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Front Page

Posted: Mon May 21, 2018 6:49 pm
by dilwyn
I'm pleased to announce that Peter Chambers of GAP Software has given permission for the Front Page range of QL desktop publishing programs to be made available as freeware.

So I have made available copies of Front Page, Front Page Extra and Front Page Extra 2 programs.

    Front Page was the first version and can run on unexpanded systems.
    Front Page Extra was an enhanced version.
    Front Page Extra 2 added even more facilities such as higher resolution fonts.

I've included manuals for FP Extra and FP Extra 2 as scanned Word and PDF files. Unfortunately, I don't have a copy of the manual for the original version, so if anyone has a copy which could be scanned and made available, please get in touch.

Download the Front Page programs from the Graphics page on my website at http://www.dilwyn.me.uk/graphics/index.html

fpx.jpg
Picture of Front Page Extra manual cover.

Re: Front Page

Posted: Mon May 21, 2018 8:16 pm
by RWAP
I shall have a look - I have several Front Page manuals, so think I have the original one...

Re: Front Page

Posted: Mon May 21, 2018 8:46 pm
by RWAP
I do indeed have a manual for Front Page v1.01 (plus the solution to Nick Ward's wreck dive) which could be scanned in.

Any volunteers?

Re: Front Page

Posted: Mon May 21, 2018 9:05 pm
by dilwyn
RWAP wrote:I do indeed have a manual for Front Page v1.01 (plus the solution to Nick Ward's wreck dive) which could be scanned in.

Any volunteers?

I scanned in the Front Page Extra and Front Page Extra 2 manuals. I was rather surprised my OCR did such a good job of it since the original dot matrix printouts weren't exactly good. If nobody else volunteers, send it to me.

Giorgio Garabello asked on QL-users list for some screenshots of Front Page, I couldn't get them togo through as attachments there, so here are a couple (actually, from Front Page Extra since that happened to be the disk I had to hand)
fpx1.jpg
Front Page Extra screenshot

fpx2.jpg
Front Page Extra screenshot

Re: Front Page

Posted: Mon May 21, 2018 9:15 pm
by RWAP
Excellent - now for someone else to upload the screenshot to the QL Wiki....

Re: Front Page

Posted: Mon May 21, 2018 9:21 pm
by Derek_Stewart
Hi,

Is the source code available for Front Page?

Would be nice have a hi-colour version.

Re: Front Page

Posted: Tue May 22, 2018 9:15 am
by NormanDunbar
RWAP wrote:Excellent - now for someone else to upload the screenshot to the QL Wiki....


And when someone does, please upload them to the screenshots namespace, thanks.

Re: Front Page

Posted: Tue May 22, 2018 10:27 am
by RWAP
Derek_Stewart wrote:Hi,

Is the source code available for Front Page?

Would be nice have a hi-colour version.


Unfortunately, no source code - we need a Qliberator de-compiler now to go with the SuperCharge version....