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Page Reprint Feature for a Typewriter

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000039097D
Original Publication Date: 1987-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-01
Document File: 1 page(s) / 12K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Branham, CE: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

An operator of any electronic typewriter having a correction buffer can retroactively make a clean original or multiple originals of a page. For example, text can be reprinted outside of a document storage area of a memory typewriter. Memory typewriters presently having playback capability require the operator to specify a storage mode before the text is entered in order to save the text in the document storage area. Any text keyed with the typewriter in a non-storage mode cannot be played back later so that the operator, who fails to specify storage mode before keying the text, has to rekey all of the text up to where the mistake was discovered.

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Page Reprint Feature for a Typewriter

An operator of any electronic typewriter having a correction buffer can retroactively make a clean original or multiple originals of a page. For example, text can be reprinted outside of a document storage area of a memory typewriter. Memory typewriters presently having playback capability require the operator to specify a storage mode before the text is entered in order to save the text in the document storage area. Any text keyed with the typewriter in a non-storage mode cannot be played back later so that the operator, who fails to specify storage mode before keying the text, has to rekey all of the text up to where the mistake was discovered. If the typewriter has a page-correction memory, such as 2,000 characters, for example, a "keep" option can be activated by the operator before loading a new sheet of paper when page reprint is desired. This inhibits the correction memory clear operation, which normally occurs when a new sheet of paper is loaded into the typewriter. A visual feedback, such as a separate indicator or a flashing existing indicator, for example, shows that the "keep" option is active. To make a copy of the "kept" text, the operator loads a new sheet of paper and selects a "reprint" option whereby the typewriter prints the contents of the correction memory. This reprinted page becomes a new original in which the operator can perform normal correction editing, with any correction becoming part of the "kept" text. The "keep" option remains effective until cancelled by...