Classic Computer Magazine Archive COMPUTE! ISSUE 56 / JANUARY 1985 / PAGE 10

Storing Text On Disk

Can a disk drive store text by page?

John B. Gentilucci

Disk files can contain any information you want. However, trying to store a text file by pages would be a time-consuming and inefficient use of disk space. Most word processors allow you to set up limits for page size and also will automatically paginate the printout. You'll find it much easier to store files by chapter or subheadings, and let your computer keep track of the pages when printing the text. This way you'll also be able to make revisions without restructuring your files because of a change in page sizes.