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Sideways Printing

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000040995D
Original Publication Date: 1987-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-02
Document File: 1 page(s) / 11K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Malcolm, JW: AUTHOR

Abstract

A method is described for automatically engaging sideways printing for appropriate situations. To distinguish a graphic print, it is often rotated 90 degrees to more closely resemble the display. Many programs with graphics output have requirements for normal (vertical) and sideways (horizontal) printing. In the past, separate routines were used to accommodate each case. The method in this disclosure handles both situations.

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Sideways Printing

A method is described for automatically engaging sideways printing for appropriate situations. To distinguish a graphic print, it is often rotated 90 degrees to more closely resemble the display. Many programs with graphics output have requirements for normal (vertical) and sideways (horizontal) printing. In the past, separate routines were used to accommodate each case. The method in this disclosure handles both situations.

The method is implemented using a post-processor program that performs the sideways rotation and interfaces to the printer. This approach allows programs which previously did not have this capability to be retrofitted with the sideways printing capability. By keeping the printing function separate, appli- cation programs are relieved of the additional memory require- ments necessary to support this feature.

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