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Processing Special Controls Once In a Multi-Pass Print Line Formatter

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000048023D
Original Publication Date: 1983-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-08
Document File: 1 page(s) / 11K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Czyszczewski, JS: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

Unnecessary noise and function execution steps are reduced by restricting function execution to once per print line. For example, "bell ring" on each pass of a multiple pass printing operation is annoying and can cause confusion.

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Processing Special Controls Once In a Multi-Pass Print Line Formatter

Unnecessary noise and function execution steps are reduced by restricting function execution to once per print line. For example, "bell ring" on each pass of a multiple pass printing operation is annoying and can cause confusion.

In a printer having a multi-pass print line formatter for handling superscripts, etc., controls, such as bell ring, are stored in a print buffer when received. Upon the first print pass, the control is executed, e.g., the bell rings, and the control is then converted to a "no operation" control in the buffer. This is so that upon subsequent print passes, there is no further execution of the control.

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