Tasprint QL

Sinclair QL Tasprint QL by Tasman Software Sinclair QL Tasprint QL by Tasman Software

Tasprint QL was written by Tasman Software Limited and is advertised as 'the style-writer'. Basically, it takes text files (such as those which can be exported by Quill) and allows you to edit the text file on-screen and change portions of the text to use different font styles.

The fonts are generated using the built in UDG font codes on many printers (which have built in fonts!). Although the different fonts are not shown on screen during the editing process, you can see special characters which mark the start and end of each font change.

Tasprint QL comes with 5 different fonts which can be applied to a document -

  • Compacta - heavy and bold font, good for emphasis
  • Data Run - a futuristic script
  • Lectura Light - clean and easily read font
  • Median - a business font
  • Palace Script - a distinctive, flowing font (that looks to be joined up writing).

You can also add one of four styles to each font - normal, inverse, boxed or underlined.

Screenshot of Sinclair QL Tasprint QL by Tasman Software
Title: Tasprint QL
Language: SuperBASIC and 68000 Machine Code
Author: Unknown
Publisher: Tasman Software Limited
Year of Publication: 1985
Price October 1985: £19.95 Reviews: Unknown
Platforms Suitable for: All Sinclair QLs and emulators
Commercial Status: Freeware
Sources Available from: n/a
Latest Version available from: Sinclair QL Homepage

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  • Last modified: 2018/05/12 15:20
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