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Character by Character Display, Centering of Moved Blocks of Data

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000041497D
Original Publication Date: 1984-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-02
Document File: 1 page(s) / 12K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Chan, YT: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

This article relates to word processing systems having interactive display terminals, and more particularly to such systems with terminals having "character box displays", i.e., displays which form the alphanumeric characters through the generation of such characters in "character boxes" on the display and printers which print on a character by character basis. Most conventional word processing systems with interactive display terminals generally operate the display terminal as a character generation or "character box" display.

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Character by Character Display, Centering of Moved Blocks of Data

This article relates to word processing systems having interactive display terminals, and more particularly to such systems with terminals having "character box displays", i.e., displays which form the alphanumeric characters through the generation of such characters in "character boxes" on the display and printers which print on a character by character basis. Most conventional word processing systems with interactive display terminals generally operate the display terminal as a character generation or "character box" display. In such a display, an encoded representation of each of a font of characters is stored in a character generator memory, and as each character is to appear on the display during each display refresh cycle, the character generator memory is addressed and the coded representation of that particular character is taken from the memory and displayed in a particular designated "character box" on the display. The present improvement involves an expedient wherein an operator may highlight a block of data on the display which he may define by cursor means, and then indicate the point to which the block is to be moved by another cursor expedient. The system will then automatically move and center the moved section. After the operator has specified the destination for moving and centering, the highlighting is removed and the defined block temporarily excluded from the highlighted displa...