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Data Processing Printouts On Word Processing Printers

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000044789D
Original Publication Date: 1984-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-06
Document File: 1 page(s) / 12K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Allen, WH: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

With the integration of data processing and text or word processing capability into an overall office system environment, the technology is advancing in the direction of utilizing printers associated with the word processing system as output printers for the host data processor. When operating in such a DP mode, some word processing printers have encountered mechanical problems. In a DP printing mode, the printing takes place from the upper left hand corner of the page, i.e., very little space is devoted to margins. Where a printer is a conventional daisy wheel impact printer generally used in the word processing environment, a problem arises because of the very small space devoted to margins such as the upper left hand corner margin in data processing printouts.

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Data Processing Printouts On Word Processing Printers

With the integration of data processing and text or word processing capability into an overall office system environment, the technology is advancing in the direction of utilizing printers associated with the word processing system as output printers for the host data processor. When operating in such a DP mode, some word processing printers have encountered mechanical problems. In a DP printing mode, the printing takes place from the upper left hand corner of the page, i.e., very little space is devoted to margins. Where a printer is a conventional daisy wheel impact printer generally used in the word processing environment, a problem arises because of the very small space devoted to margins such as the upper left hand corner margin in data processing printouts. The paper in the upper left hand corner may become dog-eared or jammed into the hammer opening in the printer carrier.

The present system avoids this problem when printing is taking place in the DP mode; the document movement is modified so that the document does not move vertically first and then horizontally as in the case of most DP operations but rather it moves horizontally first to the middle of the page so that the hammer hole in the card will now be in the middle of the page. At this point the document may readily be moved up and down to avoid the above-described corner problem.

The present system specifically avoids this problem as follows. S...