Classic Computer Magazine Archive CREATIVE COMPUTING VOL. 11, NO. 2 / FEBRUARY 1985 / PAGE 14

Using & programming the Macintosh including 32 ready-to-run programs. (book reviews) Russ Lockwood.

This book receives our nomination for the longest title around. It also receives our nod as a good introductory book for Macintosh owners.

Although at times sounding like a rewrite of the manuals, a common ailment of many Macintosh books, the chapters on MacWrite and MacPaint provide enough information to get you started producing drawings and text. Two other chapters discuss the Finder, a part of DOS that serves as a control link for file management.

Far better are the four chapters on learning Microsoft Basic and programming the mouse.

The 32 programs prove less helpful than we had hoped, although some graphics patterns are interesting and the Alphabetizer can come in handy. However, part of the appeal of the book is that beginners can alter the programs to suit their needs.

Review Grade: B+