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Conversion of Print Level Data Stream to Editable Data Stream at Receiving Word Processor

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000041445D
Original Publication Date: 1984-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-02
Document File: 1 page(s) / 12K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Barnes, JG: AUTHOR [+5]

Abstract

In an electronic document distribution (EDD) system using word processors to transmit and receive documents, the documents are transmitted in Level 2 (print image) format, referred to as Print Only documents by the operator. The transmission of a document from one word processor to another at a remote location is made with the intention that the received document will be directly printed. However, there are some situations where due to the incompatibility of the printer at the receiver location, the transmitted document cannot be printed or, if printed, not printed correctly. An example of this situation would be the case of a transmitted document containing subscripts and superscripts and a printer at the receiver location which cannot print subscripts and superscripts.

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Conversion of Print Level Data Stream to Editable Data Stream at Receiving Word Processor

In an electronic document distribution (EDD) system using word processors to transmit and receive documents, the documents are transmitted in Level 2 (print image) format, referred to as Print Only documents by the operator. The transmission of a document from one word processor to another at a remote location is made with the intention that the received document will be directly printed. However, there are some situations where due to the incompatibility of the printer at the receiver location, the transmitted document cannot be printed or, if printed, not printed correctly. An example of this situation would be the case of a transmitted document containing subscripts and superscripts and a printer at the receiver location which cannot print subscripts and superscripts. If the transmitted printer data stream requires printing functions that the printer at the receiver location cannot support, then the printer operation may abort, depending on error controls in the data stream. In some cases, the error controls will permit the printer to print the received document, but the operator will be alerted that the printed document is at variance with the transmitted document. In either case, the operator of the word processor at the remote location will need to know why the printer operation aborted or how the printed document varies from the transmitted document, and in some cases...