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Method for Correctly Positioning Revision Codes

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000035070D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-28
Document File: 4 page(s) / 191K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Hofmeister, JP: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

This article describes a method of positioning revision codes on printed lines on the designated side of the revised text regardless of the page on which it appears.

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Method for Correctly Positioning Revision Codes

This article describes a method of positioning revision codes on printed lines on the designated side of the revised text regardless of the page on which it appears.

A revision code is a vertical line placed adjacent to a line of text to alert a reader where changes have been made. For example, after several persons have reviewed and edited a draft of a document, a revised draft may be circulated with the revised portions identified by vertical lines next to the changed parts of the text.

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Revision codes can be designated to be positioned to the right or left of the lines of text. In such cases, the revision code will be properly positioned to the left or to the right of lines of text when the document is composed. Wherever the line of text is placed on a page, the revision code will appear on the designated side. Fig. 1 shows the revision codes specified by side (left or right) and the position they appear on both even and odd pages. Left revision codes appear on the left and right revision codes appear on the right whether the page on which they appear is an even- or an odd-numbered page.

Revision codes can also be designated to be positioned inside, outside, or both. This refers to inside or outside (or both) of the margin and is called margin revisioning. The position of the revision code right or left of the line in margin revisioning cannot be determined until the document has been finally paginated.

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When text is first composed, including any graphic images, galleys are printed for proofreading and composition changes. For example, widows (single words by themselves, ending a paragraph) are eliminated, keeps (sections of text or graphics that are supposed to be kept together) are adjusted, and final editing is performed on the galleys (also called galley proofs). Such changes may alter the page or column on which the revision code is to appear. Revision marking as part of a semiautomatic composition and editing process is relatively straight- forward; after the text is placed, simply add the revision marks.

In certain composition processes, such changes are automatically made by a computer program and therefore revision marks must also be automatically placed when the final position of the revised text is determined.

Fig. 2 illustrates the placement of inside revision codes as they would appear on even-numbered and odd-numbered pages. On even-numbered pages, the inside revision codes are placed to the right...