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Communication Between Word Processors - Compatibility of Editable Data Streams

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000046796D
Original Publication Date: 1983-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-07
Document File: 1 page(s) / 12K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Emry, CA: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

An essential element of text or word processing is the ability to communicate document contents between a variety of workstations. With a proliferation of word processing equipment, the problem of communication between word processing workstations of varying facilities has arisen. When a communication from a word processor of a given type is received by a processor from another type, a conversion has to be made on the editable data stream which is received. The present system addresses how a particular word processing system handles margin text structured fields that may exceed the internal capabilities of the receiving word processor.

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Communication Between Word Processors - Compatibility of Editable Data Streams

An essential element of text or word processing is the ability to communicate document contents between a variety of workstations. With a proliferation of word processing equipment, the problem of communication between word processing workstations of varying facilities has arisen. When a communication from a word processor of a given type is received by a processor from another type, a conversion has to be made on the editable data stream which is received. The present system addresses how a particular word processing system handles margin text structured fields that may exceed the internal capabilities of the receiving word processor. In other words, the transmitting text processor may create an editable level data stream containing margin text structured fields with sizes that exceed the internal editable level data stream capabilities of the receiving word processors. For example, assume that the received editable data stream syntax is less restrictive than the syntax of the internal data stream of the receiving word processor. Both of the data streams may contain margin text constructs. However, the received data stream syntax permits multiple, contiguous margin text constructs with up to about 32,000 bytes of text data for each of six different types of margin text. The internal receiving word processor data stream permits the same six types of margin text, but it constrains each...