben & Jerry's 75

beta version 65

betting in BASIC 395

Bible 310

Bigfoot 216

binary system 23

564

biology 614

BIOS 31

591

bipolar chips 23

birth control 615

bit 23

565

Bitcom 204

bitmap font 48

bitmapped graphics 271

blaster in DOS 135

blitz courses 9

619

block 187

Blue Lightning chip 26

BMUG 605

boldface 45

99

164

187

bookkeeping 290

bookmark 211

books by others 618

bookstore on-line 213

bookstores 605

boot record 118

boot the computer 131

137

boot-sector virus 595

bootable disk 138

bootstrap 31

571

Borland 63

450

Borland C++ 476

Boston Computer Ex. 21

Boston Computer So. 605

box (see graphics)

bps 23

55

braces 53

brainwaves 293

breakpoint in BASIC 376

Broadax computers 77

brockets 53

Broderbund 64

271

Brother printers 48

browser 210

brush 276

BSI computers 77

Bubble Jet printers 47

buffers 133

588

bug 374

Bull computers 10

bullet 100

167

bulletin boards 205

Burroughs computers 10

bus 66

Businessworks PC 291

button 109

byte 28

566

C language 60

534

536

544

C language details 476

C language summary 631

C prompt 116

121

C++ language 476

545

cables 12

589

Cables America 225

cables for network 223

cables for printers 52

cache 30

70

cache for disk 38

caching program 582

CAD 61

272

Calculator 97

106

111

Calculator for Mac 152

calculus 326

calendar in BASIC 380

calendar in Windows 95

102

call waiting 206

cameras 272

Canon printers 47

CAPS LOCK key 98

185

careers 606

Carmen Sandiego 317

carrier 206

carry bit 569

575

cases 58

70

Casio computers 14

CCITT 56

cd in DOS 121

CD music in Windows 107

CD-R 40

CD-ROM 14

32

39

62

70

289

CD-ROM driver 134

136

CD-RW 40

CDW 20

cell in spreadsheet 230

244

cell pointer 244

center a title 100

165

187

Central Point 64

Centronics 52

CGA video 42

67

273

383

chains lost in DOS 123

587

character 28

character codes 98

139

172

194

chart a spreadsheet 242

253

Check It 589

checkbook program 62

71

292

checkers 312

chess 313

child directory 121

Chip Merchant 23

chips 14

22

chkdsk in DOS 122

CHKLIST.MS in DOS 142

CHR$ in BASIC 399

Cinemania 289

CINT in BASIC 392

CIRCLE in BASIC 383

circuit boards 14

Circuit City 11

Claris 64

229

Claris Works 62

161

classic DOS 115

clear the screen 117

332

Clementine 413

Cleveland 81

click with mouse 96

109

151

client computer 225

clip art 272

287

clipboard for Mac 158

CLKDVR.SYS 134

clock cycle 24

clock for Mac 156

clock for Windows 95

110

clock-doubled chip 26

clock-tripled chip 26

clock/calendar chip 134

clones of IBM PC 11

67

70

close a window 97

107

110

152

CLOSE in BASIC 426

CLS in BASIC 332

cls in DOS 117

clubs 605

cluster on disk 123

CMI hard drives 67

CMOS chips 23

30

68

590

CMOS SETUP program 68

590

CMOS virus 596

CMS operating syst. 59

COBOL 60

534

536

538

COBOL details 512

COBOL summary 631

cold boot 137

Coleco Adam's BASIC 449

colons in BASIC 345

color a Mac icon 159

color printers 47

48

Colorado tape drive 57

colored text 99

colors in BASIC 384

colors in Q&A 268

colors in Windows 583

column width 234

249

columns 170

192

COM port 204

COM1, COM2, COM3 56

Comic Sans font 287

comma in PRINT line 378

command index 630

command interpreter 591

COMMAND key for Mac 150

159

command-driven 93

COMMAND.COM 118

122

134

COMMAND.COM version 120

comment in BASIC 377

Commodore chips 27

Commodore computers 11

88

271

Commodore history 88

602

Commodore's BASIC 449

COMMON SHARED 414

communication 55

204

Comp USA 11

20

Compaq $35 question 79

Compaq computers 11

13

79

584

competitive upgrade 65

composite monitors 42

composite numbers 406

compress a disk 582

Compuserve 204

Computer Associates 64

Computer City 11

21

Computer Sales Pro 73

Computer Shopper 11

18

computer system 15

computers defined 10

comspec in DOS 137

Comtrade computers 80

concept virus 597

CONFIG.SYS 132

585

588

595

CONFIG.SYS skipped 139

configuration bad 590

Conner disk drives 37

constants in BASIC 369

consumables cost 44

contracts 607

control box 110

Control Data Corp. 10

CONTROL key 185

CONTROL key in Word 172

Control Panel 106

113

conventional memory 29

coordinates 382

coprocessor chips 25

copy a file 93

104

126

145

copy a floppy disk 104

125

145

copy a format 169

copy an icon 156

copy design in Q&A 265

copy DOS to a disk 124

copy field in Q&A 260

copy in Netware 226

copy in spreadsheet 236

248

copy protection 65

125

copy record in Q&A 260

copy some text 111

169

187

copy-protected 36

copying software 65

copying the Guide 9

Corel 63

183

286

Corel Draw 272

Corel Word Perfect 62

cosine in BASIC 402

counter in BASIC 362

370

409

coupler 55

Courier font 50

100

166

193

courses by Russ 9

619

courses in schools 613

CP/M 59

602

CP/M's BASIC 449

cpi 50

cps 52

CPU 14

23

70

crash 586

Cray computers 10

create a file 126

Creative Labs 40

credit cards 19

crime 310

617

crippled software 65

Crosstalk 204

CRT 42

CTRL key 185

CTRL key in Word 172

cube root in BASIC 388

current drive 121

current events 614

curses 309

cursor 185

customize in Q&A 268

Cybermax computers 74

cycles in history 604

Cyrix chips 25

26

Dabbler 271

Dac Easy 291

daisy-wheel printer 45

dangers of computer 616

data 15

62

data bits 204

Data Comm Warehouse 223

data disk 62

data files 148

data files in BASIC 426

Data General 11

DATA in BASIC 363

408

data management 256

data processing 160

databases 61

256

databases in BASIC 426

428

430

databases in DBASE 450

date code 198

date in DOS 116

117

date in Q&A 267

date in Windows 95 95

102

DATE$ in BASIC 391

dating services 298

DB in assembler 574

DBASE 60

61

269

534

536

545

DBASE details 450

DBASE summary 450

death 293

DEBUG assembler 571

572

debugging 374

DEC computers 11

decimal tab stop 190

decrement in BASIC 370

dedicated computers 14

default drive 121

defrag in DOS 141

defrag in Windows 106

584

Deja News 219

delete a file 93

delete columns 234

248

delete in DOS 128

144

delete in Q&A 260

265

DELETE key 99

129

185

delete rows 234

248

Dell computers 11

79

584

Deluxe Paint 271

272

demo disks 65

density of disk 33

design file in Q&A 259

266

Desk Writer printer 47

Deskjet printers 47

Desklink 224

Deskmate 62

Deskpro computers 79

desktop computers 12

desktop on Mac 157

desktop publishing 61

272

286

device driver 132

devicehigh 134

588

Diablo printers 45

diagnostic software 589

diagnostics in DOS 140

Dialog 205

dialog box 109

dictionary 170

196

Digital Equipment 11

212

DIM in BASIC 408

428

Dino Slay font 287

DIP 22

direct addressing 578

Direct Cable Conn. 224

directory in DOS 118

121

126

Dirt Cheap Drives 38

40

disable COM2 port 56

disc versus disk 32

disconnect 208

214

discount chips 23

discount disk drive 20

38

discount monitors 20

discount printers 20

21

44

discount software 64

discount stores 20

discounts on Guide 9

discrimination 609

disk cache 38

disk drives 14

32

70

disk repairs 106

141

diskcopy in DOS 125

Diskettes Unlimited 35

disks 14

32

114

disks in BASIC 339

426

disks of Guide 9

Displaywrite 161

Displaywriter 160

distrib. processing 93

611

ditto in Q&A 260

Ditto tape drive 57

DLC chips 26

DO in BASIC 342

DO UNTIL EOF(1) 427

DO.BAT 149

doctors 301

613

document 98

111

154

160

Document menu 106

document template 188

documentation 419

domain name 214

Doom 319

DOS 59

DOS 6.2, 6.21, 6.22 114

DOS 95 114

DOS details 114

DOS hassles 587

DOS headaches 114

582

DOS in Windows 95 116

120

122

DOS summary 115

DOS versions 114

doskey 136

dosshell 137

dot pitch 69

dot-matrix printers 12

44

45

51

double precision 403

Double Space in DOS 582

double-click 103

153

double-sided disks 33

Dow Jones 205

downloading 206

downscale computer 71

downshift a modem 56

DR DOS 114

Dr. Solomon's 596

draft quality 50

drag an icon 110

151

Dragon Systems 288

DRAM 30

70

draw in Ami Pro 177

draw in Q&A File 266

draw programs 271

drive A, B, C 121

drive A, B, C, D, E 39

driver 132

driver for printer 188

drives for disks 32

70

dual-scan color 72

77

dump 143

duplex 204

DVD 40

70

DX chips 24

dynamic RAM 30

DYNAMO 535

555

E notation 335

e-mail 204

215

EAPROM chip 31

Earth Link 209

EASY 534

536

EASY details 546

EASY summary 631

EBCDIC 566

echo in DOS 117

130

edit in BASIC 333

edit in DOS 128

editions of Guide 619

edlin in DOS 129

EDO RAM 29

70

education 301

educational curric. 613

educational version 65

EDVAC 599

EEPROM chip 31

efficient 418

EGA video 42

68

273

383

Egghead Software 21

EIDE 37

EISA bus 68

eject disk from Mac 157

Electronic Arts 64

electronic mail 204

215

Eliza program 294

325

ELSE in BASIC 353

ELSEIF in BASIC 354

EMM 30

133

140

EMS memory 30

133

emulator 27

Encarta 62

71

289

encyclopedia 62

71

289

END in BASIC 345

359

368

END key 185

END key in Q&A 180

end mark 363

English 322

Enhanced IDE 37

enhanced resolution 48

ENIAC 599

Ensoniq chip 84

ENTER key 94

98

184

EPROM chip 31

EPS computers 13

77

Epson printers 44

45

47

equation solving 323

622

erase a file 93

144

erase cells 239

248

erase in DOS 128

erase spreadsheet 252

Erol's 209

error trap 419

435

error trap in BASIC 355

error trap in Q&A 268

errors 565

616

620

errors in BASIC 333

334

374

375

405

418

435

Escom computers 90

ESDI disk drive 37

Ethernet 223

etiquette 220

evolution history 604

Excel 61

229

Excel details 230

Excel summary 630

Excite in Internet 211

exclamation point 334

EXIT DO in BASIC 359

exit Word Perfect 188

EXP in BASIC 388

expanded memory 29

133

140

expansion cards 14

expert systems 320

Explorer 210

exponents in BASIC 388

Expotech computers 81

expressions 369

extended memory 29

132

140

extensible language 554

extension of name 118

external commands 122

F keys in BASIC 376

Family PC magazine 18

fan mail 6

fanfold paper 51

fastopen 134

FAT 118

fatware 160

fax 221

fax/modems 56

77

fcbs 134

FCC class A & B 58

fdisk 138

field in database 256

field width 256

field width in Q&A 266

File Alloc'n Table 118

file in database 256

File Manager 113

File menu in BASIC 339

file menu in Q&A 258

Filemaker Pro 61

269

filename in DOS 118

files in CONFIG.SYS 133

588

fill a cell 230

246

Find Files window 106

Finder for Mac 150

Finder menu for Mac 155

fine print 20

finite loop 360

firmware 59

First Choice 62

204

257

first generation 599

FIX in BASIC 392

flag register 569

575

flags in CPU 569

576

flame mail 220

flea markets 21

floppy disks 14

32

36

70

FOCAL 539

fonts 45

48

50

100

165

193

287

footnotes 199

FOR in BASIC 360

391

405

forgery 310

Form virus 597

format a disk 34

104

138

format automatic 169

171

format code in Q&A 259

267

format in DOS 138

format in spreadsh. 240

250

format in Windows 104

format in WordPerf. 190

format painter 169

formatting toolbar 164

FORTH 534

554

FORTRAN 534

536

FORTRAN details 494

FORTRAN summary 631

forward e-mail 218

Fountain computers 74

Fox (see DBASE)

Fractal Design 271

fractals 284

fragmented file 106

141

frame 286

frame in Ami Pro 177

Frame Maker 61

286

Frankenstein 355

Franklin computers 84

Freelance 272

Freelance by Lotus 62

63

freeware 65

French colors 367

Freud file 122

friction feed 51

Fry's Electronics 11

21

Fujitsu disk drives 37

Full Paint 271

full-duplex 204

function keys 186

functions in BASIC 388

G3 Macs 86

Galaxy 209

212

gambling in BASIC 395

games 312

garbage 15

garbage input 419

Gates, Bill 63

64

287

330

540

Gateway computers 11

75

Gem 92

General Electric 10

general ledger 290

generations 599

geography 317

get a document 188

GET in BASIC 428

ghost icon 157

gigabyte 28

GIGO 15

glidepad 54

77

global variable 414

goal of a loop 359

gold-star program 374

Gore, Al 208

GOTO in BASIC 344

435

government 612

GPSS 535

557

graph a spreadsheet 242

graphics 61

101

112

203

271

289

graphics hardware 54

graphics in Ami Pro 177

graphics in BASIC 382

graphics in LOGO 486

graphics in Q&A 266

graphics tablet 54

graphics tablets 271

gray-scale monitors 42

69

guarantees 71

GW-BASIC details 444

half-duplex 204

hand-held computers 13

hanging indent 190

hard disks 14

32

36

70

Hard Drives Intl. 38

hard return 187

hard-disk icon 151

hard-drive type # 590

Harmony Computers 21

40

44

Hayes modems 56

Hayes-compatible 56

head in disk drive 33

heat 13

581

help in DOS 143

144

Help in Windows 95 107

Help menu for Mac 159

Helvetica font 50

166

193

Hercules video 67

273

383

hertz 24

Hewlett-P. (see HP)

hexadecimal 565

567

hidden codes 187

hidden computers 14

hidden files 120

132

145

high memory 133

134

high-density disks 33

HIMEM.SYS 30

132

140

history 310

598

614

Hollerith code 566

Hollerith, Herman 598

home cell 246

home computing 612

Home Essentials 62

71

76

HOME key 185

HOME key in Q&A 180

home page 211

214

Honeywell computers 10

horizontal software 62

horoscope in BASIC 397

horoscopes 293

hot software 65

hot spot 96

108

151

HotBot 212

HP Colorado tape 57

HP computers 11

14

81

HP printers 47

http 210

Hyperdata computers 77

81

HyperTerminal 207

Hz 24

I-way 208

I/O devices 13

I/O statements 349

IBM 10

63

66

IBM AT (see AT)

IBM Internet Conn. 209

IBM PC history 66

IBM printers 48

IBM PS/1 (see PS/1)

IBM PS/2 (see PS/2)

IBM XT (see XT)

IBM's speech input 288

icon-driven 93

icons 82

109

150

Id Software 319

IDE disk drive 37

IF in BASIC 353

Imagewriter printer 46

Imation 36

immediate address 568

578

immediate window 376

impact printers 50

in/out system 13

INC in assembler 568

573

income tax 292

increment in BASIC 362

370

indent a paragraph 166

184

190

index 199

index field in Q&A 268

index register 578

indirect addressing 578

industrial nuts 80

infinite loop 343

Information Highway 208

Infoseek 211

212

ink cost 44

47

ink-jet printers 12

44

47

input devices 13

INPUT in BASIC 349

419

420

426

input to a function 388

input/output system 13

insert columns 234

248

INSERT key 185

INSERT key in Q&A 180

insert rows 235

248

Insight 20

38

instruction cycle 574

576

instruction set 579

insufficient memory 595

INT in assembler 573

INT in BASIC 392

integers in BASIC 392

403

406

integrated program 62

161

Intel chips 14

23

Intellimouse 73

interface 93

interface card 52

interface chips 22

interlaced video 69

Interlnk 225

Interlude 300

internal commands 122

Internet 204

Internet access 208

Internet address 210

213

214

216

Internet details 208

Internet Explorer 210

Internet Mail 215

Internet News 219

Internet service 208

interrupts 573

intersvr 225

intranet 222

Intranetware 63

222

Intuit 64

291

invalid configur'n 590

inventory 290

IO.SYS 120

Iomega Ditto drive 57

Iomega Zip drive 36

ISA bus 67

68

ISP 208

italic 99

164

193

ITU 56

J&R Computer World 11

21

Jameco 23

Janesway 54

Japan 605

JDR Microdevices 23

Jewish dealers 21

jiffy 93

jobs 213

606

616

Jobs, Steve 82

87

JOSS 539

joysticks 54

77

JTS Atari 92

JUMP in assembler 569

Juno 209

justify 164

191

justify in cell 240

250

K 28

K56flex modems 56

K6 chips 26

70

Kahn, Philippe 63

Kai's Power Goo 272

kbps 55

Kemeny, John 539

Key Caps for Mac 152

keyboard for IBM PC 53

94

keyboard in DOS 139

keyboard in Windows 98

111

keyboard in Word 172

keyboard in Word P. 194

keyboard repairs 589

592

keyboard's purpose 12

keycals 186

keywords 358

Kid Pix 271

kilobaud 55

kilobyte 28

Krantz-Woodland 224

LA Trade 23

label for disk 124

Label menu for Mac 159

LAN 222

languages 60

613

languages compared 2

329

534

Lantastic 224

Laplink 224

laptop computers 13

77

Laser 128 computers 84

laser printers 12

44

48

Laserjet printers 48

Laserwriter printer 48

lastdrive 134

latency of disk 37

LCD 43

LCD passive/active 77

leading for font 50

Learning Company 64

Legend Micro 81

Letter Gothic font 50

letter quality 50

Lexis 205

Lexmark printers 48

lh in DOS 136

library in school 615

Library of Congress 213

license 65

life expectancy 293

life insurance 292

lifestyles 213

light pens 54

LIM memory 30

line (see graphics)

LINE in BASIC 383

Lineprinter font 287

link in Internet 211

linked frames 286

Linux 59

Lisa computers 85

LISP 534

LISP details 548

LISP summary 631

lithium battery 77

liveware 15

LOAD in assembler 567

load in WIN.INI 585

587

loadhigh in DOS 136

local variable 414

local-area networks 222

LOCATE in BASIC 382

locked disk 35

logarithms in BASIC 389

logging on 223

226

login in Netware 226

LOGO 60

534

552

613

LOGO details 486

LOGO summary 631

long integers 403

LOOP in BASIC 342

360

370

LOOP UNTIL in BASIC 359

391

Los Angeles 80

lost chains in DOS 123

587

Lotus 63

161

173

Lotus 1-2-3 61

228

Lotus 1-2-3 details 243

Lotus 1-2-3 summary 630

Lotus Approach 269

Lotus Freelance 62

63

Lotus Notes 63

Lotus Smart Suite 62

71

Lotus Symphony 229

love 298

Love Bug 299

Lovelace, Lady 598

low-level format 138

lpm 52

LPRINT in BASIC 338

399

LS-120 disk drive 36

luggable Compaq 79

luggable computers 13

Lycos 212

M 28

Mac accelerator 27

Mac clones 87

Mac computers 11

27

85

Mac Connection 20

Mac Draw 272

Mac floppy drives 34

Mac Paint 61

271

Mac System 6 or 7 151

Mac System details 150

Mac System summary 630

Mac versus IBM 87

Mac word processing 154

160

162

Mac's BASIC 449

machine language 570

Macintosh (see Mac)

macro 197

macro virus 595

magazines 17

Magellan 212

Magic PC 81

Magic Theater 289

mail 204

215

mail merge 200

mail merge in Q&A 264

Mail Order Wizard 292

mailing labels 44

main module 412

mainframes 10

Managing Your Money 292

manual recalculate 253

map of bad sectors 114

map of memory 568

margin release 190

margins 191

married to computer 16

Mary Poppins 355

MASM 571

mass update in Q&A 265

math coprocessors 25

math in BASIC 334

matrix in BASIC 408

maxicomputers 10

maximize window 98

110

maximum in BASIC 410

Maxtor disk drives 37

MCA bus 68

MCGA video 68

md in DOS 126

MDA video 67

Me-Books 308

MECC 83

medicine 301

613

megabyte 28

Megahaus 38

megahertz 24

66

MEI Micro Center 35

mem in DOS 140

Mem Maker in DOS 582

588

memory 13

14

132

267

memory cards 28

memory chips 22

28

Memory Express 23

29

memory insufficient 595

memory locations 567

memory map 568

menstruation 213

menu for Mac 151

menu for Windows 109

menu key 107

menu-driven 93

merge 200

merge in Q&A 264

MetaCrawler 212

metasearch site 212

MFM disk controller 37

MHz 24

Micro Center 11

21

35

Micro Professionals 73

microbill 63

microcomputers 10

Micron computers 81

Micropolis drives 37

microprocessors 14

23

Microsoft 63

Microsoft BASIC 330

Microsoft C (see C)

Microsoft Money 62

71

Microsoft Mouse 54

73

Microsoft Network 204

Microsoft Office 62

71

77

Microsoft Publisher 62

287

Microsoft Word 60

160

162

595

597

630

Microsoft Works 62

161

204

MIDI cable 289

Midwest Micro 44

81

millisecond 37

Mind Spring 209

minicomputers 10

minimum in BASIC 410

mixed address 249

mixed number 389

MMX 70

MMX chips 24

mnemonics 569

mode in DOS 136

modems 14

55

70

77

204

modern DOS 115

MODULA 534

536

544

module in BASIC 412

money in Q&A 267

monitor repairs 590

monitors 12

20

42

67

68

70

273

383

Monkey virus 597

monochrome monitors 42

Monorail computers 80

monospaced font 50

193

morphing 280

mortgages 292

MOS chips 23

MOS Technology 27

motherboard 14

22

Motorola 87

Motorola chips 27

mouse 73

mouse driver in DOS 136

mouse for Mac 151

mouse for Windows 96

107

109

mouse pointer trail 107

mouse to buy 54

mouse's history 82

mouse's purpose 12

93

MOV in assembler 572

move a file 105

move in spreadsheet 236

248

move some text 100

111

167

187

moving the computer 581

ms 37

MS-DOS (see DOS)

msav in DOS 142

msbackup in DOS 145

mscdex 136

msd in DOS 140

MSDOS.SYS 120

MSN 204

MSRP 64

MTMCDAS.SYS 134

multi-I/O card 14

Multimate 161

multimedia 289

multimedia computer 40

multimedia kit 40

Multiplan 228

multiplexing 26

578

multiprocessor 576

multiprogramming 93

multitasking 93

MUMPS 539

music 213

288

music in BASIC 385

music in Windows 95 107

MVS operating sys'm 59

My Computer 103

name of file in DOS 118

nanosecond 29

Naturally Speaking 288

Navigator 210

ncopy in Netware 226

NCR computers 10

66

NCSA 210

near letter quality 50

NEC chips 26

NEC disk drives 37

nested loop 361

Net 208

Netiquette 220

Netscape Mail 215

Netscape Navigator 210

Netscape News 219

Netware 63

222

Netware commands 226

network cards 223

Network Express 223

networks 222

New York dealers 21

newbie 220

news from Internet 211

News Net 205

newsgroups 219

newspapers 19

612

Newton computers 14

87

Nexis 205

NEXT in BASIC 360

NI video 69

nibble 566

NIC 223

Nike net 227

NiMH battery 77

NLQ printer 50

NMOS chips 23

no carrier 206

non-impact printers 50

non-interlaced 69

non-system disk 116

132

591

Norton 64

Norton Anti-Virus 596

Norton Desktop 589

Norton Disk Doctor 589

Norton Software 64

Norton Utilities 589

NOS 222

notebook computers 13

72

77

91

Notes from Lotus 63

Novell 63

Novell networks 222

nuclear power plant 614

NUM LOCK key 53

185

numbered paragraphs 167

numerical analysis 620

Nutrend Computer 74

80

NY PC 605

O.R. Technology 36

object code 570

object-oriented 476

octal 565

Office Depot 11

Office Max 11

office suite 62

71

Olympic Decathlon 318

ON ERROR GOTO 435

One-Write Plus 291

OOP 476

op codes 570

open an icon 104

153

OPEN in BASIC 426

open in Teachtext 155

operating systems 59

93

222

630

operations in BASIC 335

388

optical scanners 54

OPTION key for Mac 153

OR in BASIC 357

Oracle 64

OS/2 59

Osborne computers 603

Othello 314

out of data 363

outline 198

output 349

output devices 13

overflow bit 576

overflow in BASIC 334

403

Packard Bell 11

78

584

PACS 605

pad 54

77

page break 185

PAGE DOWN in Q&A 180

PAGE DOWN key 54

185

page size 190

PAGE UP key 54

185

PAGE UP key in Q&A 180

Pagemaker 61

64

286

PAINT in BASIC 383

Paint in Windows 95 101

paint programs 101

112

271

Paint using Run 106

Paintbrush 112

Painter 271

palette in Q&A 268

palmtop computers 13

Panasonic disk 36

Panasonic printers 45

48

panes in Excel 235

paper for ink-jet 47

paper in printer 44

47

51

paper-white monitor 42

Paradox 61

63

269

paragraph numbering 167

paragraphs 184

185

parallel interface 52

parallel processing 24

576

parameter in BASIC 388

415

parent directory 121

parentheses 53

335

parity bit 204

577

Parity Boot virus 597

parity chips 29

park the hard drive 581

partitions of disk 120

138

PASCAL 60

63

534

536

544

613

PASCAL details 466

PASCAL summary 631

passive-matrix 72

path c:\dos 135

path c:\windows 135

pause in BASIC 341

391

pause in DOS 138

144

pause in DOS dir 119

PAUSE key 138

376

Pavilion computers 81

payables 290

payroll 290

PC board 23

PC cards 22

PC computers 11

PC Connection 20

PC Importers 81

PC Junior computer 69

PC Magazine 18

PC Portable 69

PC Professional 73

PC World 11

18

PC-DOS (see DOS)

PCI bus 68

PCL 49

PCMCIA 22

77

PD disk drive 36

PDA 13

PDP computers 11

Peachtree 291

PEEK in BASIC 437

peer-to-peer 224

Pentium 14

23

70

Pentium 2 24

70

Pentium MMX 24

Pentium Pro 24

Performa computers 86

periodicals 17

permanent swap file 120

Pet computers 88

PFS First Choice 62

PGC video 68

PgDn key 185

PgDn key in Q&A 180

PGRAPH for 1-2-3 255

PgUp key 185

PgUp key in Q&A 180

Phoenix BIOS 31

phone cords 12

phone numbers 213

624

photolithography 23

Photoshop 272

PILOT 534

554

Pilot computers 14

pin feed 51

pin grid array 27

Pionex computers 74

pipe 53

pipeline processor 576

pipelined burst 70

pirated software 65

596

pixel in BASIC 382

PL/I 534

536

542

PLAY in BASIC 385

pocket computers 13

91

poetry 305

pointer for mouse 96

109

151

pointers in BASIC 433

pointers in C 476

points for font 50

165

193

POKE in BASIC 437

Polish notation 554

polymorphic virus 596

POP for Internet 208

Poqet computers 14

pornography 308

Pornopoly 300

portable Compaq 79

portable computers 13

72

77

portable Monorail 80

portable printers 47

ports for printer 52

POST 131

postfix notation 554

Postscript 49

64

Power Computing 87

power cord 12

Power Mac 27

86

POWER ON key 150

Power PC chip 27

86

Power Point 62

272

power supplies 15

power supply 66

power switch 94

power-on self test 131

Powerbook computers 87

ppm 52

Practical Periph'ls 56

praise by reviewers 4

prefix notation 554

pregnancy 615

Presario computers 79

presentation graphs 272

President 358

604

preview printing 101

171

189

price drops 12

Price/Costco 11

Prime computers 11

prime numbers 406

print a document 101

113

168

172

188

print a spreadsheet 237

251

PRINT in BASIC 332

337

378

380

382

398

426

Print Manager 586

print preview 171

189

PRINT SCREEN key 143

Print Shop 287

PRINT USING 386

print using a Mac 158

printer codes 399

printer driver 189

printer fonts 193

printer in BASIC 338

339

printer in DOS 136

142

printer in Q&A 263

printer interface 52

printer ports 52

printer repairs 593

printer switching 227

printers 12

20

44

priority bit 576

privacy 617

privileged user 576

Pro DOS 59

Pro Linea computers 79

procedure in BASIC 412

processor chips 22

23

processors 14

Procomm 204

Prodigy 204

Professional File 257

Professional Tech 80

program 15

60

program counter 574

578

program disk 62

program in BASIC 332

program status word 576

programmer 60

340

608

programming 329

programming in Q&A 268

PROLOG 535

PROLOG details 562

PROM chip 31

promises 17

prompt $p$g in DOS 135

prompt for INPUT 349

420

prompt in DOS 116

properties 103

104

proportional space 50

193

Prostar 80

prostitution 213

protected disk 125

protected file 144

protected software 65

PrtSc key 143

PS/1 computers 11

69

PS/2 computers 11

68

PS/Valuepoint 69

PSET in BASIC 383

pseudocode 417

psychotherapy 294

355

Publisher 62

287

pull-down menu 85

109

151

PUT in BASIC 428

Q&A 61

62

Q&A database 257

258

Q&A database cheap 257

Q&A File details 258

Q&A for Windows 257

Q&A summary 630

Q&A Write 161

Q&A Write details 178

QBASIC 438

QBASIC details 330

QBASIC summary 331

QEMM 134

588

QMS printers 48

quad-speed drive 39

Quadra computers 86

Quake 319

Quantex computers 11

72

213

Quantum disk drives 37

Quark XPress 61

286

Quattro Pro 63

64

229

Quattro Pro details 243

Quattro Pro summary 630

Quayle, Dan 213

queen of England 213

Quick BASIC details 438

Quick C (see C)

Quickbooks 291

Quicken 71

292

quit spreadsheet 238

252

quit Teachtext 155

quit Word Perfect 188

quiz 371

Qume printers 45

quotation marks 193

Radio S (see Tandy)

Radius 87

ragged-right text 191

RAID 38

RAM 70

132

267

568

RAM cache 30

RAM chips 14

28

RAM insufficient 595

RAM on video card 69

RAM test 131

random numbers 394

423

random-access file 428

random-access mem'y 28

RANDOMIZE in BASIC 394

RCA computers 10

rd in DOS 128

READ in BASIC 363

READ loop 363

read-only files 144

read-only memory 31

real numbers 402

reboot the computer 137

recalculate sheet 253

receivables 290

record in database 256

recursive 492

549

Recycle Bin 105

redirect to printer 142

referral fees 208

Reflex 269

refresh circuit 30

registered user 65

registers in CPU 25

567

572

574

578

relational database 269

relations in BASIC 357

relative address 237

249

relative addressing 578

religion 310

rem in DOS 144

remark in BASIC 377

remove in Q&A 265

rename in DOS 128

rename in Windows 104

repair disks 106

141

repairs 17

581

repeat DOS command 139

repeated words 196

repeater 223

replace some text 196

reply to e-mail 218

reports in Q&A 263

reprints of Guide 9

RESET button 137

resize button 98

resolution 273

383

583

resolution enhanced 48

Resolve spreadsheet 229

restocking fee 20

RESTORE in BASIC 366

restore in DOS 147

restore window 98

110

restrict values 268

RET 48

retrieve a document 188

retrieve spreadsh. 237

252

RETURN (see ENTER)

RETURN key 94

reveal codes 187

Reverend Apple 299

reviews of Guide 4

revolutions 604

RGB monitors 42

ribbons cost 44

right-click 103

RJ-45 connector 223

RLL disk controller 37

RND in BASIC 394

robots 303

Rockwell modem chip 56

ROM 31

ROM chips 14

root directory 120

roots in BASIC 388

round-off errors 405

565

620

rounding in BASIC 392

406

Royal Computer 80

RPG 535

558

RS-232C interface 52

RS/6000 computer 69

ruler 163

run in WIN.INI 585

587

Run in Windows 95 106

runaway pointer 476

Russian translation 311

S&W Computers 14

21

S-100 bus computers 602

Sager computers 13

77

80

salaries 609

Samsung disk drives 37

sans serif font 50

save a document 155

188

save spreadsheet 237

252

scalable font 48

scandisk in DOS 141

scandisk in Windows 106

584

scanners 54

272

schools 613

screen 70

screen dump 143

SCREEN modes 382

screen repairs 590

screen saver 583

screens 12

20

41

67

68

73

77

273

scroll a window 99

110

154

SCROLL LOCK key 54

SCSI disk drive 37

Sculley, John 87

SDRAM 70

Seagate Technology 37

search engine 212

search for a file 106

search for text 172

195

search in Q&A 261

search loop 368

search site 211

212

search the Internet 210

211

212

second generation 600

sectors bad 123

sectors on disk 33

seek time of disk 37

segments of RAM 572

578

Seinfeld, Jerry 213

select an icon 151

SELECT in BASIC 355

select some text 100

111

155

167

187

Selectric printers 45

Selectrocution 299

semicolon in PRINT 337

sequential access 428

serial card 56

serial interface 52

204

serif font 50

server in a network 222

service provider 205

208

set blaster in DOS 135

set sound in DOS 135

set temp in DOS 135

set up the computer 94

set up the Mac 150

Settings in Windows 106

SETUP program 68

590

SETVER.EXE 134

sex 213

sex education 615

sex therapy 300

SEXY ASS 567

SGI 11

SGN in BASIC 392

Shakespeare 213

310

Shannon, Claude 312

share in DOS 137

591

SHARED variable 414

shareware 65

229

Sharp computers 14

Sharp LCD panel 43

Sharp LCD screen 80

SHELL in BASIC 434

shell in DOS 116

134

shells for DOS 59

SHIFT key 53

94

98

shift the bits 575

shift-click 155

158

shop by computer 612

short integers 403

shortcut icon 105

shortcut menu 103

104

shows 21

shuffle cards 423

shut down DOS 116

shut down Mac 153

shut down Windows 96

109

SIG 205

signature on e-mail 218

Silicon Graphics 11

SIMM 14

29

SIMPL/I 557

SIMSCRIPT 557

SIMULA 557

Sinclair computers 603

sine in BASIC 402

single step 377

single-sided disks 33

SIPP 29

site license 65

sites on Internet 213

size of window 98

109

153

slash 53

slash in DOS 119

122

SLC chips 26

SLCD.SYS 134

SLEEP in BASIC 341

Smart Drive in DOS 582

smart modem 55

Smart Suite 62

Smartcom 204

smartdrv in DOS 134

smiley 217

snail mail 215

Snappy 272

sneaker net 227

SNOBOL 534

SNOBOL details 549

Socrates file 122

soft return 187

Softkey 64

287

software 15

59

71

software house 610

Sol 20 computer 602

sort 200

sort in BASIC 424

433

sort in Q&A 262

sort in spreadsheet 241

251

Sound Blaster card 40

55

sound cards 14

55

70

sound driver 135

SOUND in BASIC 385

sound in DOS 135

sound volume 107

source code 570

speakers 12

40

55

speech 288

speedy field in Q&A 268

spelling 170

196

611

Spindler, Michael 87

Spinnaker Software 64

Spinwriter printers 45

split keyboard 54

sports 318

spreadsheet 60

83

228

SPSS 535

561

square root 388

SRAM 30

stacks in CONFIG 133

standard C prompt 116

121

standard computer 12

70

standard toolbar 168

Stapler 21

Staples 11

star topology 223

Start menu 96

106

StartUp folder 584

586

static RAM 30

status flags 576

stealth virus 596

STEP in BASIC 362

sticks 54

77

stocks 292

Stoned virus 597

stop bits 204

STOP in BASIC 368

STORE in assembler 567

Story Machine 614

street price 64

string analysis 400

string functions 400

string variables 347

strings 336

stripping functions 392

structured program 610

Studio 272

style 166

198

style in BASIC 416

Stylewriter printer 47

SUB procedure 412

417

subdirectory in DOS 120

subnotebooks 13

subroutine 412

subscript in BASIC 408

subst in DOS 149

subwoofer 70

suite of programs 62

sum in spreadsheet 232

246

summing in BASIC 372

405

409

Sun computers 11

Super Paint 271

Super VGA video 69

super-capacity disk 36

Supercalc 228

supercomputers 10

Superdrive for Mac 34

superscript 193

superstores 20

supertwist crystals 43

support chips 22

surge suppressors 58

Surplus Software 21

SVGA video 69

swap file 120

SWAP in BASIC 423

swap meets 21

switch box to print 227

switch box to TV 41

switch in DOS 119

SX chips 24

Symantec 64

symbols for IBM 98

139

194

symbols for Mac 153

symbols in Word 172

Symphony 229

synonyms 196

syntax error 375

System 6 for Mac 151

System 7 for Mac 151

system files 132

SYSTEM in BASIC 341

368

system program 609

system unit 12

23

systems analyst 608

systems programmer 609

T connector 223

tab align 190

TAB in BASIC 380

TAB key 98

184

tab stops 191

tables 170

192

tables in BASIC 379

410

tables in Q&A 262

tablets 54

77

271

Tandy Computer City 21

Tandy computers 11

81

90

602

tangent in BASIC 402

tapes 57

task list 584

taxes 292

teaching 301

Teachtext 154

tech support 71

telecommunication 55

204

Telemart 20

telephone numbers 213

624

temp in DOS 135

temperature 13

581

Tempest Micro 81

template 186

template document 188

Terminal in Windows 206

terminals 43

test your program 65

418

Texas Instruments 602

therapist program 294

355

thermal printers 50

thesaurus 196

thinnet cable 223

third generation 600

Three Mile Island 614

time in DOS 116

117

time in Q&A 267

time in Windows 110

time in Windows 95 95

102

TIME$ in BASIC 391

TIMER in BASIC 391

394

Times Roman font 50

100

166

193

287

timesharing 93

Timex Sinclair 603

titles in spreadsh. 235

253

toggle 143

Tokyo PC Users Grp. 605

toner cost 44

toolbar 164

168

tools in Windows 95 106

top down 417

top-level domain 214

topology 223

Toshiba computers 13

77

Toshiba drive 39

TOSHIBA.SYS 134

touch screens 54

touchpad 54

77

tower computers 12

68

70

trace on PC board 23

trackballs 54

tracks on disk 33

tractor feed 51

translate Russian 311

transporting 581

trash icon 105

150

156

travel 581

tree for checkers 312

tree in BASIC 432

Tri State Computer 21

44

56

trial-size versions 65

trigonometry 402

trim a string 401

Trojan horse 595

TRSDOS 59

true color 69

True Type font 100

166

TTL monitors 42

Turbo C (see C)

Turbo Tax 64

turbo XT clones 67

Turing test 321

turtle in LOGO 486

553

TV computers 41

Twin spreadsheet 229

twisted-pair cables 223

TYPE in BASIC 428

type in DOS 127

type mismatch 375

typeover mode 185

U.S. Robotics modem 56

U.S. Robotics Pilot 14

UAL 577

ULSI chips 25

Ultra IDE&ATA&SCSI 37

Umax 87

undelete a file 144

underline 99

164

187

undo 168

unemployment 616

unformat in DOS 124

Unicent computers 81

Unisys computers 10

Univac computers 10

UNIVAC I 599

Universal Assembler 577

Unix 59

UNTIL in BASIC 359

427

update in Q&A 261

265

upgrades 64

uploading 206

upper memory 29

133

uppercase in Q&A 267

upscale computer 71

URL 210

USA Flex 20

34

40

44

used computers 21

81

usefulness factor 24

Usenet 220

user 15

222

user groups 605

user interface 93

V.21, V.22, etc. 56

V20 & V30 chips 26

value of a function 388

Valuepoint computer 11

69

van Gogh, Vincent 271

variables in BASIC 346

369

404

414

417

Vax computers 11

59

VDT 43

vector graphics 271

Ventura Publisher 61

286

verify off 137

version of DOS 117

version upgrade 64

versions of DOS 120

vertical software 62

VESA local bus 68

VGA video 42

69

273

383

Via Voice 288

Vic computers 89

video card 14

31

70

video games 318

video RAM 69

568

video repairs 590

videotape 272

View menu 103

View menu for Mac 159

virgin disk 124

virus 62

120

142

595

Visicalc 83

228

Visual BASIC 439

541

Visual C++ 476

VL bus 68

VM operating system 59

VMS operating sys'm 59

voice mail 206

volume label 124

volume of sound 107

VP-Planner 229

VRAM 70

VTech computers 81

wait states 68

wallpaper 583

Wang computers 11

Wang Word Processor 160

warm boot 137

warranty 71

wave-table sound 70

Wazzu virus 597

Web browser 210

WebCrawler 212

wedding by computer 299

Western Digital 37

Whirlwind 599

whoami in Netware 226

wide carriage 52

WIDTH in BASIC 338

384

width of column 234

249

wild duck companies 11

wildcard in DOS 120

WIMP 152

WIN.INI 585

587

Winchester drive 37

window size 98

109

153

windowpanes 235

Windows 59

204

Windows 3.1 details 108

Windows 3.1 hassles 586

595

Windows 3.1 summary 630

Windows 95 59

71

207

221

224

595

Windows 95 details 95

Windows 95 hassles 583

Windows 95 keyboard 54

Windows 95 summary 630

Windows 95 versions 103

Windows 95's DOS 116

120

122

Windows 98 95

Windows Draw 272

windows for Mac 152

Windows hassles 595

Windows keys 107

Windows NT 59

222

Windows summary 630

Windows word proc. 98

111

160

Windows Write 111

161

Wingz 229

Winword 160

Wonderex computers 81

Word 160

Word details 162

Word for Mac 162

Word Perfect 60

161

183

Word Perfect Corp. 63

Word Perfect suite 62

71

73

Word Pro 161

Word Pro details 173

word processing 60

98

111

154

160

287

Word summary 630

Word virus 595

597

word wrap 184

WordPad 98

161

WordPad using Run 106

Wordstar 161

Works 62

161

204

workstations 11

222

World Net 209

World War 2 599

World Wide Web 210

Worldwide Tech 23

worm 595

Wozniak, Steve 82

87

WRAM 70

Write in Windows 111

161

write menu in Q&A 179

Write Now 161

write-protect disk 35

WWW 210

WYSIWYG for 1-2-3 255

X button in Windows 97

x2 modems 56

xcopy in DOS 145

Xenix 59

XGA video 68

69

XMS memory 30

132

140

XON/XOFF enabled 204

XT computers 11

23

67

XT/286 computer 69

Xywrite 161

Yahoo 210

Yankee Doodle virus 597

Z-80A chips 27

zany sex 300

Zenon computers 80

Zeos computers 81

zero wait states 68

zero-slot LAN 224

Zilog chips 27

Zip disk drive 36

zones in BASIC 378

zoom box for Mac 153

zoom in Excel 235

zoom in Word 171