Stylograph was created by Great Plains Computer Co. in Idaho Falls, Idaho. It was sold by Sonex Systems in Williamsville, New York for the FLEX OS. The product was formerly called STYLUS. The product was ported to OS-9 (6809) and sold by Microware.
- go51.pdf -- How to use GO51 with Stylograph from Great Plains Computer
- stylo_d64.pdf -- Stylograph Manual for Dragon 64 in PDF
- stylo.pdf -- Stylograph Manual for OS-9 in PDF
- styloansi.zip -- Stylograph configured for ANSI terminal (model 26)
- stylogo80.zip -- Stylograph configured for DragonPlus board
Generic OS-9 editions
When sold to customers running GIMIX, SWTPC or similar minicomputers with attached terminals, the software was able to be configured for about 30 different models of terminals using the styfix tool. It was possible to recover most of the generic edition of stylo by patching the Dragon 64 edition with code from the FLEX-based stylo. The generic edition has been configured for an ANSI terminal, and you can find the application in the above list under the name styloansi.zip. Unfortunately it has not been possible to recover or reconstruct styfix. But all it did was to change the byte in address $000D of the stylo program to a different terminal number. You can also give the terminal type as an argument to the program.
If you want to use Stylo for another terminal than ANSI, then this is the list of supported terminals:
|#||Model of terminal||#||Model of terminal|
|1||SOROC IQ-120||17||TEC 510, 610|
|2||SOROC IQ-140||18||Beehive MICRO B2|
|3||SOROC IQ-130/135||19||Beehive B100|
|4||Televideo TVI 912/920 and Lear-Siegler ADM-31||20||Volker-Craig VC-404|
|5||Hazeltine 1500/1420||21||Hewlett Packard 2621 A/P|
|6||Hazeltine 1400||22||ADDS Viewpoint|
|7||Lear Siegler ADM-3A||23||Motorola Exorterm|
|8||Lear Siegler ADM-42||24||Visual Technology Inc. VISUAL 300|
|10||Microterm ACT-5A||26||ANSI/DEC VT-100|
|11||Intertec INTERTUBE II||27||GIMIX 24x80 Video|
|12||SWTPC CT-82||28||Volker-Craig VC4404|
|13||SWTPC CT-8209/12||29||CYBERNEX XL 87|
|14||DEC VT-52||30||Perkin-Elmer 550 CRT|
|15||ADDS REGENT 25||31||Lear-Siegler ADM-5|
|16||Heath H-19, Zenith Z-19||32||Hazeltine ESPRIT|
To use the configuration for an ADM-3A, type:
If you want to change the terminal type permanently, then you can use a binary editor to change address $0D.
Remember to run
verify u on the modified file.
Dragon 64 edition
Stylograph was sold for the Dragon 64 through Dragon Data Ltd. It was an adaptation of Stylograph 2.1. It would only work in GO51 mode - a display driver that provides 24 lines and 51 columns of text. Since GO51 has unusual dimensions, a special terminal driver was created and spliced into a normal stylo executable in binary form. Additionally, the menu texts were shortened to fit. A new styfix tool was then written to prevent the customer from changing the terminal. The command line argument to change the terminal will not work correctly and is not mentioned in the manual.
The DragonPlus board is a piece of hardware that provides an 80 column display on a Dragon 64 without using memory for graphics. It uses the same terminal control sequences as GO51. The stylogo80.zip contains a stylo program, where the GO51 driver has been changed to expect 80 columns.
Color Computer edition
More than on edition was sold for the TRS-80 Color Computer. The one in the archive is edition 3.0. It supports only three terminal models: The FHL O-PAK program, the Word-Pak 80 Column Board and the GO51. Edition 3.0 has a couple of additional formatting commands compared to edition 2 and the ability to handle multi-user systems with different models of attached terminals. This feature is disabled in the Color Computer distribution.
Key assignment summary
Stylograph was designed to require as little from the terminal as possible. This means that to move the cursor the alphabetic keys are used. Cursor keys are either ignored, or will cause unexpected behaviour.
|Exit to supervisor mode||/|
|Enter insert mode||;|
|Return to escape mode||ESC|
|Alternate between beginning and end of line||K|