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Label Printing System

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000040095D
Original Publication Date: 1987-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-01
Document File: 3 page(s) / 53K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Mazur, PJ: AUTHOR

Abstract

The label-printing system allows users to print 8 lines of data onto labels in a variation of printing formats. The data can be entered from the keyboard or can be retrieved from diskette. The quantity of labels printed is user-selectable. In addition, there are 3 new program features: (Image Omitted) 1 - Print additional labels after the original quantity is done. 2 - Modify any or all of the 8 lines of label data to be printed. 3 - Save the set of 8 lines of label data in a user-selectable data file. The previous label program simply received 8 lines of input data entered from the keyboard and printed it out. All of the lines are printed out centered with normal-width characters except for line 1. Line 1 is print out with double-width characters. The quantity of labels printed is user-selectable.

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Label Printing System

The label-printing system allows users to print 8 lines of data onto labels in a variation of printing formats. The data can be entered from the keyboard or can be retrieved from diskette. The quantity of labels printed is user-selectable. In addition, there are 3 new program features:

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Print additional labels after the original quantity is done. 2 - Modify any or all of the 8 lines of label data to be printed. 3 - Save the set of 8 lines of label data in a user-selectable data

file. The previous label program simply received 8 lines of input data entered from the keyboard and printed it out. All of the lines are printed out centered with normal-width characters except for line
1. Line 1 is print out with double-width characters. The quantity of labels printed is user-selectable. The program terminates after the last label is printed.

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The new label program is menu driven. There are 7 user-selectable options in the menu table (options 0, 2, 3, 4, 5 are new): Option 0 - retrieve 8 lines of label data from a diskette data file Option 1 - print labels (all lines centered with line 1 double width) Option 2 - print labels (all lines centered with all lines normal

width) Option 3 - print labels (no centering with line 1 double width) Option 4 - print labels (no centering with all lines normal width) Option 5 - print labels (no centering with all lines normal width)

with a 4-digit sequence # right justified on line 1

(range: 1-9999) Option 6 - terminate program The main menu is displayed on the screen. The user selects an option. There are 2 operating modes. Mode 1 involves selecting a print format (Options 1-5) and entering 8 lines of label data from the keyboard. Option 1 (Fig. 2) will print labels with all lines centered with all line...