[Coco] CoCo programs from the "Color Computer Disk System" user manual

Bill Pierce ooogalapasooo at aol.com
Mon Mar 7 21:06:20 EST 2016

Robert, the problem with the method you suggest is that the copies of the Coco manuals I've found have not been OCRed, therefore each page is in a graphics file and not real text. They cannot be "copied & pasted".
If the ones you link have been OCRed, then GREAT... but the ones I've downloaded have not been.
I think most of the Rainbows, Hot Coco, & Micro80 issues have now been OCRed, but the recent batch added to the archives is not reliable as the OCR is not complete, nor has it been checked for errors. The best OCR versions of Rainbow that I've found are the ones at the CocoCoding site.

We really have a need for all these manuals to be OCRed. It makes searching the text much easier as well.

Tony, Yes, I think we need disks to go with all the manuals. I think most of us have reached that point where typing is painful. I've just about ended a 35+ years music career due to carpel tunnel.


Bill Pierce
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-----Original Message-----
From: Robert Gault <robert.gault at att.net>
To: CoCoList for Color Computer Enthusiasts <coco at maltedmedia.com>
Sent: Mon, Mar 7, 2016 7:43 pm
Subject: Re: [Coco] CoCo programs from the "Color Computer Disk System" user manual

Tony Cappellini wrote:> Does anyone know if the DEB programs from the "Color Computer Disk System"> user manual exist on an DSK image?>> I want to play around with these, but don't want to type them in from> scratch. (to minimize a flare up of my repetitive motion injury (precursor> to carpal tunnel).>> For that matter, the same goes for the BASIC program in the Color BASIC and> Extended Color BASIC manuals.>> If they are online and in DSK format, what are the names of the DSK images?>>> Thanks>>> Tony>Tony,Probably there is no such disk but I could be wrong. However, you have another way of creating such a disk without typing in the programs.The http://www.colorcomputerarchive.com/coco/Documents/Manuals/Hardware/ has two entries that seem to be what you want.http://www.colorcomputerarchive.com/coco/Documents/Manuals/Hardware/Color%20Computer%20Disk%20System%20(Tandy).pdfhttp://www.colorcomputerarchive.com/coco/Documents/Manuals/Hardware/Color%20Computer%20Disk%20System%20Programming%20Manual%20(Tandy).pdfThe emulator MESS offers the possibility of pasting programs into Coco memory. The result is identical to you typing in such a program.So, obtain a .pdf of the Disk Sytem manual, copy a program listing, paste it into MESS with Coco emulation running, and save the program to a .dsk image. You can run the programs from MESS, VCC, or mount the .dsk image in Drivewire and run the programs on a real Coco.Hope the above helps.Robert-- Coco mailing listCoco at maltedmedia.comhttps://pairlist5.pair.net/mailman/listinfo/coco

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