SwiftCalc (C64, 5 1/4" Disk) Timeworks - 1983 USA, Canada Release

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Packaging cover SwiftCalc.
Product ID 37112-16354
Product UPC 037112163545
Platform(s) C64
Media 5 1/4" Disk
Copyright date 1983
Publisher(s) Timeworks
Category(s) Productivity, Spreadsheet
Country of Origin United States of America

Description from the packaging.

The power of SwiftCalc lies in its ability to apply mathematical functions and algebraic formulas to any spreadsheet-type analysis, such as budgeting, financial planning or cost estimating. Because SwiftCalc automatically calculates these formulas for you, you can produce complicated "what if?" reports at the press of a key and make further modifications quickly and effortlessly.

At A Glance:

  • A program which can be used by itself (stand alone) or interfaced with Timeworks' Data Manager 2 and Word Writer 3 software programs. Enables you to produce customized reports incorporating information generated from all three systems.
  • The sideways option permits printing all of your columns vertically on one, continuous sheet, by automatically rotating your spreadsheet 90 degrees as it prints out.
  • 250 Rows and 104 columns provide more than 25,000 cells (locations in the spreadsheet) in which to place information.
  • Performs mathematical functions, up to 12 digits. Allows the use of minimum and maximum values, averages, sums, integers, absolute values, and exponential notation.
  • Calculates the Present and Future Value of a Dollar and the Present and Future Value of a Constant Amount (Annuities).
  • Produces bar charts from your numerical data, allowing you to graphically compare values.
  • Help! screens. These scrolling displays list all of SwiftCalc's available functions. No need to reference your user's manual each time you need to apply a mathematical function.
  • Financial Models include budgeting, trip planning, and financial analysis. Sample spreadsheets help you become familiar with SwiftCalc and the program commands.
  • Full Prompting. You will be guided through this program by thoughtful, easily understood instructions from your computer display screen, complemented by a manual written in easy-to-understand English.
  • Two plastic keyboard overlays. Places the spreadsheet commands directly onto your computer keyboard.


  • Move/Copy: Moves or copies cell information to other cells within your spreadsheet.
  • Search and Replace: Locates information within your spreadsheet and automatically replaces data at your direction.
  • Insert/Delete (Erase): Inserts or deletes rows or columns at the press of a key.
  • Formatting: Choice of three formats- Decimal (Up to 9 places); Graphics; or Exponential Notation.
  • GoTo: Moves the cursor across blocks of cells at the press of a key.
  • Horizontal and Vertical Scrolling: Moves your spreadsheet in any direction, allowing you to view any selection of the spreadsheet you desire.
  • Automatic Cursor Advance: Automatically moves the cursor in any direction you specify, after each data entry.
  • Disk Cataloging: Displays the file names (titles) of documents stored on your data disk at the press of a key.
  • Reset: Allows you to clear and start a new spreadsheet at the press of a key.

When Interfaced with Timeworks' Data Manager 2 and Word Writer 3: Transfers information from your data base program directly into spreadsheets produced by SwiftCalc. Also incorporates spreadsheets produced by SwiftCalc directly into documents created with the Word Writer 3.

System Requirements

Required RAM 64K

Box Scans

Retail Box cover SwiftCalc. Retail Box back SwiftCalc.



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