Bank Street Writer Plus – Printer Option Examples – Apple IIe

July 30, 2017

This is an extension of my Bank Street Writer Plus post of February 22, 2017. It focuses on experimenting with the printer setup controls and the respective outputs. These were done on my Virtual II Emulator.

This printout is an example of the UltraCondensed printer setting giving you 17 characters per inch (CPI). You’ll also see the font type changes in the first paragraph. The 2nd image illustrates the controls on the screen for this document. Also I’ve changed the lines per inch from 6 LPI to 8 LPI. [ please forgive the typos…I should have spell checked —fixed on last picture on this page.]

Here is the Setup menu accessed by hitting the escape key on bootup.

Here are the printer commands. You can find these in the ImageWriter II manual. The program comes with the ImageWriter command set included but only A-F Setup. I Setup G-P. Later versions of AppleWorks and other word processors had these included and selectable.

Option-P brings up the menu when in the program. 

Here’s an example of the default 65 CPI and how the printing appears as you change items. Note: the paragraph start with “Notes from July 13” is actually a cut & paste from AppleWorks. This includes extra carriage returns which gives you the jagged look until you remove them.

I noticed when I changed to ultracondensed giving 17 CPI and also with 8 LPI it would only use 2/3 of the page since default was 66 lines. See below: 

You can see the end of page line above. I switched the top and bottom settings along with the lines per page to make it better.

Bank Street Writer for Apple II (5 versions)

February 22, 2017

I downloaded all these from Asimov Archive site and I’ve been playing with each in Apple IIe Virtual ][ Emulator and on my IIGS. Bank Street Writer – Bank Street Writer llc – Bank Street Writer lll – Bank Street Writer Plus. I worked with each of the versions. Below is the screen from BSW PLUS. 

After wading through the versions, figuring out the menu navigating, finding the Utilities (Setting Printer Type for codes) here is a picture. The type codes, bold, underline, etc are a feature so you know what you have. So, glad the manuals are on the net. The printer and hot key configuration required the manual. The hot-keys can act like macros. Closed-Apple-1 for example to print my full name.