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PULLING CONTEXT-SENSITIVE PRINTED HELP PAGES FROM A HOST COMPUTER

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000027831D
Original Publication Date: 2000-Feb-29
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-09
Document File: 2 page(s) / 39K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

Disclosed for low-cost, multifunctional devices like electrophotographic printing machines in the Small Office Home Office (SOHO) market, and connected to a computer is an ability for a user to print in-depth help pages for the device's features. Following a context-help model, the printed help page relates to a feature the user is currently printing thus, providing more robust help than obtained from the device's limited user interface. A software application performing this function would be embedded in the print driver.

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

PULLING CONTEXT-SENSITIVE PRINTED Proposed Classification HELP PAGES FROM A HOST COMPUTER
Anthony J. Blasio
Ken Hayward
Marc J. Krolczyk

U. S. C1. 399/081 Int. C1. G03g 15/00

Disclosed for low-cost, multifunctional devices like electrophotographic printing machines in the Small Office Home Office (SOHO) market, and connected to a computer is an ability for a user to print in-depth help pages for the device's features. Following a context-help model, the printed help page relates to a feature the user is currently printing thus, providing more robust help than obtained from the device's limited user interface. A software application performing this function would be embedded in the print driver.

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