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Display Terminal Driven Printer Page Eject

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000041538D
Original Publication Date: 1984-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-02
Document File: 1 page(s) / 11K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Allen, WH: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

With the integration of data processing and text processing capability into an overall office system environment, many changes become necessary in the manner in which we handle the printing both for data processing and text processing operations. In the past when data processing systems and text processing systems were supported by their own individualized printers, those printers, of course, operated in accordance with the needs of the system. Consider the expedient of page ejection. In the word processing system, since the purpose was to produce a completed document, the printer automatically ejected the page upon the completion of the document. On the other hand, in data processing systems, it was convenient to have a page eject mechanism directly on the printer.

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Display Terminal Driven Printer Page Eject

With the integration of data processing and text processing capability into an overall office system environment, many changes become necessary in the manner in which we handle the printing both for data processing and text processing operations. In the past when data processing systems and text processing systems were supported by their own individualized printers, those printers, of course, operated in accordance with the needs of the system. Consider the expedient of page ejection. In the word processing system, since the purpose was to produce a completed document, the printer automatically ejected the page upon the completion of the document. On the other hand, in data processing systems, it was convenient to have a page eject mechanism directly on the printer. When the operator had acquired sufficient data from the DP system, he would merely press the page eject button on the printer in order to have his page ejected. However, in the new office environment, where a printer usually remote from both the host data processor or the word processing terminal and particularly in the case where a terminal, such as a display terminal, is used both for data processing and word processing operations, it has been found to be very expeditious, to have a mechanism directly on the terminal, e.g., an eject key or button which will cause the printer to eject the page. In contrast with the original data processing printer function w...