Classic Computer Magazine Archive ANTIC VOL. 4, NO. 10 / FEBRUARY 1986


by Jerry White

Do you make a lot of printouts while you're developing a program? Cut down on paper costs by printing lisitings in characters that are small ... but surprisingly readable.

Tiny List is a short BASIC program that works on all Atari computers of any memory size. However, as written, the program requires a disk drive and either an Epson or a Gemini printer. If you come up with a way to re-configure Tiny List by changing a few lines, send it to Antic for possible publication.

A standard typeface prints 66 80-character lines to the page. Tiny List prints 140 lines of 132 characters eqch – but these mini characters come out very dark and sharp-edged so they're not really hard to read.

Type in the program, check it with TYPO II and SAVE it. Before using, LOAD and LIST your BASIC program – or any ATASCII file – to disk. Then RUN Tiny List and follow the prompts.

Tiny List gives you automatic headers and page numbers, and skips over the perforations. Inverse characters are printed the same as normal ones. But special graphics characters are displayed as hyphens [-]. Tiny List automatically prints your listing's line count.

Jerry White is an Antic contributing Editor and the organizer of Professional Atari Programmers Information Exchange (PAPIE).

Listing: TINYLIST.BAS Download