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Printing Section Titles in a DOCUMENT

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000039087D
Original Publication Date: 1987-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-01
Document File: 3 page(s) / 57K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Koeller, PD: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

A technique that is often used when printing large documents is to print the section title at the top or bottom of each page of that section. For example, all pages in the second chapter may have the text "Chapter 2" printed at the top of each page. The IBM Display Write 36 (DW/36) text editor provides this function to the user through an em (Image Omitted) bedded instruction (similar to the control words that are used in the Document Composition Facility). The instruction is called "an outline heading text instruction" and is denoted as *HTn (where n is a number from zero to six). The DW/36 embedded instructions are used to define places in a document where special processing is to occur when a document is printed. The outline heading instruction specifies (*Hn) that the current line of text is a section heading.

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Printing Section Titles in a DOCUMENT

A technique that is often used when printing large documents is to print the section title at the top or bottom of each page of that section. For example, all pages in the second chapter may have the text "Chapter 2" printed at the top of each page. The IBM Display Write 36 (DW/36) text editor provides this function to the user through an em

(Image Omitted)

bedded instruction (similar to the control words that are used in the Document Composition Facility). The instruction is called "an outline heading text instruction" and is denoted as *HTn (where n is a number from zero to six). The DW/36 embedded instructions are used to define places in a document where special processing is to occur when a document is printed. The outline heading instruction specifies (*Hn) that the current line of text is a section heading. The user may specify how each level from zero to six prints in the document. Some of the things that can be specified for each level are: 1. that the section title should be automatically

numbered by the program when the document is

printed,

2. that the section title should be underlined when

printed,

3. that the section title should be intensified when

printed, and

4. that the section title should be printed in a

table of contents that is automatically generated

when the document is printed. In conjunction with the *Hn instruction, DW/36 has provided an instruction called the "outline heading text instruction" (denoted *HTn, where n is a number from zero to six). The *HTn instruction is only valid within the headers or footers that are defined to print at the top or bottom of each page. The *HTn instruction specifies that when the header or footer is printed on that page, the *HTn instruction should be replaced with the text that is associated with the corresponding *Hn instruction. When a document is processed for printing, three separate operations are performed on the document: 1. Resolution - is the process of resolving

embedded instruc tions within

the document and changing the

instructions to the appropriate

text that is to be printed.

2. Pagination - is the process of breaking the

document into

pages of equal length and

processing embedded instructions

that control the number of lines on

each page.

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3. Headers/Footers - is the process of adding the

appropriate

headings that are to be

printed at the top and bottom

of each page. All of the above processes are used in resolving a *HTn instruction. During the resolution process, *Hn instructions are detected and resolved to be section numbers. A...