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Mapping Constructs for Control of CONSTANT DATA Appearing on Imaged Pages

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000034763D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-27
Document File: 3 page(s) / 32K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Barker, BA: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

In Document Composition there is a need to identify object data that will repetitively appear in the same/different presentation area on multiple imaged pages, such as a document's security classification, chapter heading, logos, etc. This disclosure provides a means to identify data that is to be repeated across pages by specification of a mapping construct that names a data independent presentation area possessing various formatting flags. Formatting attributes associated with a presentation area may be linked to object data by identifying each entity by name. This linking function may exist at various hierarchical levels within or outside of the document completely separate from the data object(s) to be formatted.

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Mapping Constructs for Control of CONSTANT DATA Appearing on Imaged Pages

In Document Composition there is a need to identify object data that will repetitively appear in the same/different presentation area on multiple imaged pages, such as a document's security classification, chapter heading, logos, etc. This disclosure provides a means to identify data that is to be repeated across pages by specification of a mapping construct that names a data independent presentation area possessing various formatting flags. Formatting attributes associated with a presentation area may be linked to object data by identifying each entity by name. This linking function may exist at various hierarchical levels within or outside of the document completely separate from the data object(s) to be formatted.

The presentation area which is linked to the object data to be repeated would simply indicate whether the "linked" data FLOWS from imaged page to imaged page and whether the data is RESET to its beginning on subsequently imaged pages. The net effect of these specifications would cause the same object data to appear in a designated presentation area for each imaged page. In combination with the data stream's page model capability, variations of this constant data function could cause different constant data to appear on odd or even pages, the same constant data to appear on every third page, etc. This occurs by the proper page model specification and the mapping of constant data object(s) to presentation areas identified with these page models. For example, if constant data 1 and 2 were to appear on odd pages and constant data x were to appear on even imaged pages, the resultant imaged pages are as in the figure on the next page and the...