Here is a new program for you to enter on your IBM compatible computer. Programs presented here were written in the "BASIC" language for use on a PC computer. Since there are several different types of BASIC, you may not know which one is on your computer. The first step to entering a program will be to start the BASIC editor. Should the following procedure fail to start the BASIC editor, find someone who can help you get started.
1. Get the computer to display the "C:" prompt.
2. Try typing one of the following three commands: BASICA, GWBASIC, or QBASIC.
3. If you get an error message for all three, try typing CD/DOS" and Enter. Then repeat step 2.
4. Once you have successfully entered the BASIC editor, type the program exactly as given. Be sure to include all spaces and punctuation marks, and don't get your 0 (zero) and Os mixed up.
5. After typing your program in, save it, using one of the following methods: BASICA or GWBASIC--Type SAVE "name" where name is any 8 letter name you wish to use. QBASIC-Hit I Alt, F, S keys then type any 8 letter name you wish to use.
6. To run the program when it is in the editor, type RUN for , BASICA or GWBASIC; hit F5 if you have QBASIC.
7. To type in another program without quitting the editor, type NEW and Enter if you have BASICA or GWBASIC. If you have QBASIC hit Alt, F, N. Be sure to save your previous program first!
8. To recall your saved programs at a later date, enter the Editor using steps 1 and 2. Then for BASICA or GWBASIC type LOAD "name", where name is what you named the program. For M QBASIC hit Alt, F, 0, and type the name of your program.