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Publishing Off-ICE

Sinclair QL Publishing Off-ICE by Eidersoft

Publishing Off-ICE (also known as Page-Making-Off-ICE) is a type of desktop publishing program, although it can only handle text and graphics as generated by the constituent programs supplied as part of Publishing Off-ICE.

It requires the ICE pointer environment complete with Mouse.

The program includes the following tools to help produce the parts of a page, which are then overlaid on top of each other to create the page:

  • 3D Graphics program - able to draw 3D blocks, triangles and lenses, with a user defined viewpoint and in solid / wireframe graphics.
  • 2D Graphics program - able to draw line, arc, circles/ellipses, rectangles and triangles
  • Char-Block - a program to allow you to layout text within a user defined rectangle. You can use this to enter user defined characters into the block also.
  • A text editor - this handles a typewriter mode for text entry and you can then transform the text into columns.
  • A bitmap graphics program (ArtICE)
  • Printer output to Cannon / Taxan / Epson compatible printers.

The manual appears as a Quill DOC on the disk.

Not the easiest to use Desktop Publishing Program.


Screenshot of Sinclair QL Publishing Off-ICE by Eidersoft
Title: Publishing Off-ICE
Language: Supercharge Compiled SuperBASIC
Author: John Tydeman and others
Publisher: Eidersoft
Year of Publication: 1989
Price May 1989: Unknown
Reviews: Unknown
Platforms Suitable for: 640K Sinclair QLs with ICE - mouse version.
Commercial Status: Commercial
Sources Available from: n/a
Latest Version available from: Unknown

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