There are several wordprocessor packages for the HX-20:
Tape and manual. This wordprocessor is written in BASIC. The package is copyrighted by Eclectic Systems 1983 and marketed by Kuma Computers Limited. The tape has two versions, one for the internal 20 x 4 screen, and one for the external screen ('OVAL interface'). The program itself is installed in the HX-20 memory, but created texts must be written to tape or disk.
Most data here is based on a review that came with the package.
With the Expansion Unit installed, the default capacity is 167 lines of 80 characters. Nice thing is you can change the size used by the program by modifying line 1 of the BASIC program. The conclusion of the review is that it is slow (BASIC) and limited. Suitable only for short texts of one or two pages.
Contents of tape
Deskmaster-2/D V1.03 Copyright 1984 Eclectic Systems
MAIN MENU 1.create 4.load 2.new text 5.save 3.edit 6.print
|Main menu. Selecting 7. gives additional options, like delete document and exit.|
This is a line of te This is another line _ * NT 1 2
|NT-mode (new text entry).|
There are three modes:
Some generic key definitions:
Last update: 2003-02-12