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Emulation of Data Processor Display on Word Processing System Display - Shifting of Alphanumeric Information From One Simultaneous Display Session to the Other

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000041561D
Original Publication Date: 1984-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-02
Document File: 2 page(s) / 38K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Fountain, JW: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

In the present-day word processing environment, the operator often requires access to a host data processor through a low cost data link for data processing and records capability. An original solution to this problem was to utilize both a word processor and a separate data display terminal, such as the IBM 3278, which was compatible with the data processor. However, with the integration of data processing and word processing capability into an overall office systems environment, the field is advancing in the direction of utilizing the display terminal associated with the word processing system as an output terminal for the host data processor.

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Emulation of Data Processor Display on Word Processing System Display - Shifting of Alphanumeric Information From One Simultaneous Display Session to the Other

In the present-day word processing environment, the operator often requires access to a host data processor through a low cost data link for data processing and records capability. An original solution to this problem was to utilize both a word processor and a separate data display terminal, such as the IBM 3278, which was compatible with the data processor. However, with the integration of data processing and word processing capability into an overall office systems environment, the field is advancing in the direction of utilizing the display terminal associated with the word processing system as an output terminal for the host data processor. In such a system, interactive capability is provided for switching from a text processing session to a data processing session wherein the text processor emulates a data processing display terminal. In the preceding article, a procedure is described wherein two simultaneous dual sessions share the same display screen. In accordance with the present expedient, it becomes possible to shift designated sections from one screen session to the other simultaneous session. On word processor display screen 10 in which sessions A and B are simultaneously taking place, portion 11 of the displayed data which has been demonstrated through a conventional cursor outlining of porti...