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RE-PROPORTIONING DOCUMENT DIMENSIONS IN A DIGITAL COPIER

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000027622D
Original Publication Date: 1998-Apr-30
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-08
Document File: 2 page(s) / 81K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

Although simple reduction and enlargement of an original hard-copy document is well-known in both light-lens and digital copiers, a user may commonly use a form of an unusual size, such as an IRS tax form, which does not have the same width-to-length proportions as a standard output sheet. For example, if a particular form has the dimensions of 9x1 1 inches, but the copier itself outputs pages of only 8.5-11 inches, it would be desirable to effectively reduce one dimension of the original image while leaving the other dimension the same, so that the original, slightly wider, image can be placed on the slightly narrower copy sheet.

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

RE-PROPORTIONING DOCUMENT Proposed Classification DIMENSIONS IN A DIGITAL COPIER
David L. Salgado
John W. Daughton
Norman D. Robinson Jr.

Stephen F. Skrainar Cynthia A. Smith Robert H. Gusciora

U. S. C1. 364/174 Int. C1. G05b 19/02

Although simple reduction and enlargement of an original hard-copy document is well- known in both light-lens and digital copiers, a user may commonly use a form of an unusual size, such as an IRS tax form, which does not have the same width-to-length proportions as a standard output sheet. For example, if a particular form has the dimensions of 9x1 1 inches, but the copier itself outputs pages of only 8.5~11 inches, it would be desirable to effectively reduce one dimension of the original image while leaving the other dimension the same, so that the original, slightly wider, image can be placed on the slightly narrower copy sheet.

This capability of effectively re-proportioning an original image can be performed with a digital copier. The image-processing capabilities of a digital copier can be adapted to reduce or enlarge an original image in one dimension but not the other. On a user interface, a user can be given the option of manually setting a reduction-enlargement percentage to each of the length and width dimensions separately, or there could be provided an "autofit" feature, by which the original proportions of the original image are in effect measured in two dimensions, and then the image is automatic...