Sinclair User

Tas Sign

Author: Tony Dillon
Publisher: Tasman
Machine: Spectrum 48K

Published in Sinclair User #72


It's a funny thing, business software. For most of the time, it's vaguely sensible things like word processors and cash flow calculators, but then there's odd pieces of business software like this - created for a mysterious minority. Tas Sign is such a product, it's main feature is to create banner length signs in positively HUGE lettering.

Tas Sign is in two distinct parts. The configuration part and the main printing section. The configuration section merely defines the types of printer and interface and the screen colours.

Within the utility are countless options all concerned with the finished style of the poster or banner. You can change the way it prints from across the paper to down the paper and vice versa. You can change between the 4 types of lettering and the different types of spacing. You can print a border of varying widths and patterns and you can shade within letters to make nice effects. Then you can print.


Altogether, a competent package, and one that is very simple to use.

Label: Tasman Price: £17.95 tape, £19.95 disc Memory: 48K/128K Joystick: None Reviewer: Tony Dillon

Overall Summary

A slightly odd idea methinks which will probably only serve a small market but technically excellent.

Tony Dillon

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