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Add-On Template for Use With a One-Line Display of a Typewriter or the Like

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000038713D
Original Publication Date: 1987-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-31
Document File: 2 page(s) / 25K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Blanck, TW: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

A template of paper or thin cardboard, for example, is added to a display bezel of a typewriter or the like to surround a one-line display. The template has indicia thereon corresponding to each character position of the one-line display so that a user can mark on the template the beginning of a column that is being typed for a plurality of lines. This enables the user to return always to the proper start position or to know that a column is beginning at the proper position even when using a tab, for example. In a one-line display of a typewriter, for example, only one line of text or a portion thereof, depending on the length of the line, can be viewed by the user.

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Add-On Template for Use With a One-Line Display of a Typewriter or the Like

A template of paper or thin cardboard, for example, is added to a display bezel of a typewriter or the like to surround a one-line display. The template has indicia thereon corresponding to each character position of the one-line display so that a user can mark on the template the beginning of a column that is being typed for a plurality of lines. This enables the user to return always to the proper start position or to know that a column is beginning at the proper position even when using a tab, for example. In a one-line display of a typewriter, for example, only one line of text or a portion thereof, depending on the length of the line, can be viewed by the user. When typing in a delayed or no print mode with a one-line display in which printing occurs after typing of the line is completed when the user activates a carrier return, it is very difficult to align columns of information such as numbers, for example. This is because the user cannot view the previous line for alignment purposes. A template 1, which can be made of paper or thin cardboard, for example, can be stuck on a display bezel of a typewriter so that an opening 2 in the template 1 enables viewing of the display line. Two rows 3 and 4 of indicia are provided on the template 1, with the row 3 having indicia identifying character positions 1-71 and the row 4 having indicia identifying character positions 72-142. This enabl...