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PROGRESSIVE OFFERING OF SELECTION CHOICES

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000026047D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Dec-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-05
Document File: 2 page(s) / 75K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

An electrophotographic printing machine may use a touch screen as a user interface enabling the operator to select the mode of operation of the printing machine. With a feature rich printing machine, the operator may be presented with too large an array of selections for even the sim lest job. This

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KEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

PROGRESSIVE OFFERING OF Proposed Classification SELECTION CHOICES U.S. C1.355/200
John W. Daughton
Keith G. Bunker
Robert L. Sklut

Int. C1. G03g 15/00

An electrophotographic printing machine may use a touch screen as a user interface enabling the operator to select the mode of operation of the printing machine. With a feature rich printing machine, the operator may be presented with too large an array of selections for even the sim lest job. This

addition, the large number of choices available provides many opportunities to choose combinations of features that conflict with one another. Each conflict situation requires a defined strategy and appropriate message. To solve these problems, the touch screen progressively offers selections to the operator, rather than presenting the operator with too large an array of selection choices. For example, if the operator selects "Transparencies", the touch screen presents a new set of options to the operator, "Copied Dividers", "Blank Dividers", "No Dividers", and "None". If the operator selects "No Dividers", a set of buttons appears that is labeled "Tray for Transparencies". If the operator chooses "Copied Dividers", the touch screen displays not only the 'Tray for Transparencies" array of buttons, but also a "Tray for Divider Sheets" array of buttons. Other examples are if the operator chooses "Covers", the first array of choices provides a specific choice of covers, "Both", "Front", "Back", and...