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Automatic Reformat Propagation

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000038965D
Original Publication Date: 1987-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-01
Document File: 1 page(s) / 11K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Borgendale, K: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

In a word processing system, if the user starts an editing session with the non-pagination option and makes a new format declaration to the existing text, the new format change is propagated through all of the pages of the document. Pagination is the process of scanning text, adjusting lines and separating lines into pages. This function may be overridden at the end of each editing session. As such, it provides the user with a productivity improvement mechanism to prevent the system from unnecessarily reformatting the remainder of the document up to its end. Although the length of page is defined in a Page Image Parameter (PIP) vector, a page is treated as having an infinite number of lines prior to the application of the pagination to the document.

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Automatic Reformat Propagation

In a word processing system, if the user starts an editing session with the non- pagination option and makes a new format declaration to the existing text, the new format change is propagated through all of the pages of the document. Pagination is the process of scanning text, adjusting lines and separating lines into pages. This function may be overridden at the end of each editing session. As such, it provides the user with a productivity improvement mechanism to prevent the system from unnecessarily reformatting the remainder of the document up to its end. Although the length of page is defined in a Page Image Parameter (PIP) vector, a page is treated as having an infinite number of lines prior to the application of the pagination to the document. In addition, should the user start an editing session with the non-pagination option and make a new format declaration to the existing text, the new format change would be propagated to the next format declaration or to the end of the document. The remainder of the document will not be rearranged until pagination is exercised (unless the subsequent pages are sequentially accessed, screen by screen, by the user, or by using the pagination option at the end of the editing session). In this manner, a complete document can be reformatted based upon the change in the format to one page in the document. This enables the realtime viewing of multiple pages with the new format, during an editing...