Sinclair ZX Spectrum 128 Introductory Manual
HTML version created by Damien Burke and copied with permission
Before you continue to the manual itself, a few words about the HTML version:
This manual remains
Copyright © 1986 Amstrad
Thanks to Cliff Lawson of Amstrad for distribution permission.
- I've tried to duplicate the original's appearance as closely as possible, while keeping
images to a minimum (or to as small a size as possible). This means I've kept the original
page structure of the paper manual, with one change: if a sentence was split over two pages,
it is now kept within the boundaries of the original page. Also in place of three plain text
tables that were meant to illustrate on-screen menus, I've made screen grabs of the appropriate
areas of the screen and used those instead.
- Tables are used quite heavily. If your browser is not tables-capable, either get a decent
one, or read the ASCII text version of the manual. Tables are used
not only to recreate the tables found in the original paper manual, but also to move the text
to the right (i.e. create a left margin without using Internet Explorer's LEFTMARGIN tag).
This is so the text can clear the coloured bar on the left of each page (providing your
browser is loading background images). Many browsers will not display a table until the entire
portion of the page containing the table has been downloaded. With almost the entire page inside
a table, this means the pages will not display until they are completely transferred. So please be patient if
you have a slow link!
- Some Internet Explorer-specific tags are used,
but these are only to improve the appearance of some tables (colours etc.) and should not
adversely affect the table's appearance on other browsers (Netscape
certainly has no problems).
- If you're using a text-only browser, or not loading images, each image has a brief description,
and if it is larger than 200 bytes or so, you will also get told just how big it is.
- If you want to download this entire manual for offline reading, it can be found at
the WOS FTP site, in both
HTML (with images) and
ASCII text versions.