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FORM-IDENTIFICATION OVERLAY

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000023119D
Original Publication Date: 1976-Oct-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Mar-27
Document File: 2 page(s) / 209K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

A clear plastic form-identification overlay can be used on a CRT display in conjunction with a word-processing system. The overlay includes means for its physical indexing in relation to the CRT display. One portion of the overlay contains coded instructions providing assistance in ade- quately filling in the form and manipulating data typed onto the form. The coded instructions may be optical, magnetic or mechanical in format. It is only necessary that the coding information be capable of being read into the word-processing equipment associated with the display, thus controlling its operation and provision of selected format displays for data. The optical method may be read with a pass of the CRT beam to a light pipe and photosensor. The mechanical method could consist of indentations which are position sensed with the instructions stored in the word-processing equipment.

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

FORM-IDENTIFICATION OVERLAY Proposed Classification
Paul F. Evans U.S. Cl. 340/365R
tnt. Cl. GOSc 1/00

A clear plastic form-identification overlay can be used on
a CRT display in conjunction with a word-processing system.
The overlay includes means for its physical indexing in
relation to the CRT display. One portion of the overlay
contains coded instructions providing assistance in ade-
quately filling in the form and manipulating data typed
onto the form. The coded instructions may be optical,
magnetic or mechanical in format. It is only necessary
that the coding information be capable of being read into
the word-processing equipment associated with the display,
thus controlling its operation and provision of selected
format displays for data. The optical method may be read
with a pass of the CRT beam to a light pipe and photosensor.
The mechanical method could consist of indentations which
are position sensed with the instructions stored in the
word-processing equipment.

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46 XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

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