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    Default Epson HX-20 BASIC Reference Manual Scan - Missing Pages

    The internet offers many copies of the BASIC Reference Manual for the HX-20. All these PDFs seem to come from the same source, just copied over and over again, partially watermarked and otherwise mutilated.

    All are lacking a pair of pages (3-44 and 3-45).
    Could some proud owner of a paper copy of this manual scan these two pages (with description of the the ON...GOSUB, ON...GOTO and GOTO commands) and make them available?

    Thank you,
    Martin

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    Looking at my manual, 3-44 is about ON...GOSUB/ON...GOTO, and 3-45 is about the standard OPEN command.

    Is that what you're looking for?

    I'm not in a position to do a proper scan just now, but I can do a photo which may serve temporarily? Any use? I've done such pics before, with proper lighting the result is pretty good.

    Geoff

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeoffB17 View Post
    Looking at my manual, 3-44 is about ON...GOSUB/ON...GOTO, and 3-45 is about the standard OPEN command.

    Is that what you're looking for?

    I'm not in a position to do a proper scan just now, but I can do a photo which may serve temporarily? Any use? I've done such pics before, with proper lighting the result is pretty good.

    Geoff
    Geoff,

    yes, these are the pages. A photo should work, if the photo is of decent quality (2000+ pixels in size). Ideally as a raw image to avoid too many JPG compression artifacts.
    In the long term we should try to feed these pages at good quality to the relevant places like archive.org et cetera.

    Martin

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    Martin,

    I've done a couple of pics, just about readable. I need to see if I can get my printer/scanner operational again so I can do it properly.

    Geoff
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    Quote Originally Posted by GeoffB17 View Post
    Martin,

    I've done a couple of pics, just about readable. I need to see if I can get my printer/scanner operational again so I can do it properly.

    Geoff
    Geoff,

    thank you for the Pictures - surely not perfect, but sufficient. I was not expecting big news from their contents but wanted to complete my manual and make sure that I understood these commands properly.

    Here is a trick, if you ever find time to run them through a scanner at 300 dpi or so:
    a sheet of pitch black paper behind the page avoids that the print from the back side shines through to the front page.

    Martin

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