Browse Prior Art Database

Embedding of Data Processing Output Into a Word Processing Document

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000047108D
Original Publication Date: 1983-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-07
Document File: 1 page(s) / 12K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Wenz, DG: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Effective use of a combined word processing and data processing system requires concise, simple and flexible communications because the user, in all probability, has little, if any, expertise in communicating with a data processing environment. This type of communication can be at least partially achieved by placing data processing commands directly within the document at the location in which the data processing output is to be embedded within the word processing document. While this type of mark-up system has known drawbacks, it is found to be excellent for effecting the embedding of data processing output into any selected area of a word processing document under preparation. Simply, the mark-up language necessary for the embedding function comprises merely two statements - .exc (command) and .excf (spool file).

This text was extracted from a PDF file.
This is the abbreviated version, containing approximately 67% of the total text.

Page 1 of 1

Embedding of Data Processing Output Into a Word Processing Document

Effective use of a combined word processing and data processing system requires concise, simple and flexible communications because the user, in all probability, has little, if any, expertise in communicating with a data processing environment. This type of communication can be at least partially achieved by placing data processing commands directly within the document at the location in which the data processing output is to be embedded within the word processing document. While this type of mark-up system has known drawbacks, it is found to be excellent for effecting the embedding of data processing output into any selected area of a word processing document under preparation. Simply, the mark-up language necessary for the embedding function comprises merely two statements - .exc (command) and .excf (spool file). A user, at the appropriate place for inserting the data processing output, merely identifies the spool file to the editor by keying .excf and a reference number, and then executes by keying
.exc. The second command, the .exc command, has as its parameter, any command on the system that has printed output, and in actuality, it executes the command whether or not there is printed output. The complications that had to be solved to provide this type of function were as follows: - The command had to execute interactively to get its output immediately in the spool queue. - The output of this...