Miscellaneous Documents

Items that have not previously been made available via Chris's Acorns are marked new. Items are in chronological order within each section.

Machine and OS Manuals

TitleSizeFormatISBNDateEdition
Issue
Acorn Part No.
Archimedes User Guide 25.2 MB PDF new n/a 1987, July Issue 2 0476,002
Archimedes Welcome Guide 10 MB PDF n/a 1987 Issue 3 0476,000
Archimedes Welcome Guide (RISC OS 2) 4.1 MB PDF ISBN 1 86250 055 7 1988 Edition 2
Issue 1
0483,000
Archimedes 400 Series User Guide 25.2 MB PDF new ISBN 1 85250 053 0 1988 Edition 2
Issue 1
0483,002
Acorn R140 Operations Guide 7.4 MB PDF new ISBN 1 85250 057 3 1988, December Issue 1 0483,710
Acorn R140 RISC iX User Guide 17.4 MB PDF new ISBN 1 85250 058 1 1988, December Issue 1 0483,708
Acorn R140 RISC iX X.desktop Guide 5.6 MB PDF new ISBN 1 85250 059 X 1988, December Issue A 0483,749
Acorn R140 RISC iX System Administrator's Guide 13.1 MB PDF new ISBN 1 85250 068 9 1989, May Issue 1 0483,747
A3000 User Guide 23.8 MB PDF new ISBN 1 85250 065 4 1989 Issue 1 0480,052
R260 R225 A540 Installation Guide 6.6 MB PDF ISBN 1 85250 080 8 1990, July Issue 1 0486,251
A5000-RISC OS 3 Release Note 2.7 MB PDF new n/a 1991, September Issue 1 0492,045
RISC OS 3 User Guide (RISC OS 3.00) 19.5 MB PDF new ISBN 1 85250 122 6 1992, March Edition 2
Issue 1
0496,071
RISC OS 3 User Guide Applications Guide (RISC OS 3.10) 33.9 MB PDF new ISBN 1 85250 124 2 1992, March Edition 2
Issue 1
0496,075
RISC OS 3 Release Note (Version 3.10) 2.6 MB PDF n/a 1992, June Issue 1 0496,076
Acorn A3010 Welcome Guide 11 MB ISBN 1 85250 107 3 n/a 1992, April Issue 1 0494,050
Acorn A4000 Welcome Guide 8.4 MB ISBN 1 85250 128 5 n/a 1992, July Issue 1 0494,650
RISC OS 3 User Guide (RISC OS 3.50) 42.1 MB PDF new ISBN 1 85250 146 4 1994, February Edition 4
Issue 1
0497,550
RISC OS 3 User Guide (RISC OS 3.60) 35.9 MB PDF new ISBN 1 85250 163 4 1995, March Issue 1 1403,110
RISC OS 3 (version 3.60) Release Note 900 KB PDF new n/a 1995, May Issue 1 1403,115
Acorn StrongARM card and RISC OS 3.7 Upgrade Instructions 5.1 MB PDF new n/a 1996, August Issue 1 1403,222
Risc PC Welcome Guide 10.3 MB PDF new n/a 1996, December Issue 1 1408,400
Risc PC Welcome Guide (Castle Edition) 11.8 MB PDF new n/a 1996, December Issue 1 1408,400
RISC OS 3.70 Release Note 37 KB PDF new n/a 1997, March Issue 1 1403,254

Software Manuals

TitleSizeFormatISBNDateIssue/EditionAcorn Part No.
Acornsoft Utilities 5.4 MB PDF new n/a 1988 Issue 1 0481,845
1st Word Plus 15.6 MB PDF new n/a 1988 Issue 1 0481,746
1st Word Plus Release Note 553 KB PDF new n/a 1988, July Issue 2 0481,747
Desktop Publisher 14 MB PDF new ISBN 1 85250 066 2 1989 Issue 1 0481,961
Desktop Publisher Release Notes (1.02) 1 MB PDF new n/a 1991, September Issue 1 0493,284
ANSI C (Release 3)
ANSI C Release 3 43.6 B PDF new ISBN 1 85250 071 9 1989, September Release 3 0470,101
Release Note 659 KB PDF new n/a 1989, August Issue 1 0470,109
1st Word Plus (Release 2) 11.3 MB PDF new ISBN 1 85250 073 5 1989, December Release 2 0470,001
TCP-IP Protocol Suite - User Guide 8.3 MB PDF new n/a 1990, May Issue 1 0484,001
Acorn ANSI C Release 4 48.7 MB PDF ISBN 1 85250 095 6 1991, May Issue 1 0470,529
Acorn Assembler Release 2 28.6 MB PDF ISBN 1 85250 096 4 1991, May Issue 1 0470,589
Acorn Desktop Development Environment 34.5 MB PDF ISBN 1 85250 094 8 1991, May Issue 1 0470,501
Different Releases of the PC Emulator
PC Emulator - Installation Leaflet 822 KB PDF new n/a 1987 Issue 1 0481,601
PC Emulator - Installation Leaflet 1.1 MB PDF new n/a 1990 Issue 1 0480,752
PC Emulator 457 KB PDF new n/a 1991, April Edition 4
Issue 1
0470,121
PC Emulator (1.6) Learning Curve 3.1 MB PDF new n/a 1991, July Issue 1 0493,114
Learning Curve PC Emulator (V1.7) Release Note 320 KB PDF new n/a 1991, September Issue 1 0493,271
PC Emulator Version 1.70 Release Note 1.6 MB PDF new n/a 1991, September Issue 1 0470,866
PC Emulator (1.8) 5.1 MB PDF new n/a 1992, February Edition 5
Issue 1
0484,151
PC Emulator (Version 1.8) Upgrade Release Note 524 KB PDF new n/a 1992, March Issue 2 0484,162
PC Emulator User Guide 6.8 MB PDF new n/a 1992, May Issue 1 0494,172
DR DOS 6.0 Release Notes 1.7 MB PDF new n/a 1992, April
DR DOS 6.0 User Guide 47.9 MB PDF new n/a 1992, February 3rd Edition
Acorn Access + 1.2 MB PDF new n/a 1994 Issue 1 0484,803
Acorn Advance
Advance User Guide 30.4 MB PDF new ISBN 1 85250 134 0 1994, April Issue 3 0484,062
Advance Project Guide 7.5 MB PDF new ISBN 1 85250 133 2 1993, January Issue 1 0484,063
Advance Release Note 479 KB PDF new n/a 1994, April Issue 4 0484,065
Acorn Pocket Book A-Link 2 Guide 1.7 MB PDF n/a 1993, October Issue 2 0493,646
Acorn SCSI and CD-ROM Filing System Release Note 718 KB PDF n/a 1994, February Issue 2 0484,605
Acorn Desktop Development Environment (Release 5)
Acorn Assembler 20.2 MB PDF new ISBN 1 85250 167 7 1994, December Issue 1 0484,233
Acorn C/C++ 32.0 MB PDF new ISBN 1 85250 166 9 1994, December Issue 1 0484,232
Desktop Tools 28.7 MB PDF new ISBN 1 85250 164 2 1994, December Issue 1 0484,230
User Interface Toolbox 62.0 MB PDF new ISBN 1 85250 165 0 1994, December Issue 1 0484,231
The Virus Protection Scheme 127 KB PDF new n/a 1995, April Issue 1 0493,938
Risc PC x86 Card User Guide 3.6 MB PDF n/a 1995, September Issue 1 1411,003
Acorn PC Exchange User Guide 1.3 MB PDF n/a 1995, October Issue 1 1407,120
Using Bookworm 895 KB PDF new n/a 1997, February Issue 1 1403,256
Acorn OmniClient II User Guide 8.3 MB PDF new n/a 1997, February Issue 3 0484,952

Developer Information

TitleSizeFormatISBNDateIssue/EditionAcorn Part No.
Archimedes Programmer's Reference Manual (Arthur)
Archimedes Programmer's Reference Manual - Volume 1 23.3 MB PDF new ISBN 1 85250 052 2 1987, November Issue 1 0476,005
Archimedes Programmer's Reference Manual - Volume 2 20.0 MB PDF new ISBN 1 85250 053 0 1987, November Issue 1 0476,006
Archimedes 400 Series BBC BASIC Guide 21.6 MB PDF new ISBN 1 85250 052 2 1988 Issue 1 0483,001
RISC OS Programmer's Reference Manual (RISC OS 2)
RISC OS Programmer's Reference Manual - Indices 3.2 MB PDF new ISBN 1 85250 069 7 1989, July Edition 1
Issue 1
0483,025
RISC OS Programmer's Reference Manual - Volume 1 25.5 MB PDF new ISBN 1 85250 060 3 1989 Edition 1
Issue 1
0483,020
RISC OS Programmer's Reference Manual - Volume 2 18.3 MB PDF new ISBN 1 85250 061 1 1989 Edition 1
Issue 1
0483,021
RISC OS Programmer's Reference Manual - Volume 3 28.7 MB PDF new ISBN 1 85250 062 X 1989 Edition 1
Issue 1
0483,022
RISC OS Programmer's Reference Manual - Volume 4 29.3 MB PDF new ISBN 1 85250 063 8 1989 Edition 1
Issue 1
0483,023
BBC BASIC Reference Manual 23.2 MB PDF new ISBN 1 85250 103 0 1992, October Issue 1 0470,280
RISC OS 3 Programmer's Reference Manual
RISC OS 3 Programmer's Reference Manual - Index 7 MB PDF new ISBN 1 85250 115 4 1992, December Edition 1
Issue 1
0470,295
RISC OS 3 Programmer's Reference Manual - Volume 1 43.5 MB PDF new ISBN 1 85250 111 1 1992, December Edition 1
Issue 1
0470,291
RISC OS 3 Programmer's Reference Manual - Volume 2 35.9 MB PDF new ISBN 1 85250 112 X 1992, December Edition 1
Issue 1
0470,292
RISC OS 3 Programmer's Reference Manual - Volume 3 45.3 MB PDF new ISBN 1 85250 113 8 1992, December Edition 1
Issue 1
0470,293
RISC OS 3 Programmer's Reference Manual - Volume 4 33.8 MB PDF new ISBN 1 85250 114 6 1992, December Edition 1
Issue 1
0470,294
RISC OS 3 Style Guide 8.2 MB PDF new ISBN 1 85250 148 0 1993, July Issue 1 0470,296
Acorn Computers Limited Safety Test Guidelines 915 KB PDF new n/a 1994, July Issue 3 0472,204
Acorn Enhanced Expansion Card Specification 3.8 MB PDF new n/a 1994, July Issue 5 0472,200
Acorn Risc PC Technical Reference Manual 10.9 MB PDF ISBN 1 85250 144 8 1994, September Issue 1 0497,057
Network Card Mk II Interface Specification 1.1 MB PDF new n/a 1995, March Issue 4 0472,208
RISC OS 3 Programmers Reference Manual - Volume 5a 60.6 MB PDF new ISBN 1 85250 172 3 1995, August Edition 1, Issue 1 1403,123
RISC OS 3 Programmer's Reference Manual - Indexes (3.6) 15.8 MB PDF new ISBN 1 85250 173 1 1995, August Issue 1 1403,124

Other Documents

TitleSizeFormatISBNDateIssue/EditionAcorn Part No.
Acorn Information - Volume 1 29.8 MB PDF new
Acorn in 1995 - Risc User Magazine Feature 2.6 MB PDF new
Acorn Certification of Incorporation 60 KB PNG new

Unpublished and draft Manuals

These documents represent early drafts or proof copies of documents that were later published in a different form.
TitleSizeFormatISBNDateIssue/EditionAcorn Part No.
RISC OS Style Guide (draft proof) RISC OS 2.0x era, a later version was released as RISC OS 3 Style Guide. 4.1 MB PDF n/a 1990, January Issue A n/a
RISC OS Programmer's Reference Manual - Volume 1 (draft proof) RISC OS 3.00 era. 20.4 MB PDF ISBN 1 85250 111 6 1991, October Edition 1, Issue 1 0470,291
RISC OS Programmer's Reference Manual - Volume 2 (draft proof) RISC OS 3.00 era. 17.7 MB PDF ISBN 1 85250 112 4 1991, October Edition 1, Issue 1 0470,292
RISC OS Programmer's Reference Manual - Volume 3 (draft proof) RISC OS 3.00 era. 19.5 MB PDF ISBN 1 85250 113 2 1991, October Edition 1, Issue 1 0470,293
RISC OS Programmer's Reference Manual - Volume 4 (draft proof) RISC OS 3.00 era. 25.6 MB PDF ISBN 1 85250 114 0 1991, October Edition 1, Issue 1 0470,294
RISC OS Programmer's Reference Manual - Volume 5 (draft proof) RISC OS 3.00 era. 22.0 MB PDF ISBN 1 85250 115 9 1991, October Edition 1, Issue 1 0470,295
RISC OS Programmer's Reference Manual - Volume 6 (draft proof) RISC OS 3.00 era. 36.2 MB PDF ISBN 1 85250 116 7 1991, October Edition 1, Issue 1 0470,296
RISC OS 3 Programmers Reference Manual - 3.50 supplement (draft proof) Later released as volume 5 of the RISC OS 3 PRMs. 16.7 MB PDF n/a 1994 Approx n/a n/a