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Auto Line Adjust

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000048291D
Original Publication Date: 1982-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-08
Document File: 1 page(s) / 11K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Adam, TL: AUTHOR [+7]

Abstract

Human factors are improved and required operator interaction is reduced in a word processing keyboard/display system structured to cause lines to be automatically adjusted upon completion of editing.

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Auto Line Adjust

Human factors are improved and required operator interaction is reduced in a word processing keyboard/display system structured to cause lines to be automatically adjusted upon completion of editing.

Adjustment following editing normally requires depressing a special key which affects either a single edited line or all edited lines. The adjustment of a single line normally only affects the text in the line being adjusted. In the case of a single line, whether shortened or divided into multiple lines, there is also a disconcerting separation from the remainder of the paragraph.

In order to provide for contiguous and non-confusing text and eliminate the need for operator thought and action, a system is structured to automatically adjust all lines following editing from the beginning of the edited line to the end of: 1) the first line not requiring adjustment;

2) the paragraph being edited; or

3) the page being edited: upon depressing any non-editing key, such as a cursor motion, work station, or page end key.

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