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PDF manual 5-8

Posted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 8:33 am
by Dutchman
The updated PDF manual version 5.8 is available in the DropBox-folder https://www.dropbox.com/sh/zpsvd55g1iyj ... AdqGa?dl=0
or in short: http://bit.ly/1DN8gYw

Version 5.8 is an update according to Dropbox-requirements
The manual is extended with:
- example on musical quarter notes and chords on page 60

"Smart Basic Manual 5-8.pdf" is in size A5, which fits perfectly on iPad and can be used to search certain items.
The booklet-version on A4 is no longer supported.
Adobe Reader has facilities to generate the booklet version on A4-pages. It should also fit on 'US legal' size.

Modification date of the manual is on the front cover.

Re: PDF manual 5-8

Posted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 12:04 pm
by MatthiasG
Hi,

great document, but...

the link on page 45 (documents: Image composition modes...) is broken. The docs are no longer available.

Greetings

Matthias

Re: PDF manual 5-8

Posted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 8:48 am
by Dutchman
MatthiasG wrote:
Wed Oct 25, 2017 12:04 pm
… the link on page 45 (documents: Image composition modes...) is broken. The docs are no longer available.
Thanks Matthias.
The document has been updated with corrected link.

Re: PDF manual 5-8

Posted: Sat Sep 08, 2018 9:21 am
by Dutchman

Re: PDF manual 5-8

Posted: Sat Feb 02, 2019 3:29 pm
by Dutchman
The manual has been updated with a note on Touch handling in text mode on page 18.
See viewtopic.php?f=70&p=13916

Re: PDF manual 5-8

Posted: Sat Feb 02, 2019 3:56 pm
by rbytes
Thanks, Ton.

Re: PDF manual 5-8

Posted: Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:03 am
by Dutchman
The manual has been updated with a note on function definition with string as returnvalue on page 15

If the return-value is a string, then the function-name should end with '$'.
Example:

Code: Select all

DEF spaces$(n) ' return string with n spaces
a$=""
FOR i=1 TO n
  a$&=" "
NEXT i
RETURN a$
END DEF

Re: PDF manual 5-8

Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:25 am
by Dutchman
I have added subchapter "Sprite order rules" on page 55

Re: PDF manual 5-8

Posted: Mon Mar 02, 2020 4:08 pm
by piquadratpi2
Wonderful! Finally I found a manual for this great BASIC. Thank you all for this...

Re: PDF manual 5-8

Posted: Sat Sep 05, 2020 1:16 pm
by blennon
A great manual.
Only discovered Smart Basic a few days ago and wanted a quick reference to all the terms so I put together a simple search utility.
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/ ... GBwFrO06B7
Feel free to share (and hoping downloads work!)