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The preservation method of layout data

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000011892D
Original Publication Date: 2003-Mar-24
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Mar-24
Document File: 1 page(s) / 90K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Since the layout data (disposition and attribute information on a character or a photograph) of newspaper and magazine were saved in a peculiar form by a various layout system, if you have no peculiar system, it cannot display and edit the layout data. Moreover, when changing into the data for printing or distribution on a network, the peculiar system was required. In other words, the layout system which can be used was limited. On this idea, the interchangeability of layout data is raised by saving a character and a picture independently, and narrowing the range of an interpretation of a display or an output. By using the data which was consistent from the layout to the output, a user can choose the layout and the output systems with competitive power. Consequently, various users can create layout data using various layout systems in various aspects of affairs, and It comes to be able to perform an output as displayed.

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The preservation method of layout data

    The Attribute on all characters and photographs are stored in every one common format, and each  data made to become independent is called "layout cell". Attributes, such as "font name", "character  code", "size", "rotation information", and "rate of flat"  are described by the layout cell.

 Layout application reads layout cell, interprets and displays the attribute and image data of a  character, and enables edit of them. Moreover, it is possible to extract the character sequence,  because layout cells hold the turn of data as a feature of them.  The preservation data created by the set of a layout cell can be read in other layout applications  or the output system, and a user can do layout work without the peculiar system.  XML aims at unifying the structure of data. In the newspaper industry, NewsML is specified based on  XML, and various attributes can be described to one article.  However, it is decided by description of an output style sheet how characters and images are  arranged. When carrying out data conversion using a style sheet, there are various interpretatio...