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Producing an Interchangeable Footnote Document

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000042869D
Original Publication Date: 1984-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-04
Document File: 1 page(s) / 11K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Repass, JT: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

Communication line time and receipt confusion are reduced by merging separately stored footnotes and body text prior to transmission. Since a document may contain footnote references to footnote text residing in another document, an operator may have difficulty interchanging documents via communication lines. This is because multiple documents must be transmitted and receipt order is not controllable, document names may change, etc. Managing merging for transmission is by adding an output option to a merge operation which will copy source footnote text, regardless of residence, on to system pages of the output document produced by the merge operation. The footnote references in the output document will be changed such that pointers are to the system pages.

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Producing an Interchangeable Footnote Document

Communication line time and receipt confusion are reduced by merging separately stored footnotes and body text prior to transmission. Since a document may contain footnote references to footnote text residing in another document, an operator may have difficulty interchanging documents via communication lines. This is because multiple documents must be transmitted and receipt order is not controllable, document names may change, etc. Managing merging for transmission is by adding an output option to a merge operation which will copy source footnote text, regardless of residence, on to system pages of the output document produced by the merge operation. The footnote references in the output document will be changed such that pointers are to the system pages. The result is a completely self-contained document which includes all footnote text. As such, the operator has to communicate only one document.

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