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Apple IIc User Guide

When I first saw the cover of Apple IIc User Guide by Gary Phillips and Donald Scellato (Brady Communications, 1984), I thought it was a manual published by Apple for the then-new IIc, but it’s not. Maybe the Picasso-style artwork of the IIc on the cover was meant to evoke Apple’s Macintosh marketing campaign, which was in full swing at the time.

Like Bill O’Brien’s IIc book, this title is aimed squarely at new users, but it much more extensive and its improved layout and wealth of information make Apple IIc User Guide a superior title.


Download PDF (134 MB)


  • The text on some of the pages in this PDF take on a dark-greenish or dark-brownish cast. This is an artifact of the batch levels adjustment process.
  • This a 300 dpi scan. Going with 600 dpi increases the file size to nearly half a gigabyte. I’ve decided to take a “good enough” approach here because it results in a much smaller file but if you’re just dying for the larger one, let me know and I’ll send you a download link. Interestingly, going with a grayscale version at 600 dpi only reduced the file size by about 100 MB, so I felt this was the better option.