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Query Memory Identifier for Electronic Typewriter

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000045865D
Original Publication Date: 1983-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-07
Document File: 1 page(s) / 11K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Gerstle, PJ: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

In the normal word processing operations utilizing an electronic typewriter which has the capability of storing phrases and documents in identifiable and recallable segments of memory, it is necessary for the operator to maintain a log clearly identifying the particular storage segment in which a phrase or document has been stored. If the operator is distracted prior to writing down the segment of storage in which the material is being stored, the large number of available segments may potentially lead to confusion of the operator in attempting to retrieve the text after storage. If the operator fails to remember where the text was stored, it would be very time consuming for the operator to locate the desired text segment later.

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Query Memory Identifier for Electronic Typewriter

In the normal word processing operations utilizing an electronic typewriter which has the capability of storing phrases and documents in identifiable and recallable segments of memory, it is necessary for the operator to maintain a log clearly identifying the particular storage segment in which a phrase or document has been stored. If the operator is distracted prior to writing down the segment of storage in which the material is being stored, the large number of available segments may potentially lead to confusion of the operator in attempting to retrieve the text after storage. If the operator fails to remember where the text was stored, it would be very time consuming for the operator to locate the desired text segment later.

One technique for being able to identify the text segment identifier is to store the identifier for the text segment in a buffer, and so long as that segment has been continuously accessed, the designator for that signal will be available. A command from the keyboard at any time during that availability would result in the identifier for that phrase or document being typed by the typewriter, thus identifying which portion of the memory that text had been stored in.

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