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Integration of Graphic Data Into a Document Prepared Through Word Processor

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000041648D
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

Karnes, RE: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

In the word processing field, expedients are becoming available whereby graphic data may be integrated directly into a text of a document produced by word processing so as to produce in a single printing operation a document containing both graphics and conventional alphanumeric information. In the incorporation of graphic material so as to be integrated into the document, the handling of graphic data during pagination of the document and the effect of additional inserted graphic data on such pagination must be considered. For example, when the word processing system makes page-ending decisions, the vertical escapement needs to be correctly computed. Special graphics instruction in text must cause a vertical escapement that allows enough room for the graphics data.

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Integration of Graphic Data Into a Document Prepared Through Word Processor

In the word processing field, expedients are becoming available whereby graphic data may be integrated directly into a text of a document produced by word processing so as to produce in a single printing operation a document containing both graphics and conventional alphanumeric information. In the incorporation of graphic material so as to be integrated into the document, the handling of graphic data during pagination of the document and the effect of additional inserted graphic data on such pagination must be considered. For example, when the word processing system makes page-ending decisions, the vertical escapement needs to be correctly computed. Special graphics instruction in text must cause a vertical escapement that allows enough room for the graphics data. The graphics data is not inserted since it is not editable with text. Nonetheless, the escapement must be computed to allow a correct page- ending decision. During pagination, the word processing system will recognize the graphics instruction and examine it to determine the resulting escapement. This examination may simply be an inspection of the instruction, or it may be an inspection of the document named in the instruction. The escapement is then determined, and an appropriate number of required carrier returns are inserted to show the space and cause the correct vertical escapement. Line density can be changed, if necessary...