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Efficient Setup Locating Technique for an Industrial Printer

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000015514D
Original Publication Date: 2002-May-05
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-20
Document File: 2 page(s) / 85K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Disclosed is an application which allows a printer operator to find printer setups just using touchscreen, mouse, or keyboard control. In some print shops the operator may have to select from several thousand print setups. Any efficiency in finding these setups will improve productivity and reduce error rates.

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Efficient Setup Locating Technique for an Industrial Printer

Disclosed is an application which allows a printer operator to find printer setups

just using touchscreen, mouse, or keyboard control. In some print shops the operator

may have to select from several thousand print setups. Any efficiency in finding these

setups will improve productivity and reduce error rates.

A typical embodiment is shown below in Figures 1 and 2. In Figure 1 the operator loads a setup by going to a setup screen on the console. This screen lists all of the current setups saved and the user can find out more details about each one by reading the details listed on the right-hand side.

Figure 1 - The Print Setup Screen

The user can drop down the combo box at the top of the table of snapshots (Figure 2). This will allow them to select the key they want to sort the list on:

Figure 2 - Sorting Setups

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The contents of the second column will change and the list will be sorted on this column.

Additionally, the user can type text into the search field and when they click the Search button the list at the left will be reset to highlight the snapshot being searched for. Subsequent button clicks will locate other snapshots that meet the same criteria.

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