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Print Pages and the Surrounding Pages on which Contextual Search Hits Occur

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000038117D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-31
Document File: 1 page(s) / 12K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

MacPhail, MG: AUTHOR

Abstract

Disclosed is a method to print the pages on which a contextual search hit occurs along with the preceding page and the following page. A contextual search program will search the content of a document to find matches as specified in the contextual search criteria. When a library is searched, often the result of the search is a list of document names that meet the search criteria. When a single document is searched, often the result of the search is a copy of the document with the hits highlighted. However, a user may just want to read the section of the document that contains topics of interest. Including the preceding page and following page along with the page on which the hit occurred, insures that the user will have the needed context material.

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Print Pages and the Surrounding Pages on which Contextual Search Hits Occur

Disclosed is a method to print the pages on which a contextual search hit occurs along with the preceding page and the following page. A contextual search program will search the content of a document to find matches as specified in the contextual search criteria. When a library is searched, often the result of the search is a list of document names that meet the search criteria. When a single document is searched, often the result of the search is a copy of the document with the hits highlighted. However, a user may just want to read the section of the document that contains topics of interest. Including the preceding page and following page along with the page on which the hit occurred, insures that the user will have the needed context material.

The method described in this disclosure enables a user to have the pages printed so that the user does not have to search through the document to find the relevant material. The method consists of adding a print option and a surrounding-page sub- print option. The server processes the print the contextual search hit pages as follows:

IF the print option is set THEN

Set print-subsequent page flag off

FOR each page in the document DO

IF a contextual search hit occurs THEN

IF the surrounding-page option is set

IF the previous page was not put on the print page stack THEN

Move the previous page to the print page stack

END IF

Set the print-subsequen...