Typing with ADAM:
Using Easy-to-Learn SmartWRITER™
Word Processing
by Deborah J. Miller and Deborah Q. Voosen

Portions © Copyright 1983, 1984 by Coleco Industries, Inc. © Copyright 1983 by Robert J. Brady Co.

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WARNING ON CLASS B PRODUCTS

This equipment generates and uses radio frequency energy and if not installed and used properly, that is, in strict accordance with the manufacturer's instructions, may cause interference to radio and television reception. It has been type tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B computing device in accordance with the specifications in Subpart J of Part 15 of FCC Rules, which are designed to provide reasonable protection against such interference in a residential installation. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:

  • Reorient the receiving antenna;
  • Relocate the computer with respect to the receiver;
  • Move the computer away from the receiver;
  • Plug the computer into a different outlet so that computer and receiver are on different branch circuits.

If necessary, the user should consult the dealer or an experienced radio/television technician for additional suggestions. The user may find the following booklet prepared by the Federal Communications Commission helpful:

"How to Identify and Resolve Radio/TV Interference Problems"

This booklet is available from the U. S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402. Stock No. 004-000-00345-4.

Use of cables other than the Coleco cables (or equivalent) specified in this manual to connect peripheral equipment like printers, modems, or video monitors will invalidate the Federal Communications Commission certification of your computer and may cause interference levels exceeding the limits established by the FCC for this equipment.

When using any expansion ports for accessory equipment, shielded connecting cable may be required. Contact the accessory manufacturer for further information.

Warning: This equipment has been certified to comply with the limits for a Class B computing device, pursuant to Subpart J of Part 15 of FCC Rules. Only peripherals (computer input/output devices, terminals, printers, etc.) certified to comply with the Class B limits may be attached to this computer. Operation with non-certified peripherals is likely to result in interference to radio and TV reception.


SERVICE POLICY

Please read the Set Up Manual carefully before using the product. If your ADAM Family Computer System fails to operate properly, please refer to the troubleshooting checklist and the checkout procedures in the Set-Up Manual. If you cannot correct the malfunction after consulting these sections, please call Customer Service on Coleco's toll-free hotline: 1-800-842-1225 nationwide or 1-800-361-2122 in Canada.

This service is in operation from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday.

If Customer Service advises you to return your ADAM Family Computer System, please carry it in or return the entire system postage prepaid and insured, in the original box (if possible), with your name, address, proof of the date of purchase, and a brief description of the problem to the Service Station you have been directed to return it to by the toll-free service information. If your unit is found to be factory defective during the Limited Warranty period, it will be repaired or replaced at no cost to you. If the unit is found to have been consumer damaged or abused and therefore not covered by the warranty, then you will be advised, in advance, of repair costs.

If your computer requires service after expiration of the Limited Warranty period, please call Coleco's toll-free service hotline for instructions on how to proceed:

1-800-842-1225 nationwide or 1-800-361-2122 in Canada.

IMPORTANT: SAVE YOUR RECEIPTS SHOWING DATE OF PURCHASE

TABLE OF CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION

CHAPTER 1: YOU'RE AN INSTANT EXPERT WITH SmartWRITER

It's easy to use SmartWRITER. This chapter shows you haw to type a paragraph, fix mistakes, and print your text.

CHAPTER 2: KEEPING TEXT FOR FUTURE USE

Find out how to store text for future use and get it back later.

CHAPTER 3: YOU AND SmartWRITER -- WORKING PARTNERS

This chapter describes what you see on the screen and what the different keys do. It also describes SmartWRITER's features in an informal question-and-answer approach.

CHAPTER 4: HAVING FUN WITH COLORS AND SOUND

See how easy it is to change SmartWRITER's color combinations and sounds.

CHAPTER 5: CHANGING YOUR MIND AND CORRECTING ERRORS

Get some hands-on experience correcting and changing text.

CHAPTER 6: "OOPS" COMMANDS

Everyone makes mistakes sometimes. With SmartWRITER you can get text back, even after you have erased it, or stop a command before it is completed.

CHAPTER 7: MOVING THE CURSOR AROUND THE SCREEN

Find out how easy it is to move the cursor anywhere on the roller. You can also use the Cursor Control Keys to "scroll" text that has moved off the screen back onto the roller.

CHAPTER 8: MAKING YOUR TEXT LOOK GOOD ON PAPER

Change the margins, set tabs, choose a different line spacing, or use other features that make your text look good when you print it.

CHAPTER 9: PRINTING YOUR WAY

Learn how to use all the SmartWRITER options that let you print text the way you want. Let SmartWRITER number pages for you, or leave your pages unnumbered - the choice is yours.

CHAPTER 10: FANCY FEATURES WITH NO FUSS

You can move text, or copy it in different places in a document. You can search for words or phrases and then replace them with something else.

CHAPTER 11: DOING MORE WITH SmartWRITER

Find out how the Moving Window Format makes it easier to type columns and charts.

CHAPTER 12: REFERENCE GUIDE

This handy guide lists each SmartWRITER tend alphabetically, describes what each command does, and explains how to use each.

APPENDIX - GLOSSARY OF WORD PROCESSING TERMS

Here is word processing "jargon" explained in everyday words.


INTRODUCTION

What Can The SmartWRITER Word Processor Be Used For?

The SmartWRITER Word Processor can be used by children and adults for anything that needs to be typed. SmartWRITER is used to type personal and business letters; notes and memos; business, committee, and school reports; school assignments; term papers; charts; resumes; name, address, and telephone lists; and minutes of meetings.

How Can I Learn to Use The SmartWRITER Word Processor?

Some people simply sit down at their SmartWRITER Word Processor and begin using it. They find that the labels on the Command Keys -- such as STORE/GET and PRINT --don' t need any explaining. They also find that Smart Key labels and messages, which appear at the bottom of the screen, are easy to follow and help guide them through procedures.

But other people prefer to read something about SmartWRITER first. They may find enough help in the Easy Reference Guide. Or, they may want even more information.

This book contains almost everything there is to know about your SmartWRITER Word Processor. In less than 5 or 10 minutes, you can complete each practice in chapters 1 through 11. If you haven't used word processing before, you'll find it easiest to go through these in the order presented. Otherwise, just complete the chapters on an as-needed basis.

If you have a reference question, just turn to Chapter 12 or your separate SmartWRITER Easy Reference Guide.

You'll find additional tips on using word processing in the last part of the Set Up Manual.

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