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Print Queue Management

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000045384D
Original Publication Date: 1983-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-06
Document File: 1 page(s) / 11K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Advani, HG: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Locating a page print queue in system memory and structuring a system to provide appropriate prompts present a workable solution to managing limited capacity, document-oriented queues.

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Print Queue Management

Locating a page print queue in system memory and structuring a system to provide appropriate prompts present a workable solution to managing limited capacity, document-oriented queues.

During editing of a document it is normal for an operator to queue a number of specified pages of the document to be printed later. However, subsequent attempts to queue pages, while editing another document, present major problems. One is that the queue is usually of limited capacity and filled early in an editing process. Another is that the queue can only be used for one document. A common solution includes informing the operator that the queue has been used for pages queued from the previous document. This is too restrictive in that it requires that the operator cause the existing pages to be printed before queueing pages of another document.

For an experienced operator to replace the pages queued from a previous document with those from a document currently being edited, the system provides a prompt to solicit operator action. The operator may simply press a key indicating affirmative action to replace the page queue, and thereafter the pages will be queued from the document currently being edited. For an inexperienced operator, the prompt acts as a reminder and the operator may respond to retain the existing pages.

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