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Typewriter Emulation

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000046134D
Original Publication Date: 1983-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-07
Document File: 1 page(s) / 11K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Miller, GW: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

In high-speed word processing applications, it is sometimes necessary to print preprinted forms or short documents directly without utilizing the entire spectrum of functions available in the system. In this key-to-print mode of operation, a technique for effecting relative movement in between paper and print element from the operator work station has been developed. Document insertion and removal from the printer is handled manually.

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Typewriter Emulation

In high-speed word processing applications, it is sometimes necessary to print preprinted forms or short documents directly without utilizing the entire spectrum of functions available in the system. In this key-to-print mode of operation, a technique for effecting relative movement in between paper and print element from the operator work station has been developed. Document insertion and removal from the printer is handled manually.

The keyboard in the word processing system includes cursor motion keys for moving the cursor on the display screen. In the key-to-print mode, depressing the cursor motion keys directs paper and print carrier movement in the printer. The horizontal cursor keys are used to effect forward or backward spacing commands to the printer control, moving the printhead carrier appropriately. Depressing the vertical cursor motion keys indexes the paper up or down, as desired.

A particular advantage of this technique includes the additional feature of causing prolonged movement with only one key depression. That is, holding the key for a prolonged period causes multiple spaces forward or backward or multiple indexing up or down

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