Sidewriter is a program which allows you to print text files or spreadsheets created with Abacus or with Qspread sideways on a printer, thus making it easy to print anything which is wider than 80 letters. A wide range of fonts are supported, and the program works with all Epson compatible 9-pin and 24-pin printers, Epson ESC/P2 printers, plus inkjets which include an Epson compatible mode.

Simply create a spreadsheet with Abacus and use the export to Quill function. Then run Sidewriter, select a few options and print out the file as required, adding lines between columns as necessary. The same effect can be achieved by printing out a spreadsheet created with Qspread as an ascii file.

The program can be run with or without the pointer environment, making it easy to install and use by anyone.

The program was released as freeware in 2016 as part of the 30th Anniversary of RWAP Software.

Screenshot of Sinclair QL Sidewriter
Title: Sidewriter
Language: SuperBASIC compiled with QLiberator
Author: Graham Jones and Dilwyn Jones
Publisher: RWAP Software
Platforms Suitable for: All Sinclair QLs and emulators
Commercial Status: Freeware
Sources Available from: Download QL Sidewriter Sources
Latest Version available from: Sinclair QL Homepage

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