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Variable Character Position Audible Operator Feedback For Text/ Data Entry

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000048384D
Original Publication Date: 1982-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-08
Document File: 1 page(s) / 12K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Stockwell, DA: AUTHOR

Abstract

In a keyboard display terminal, it is helpful to the operator to provide an audible feedback signaling impending overrun of text/ data being typed onto a display in non-adjust or other fixed field mode.

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Variable Character Position Audible Operator Feedback For Text/ Data Entry

In a keyboard display terminal, it is helpful to the operator to provide an audible feedback signaling impending overrun of text/ data being typed onto a display in non-adjust or other fixed field mode.

Various methods sound an audible alarm when an operator reaches a fixed distance from the end of a display row. In some applications, non-text data (e.g., line numbers, command entry fields, etc.) may exist on the right-hand portion of the display. Also an operator may be working with tabular data and require audible feedback when approaching the end of a particular column of data/ information. Thus, it has been suggested that such an alarm be provided when approaching the end of any editable field.

This article describes a means for the operator to set the audible feedback at any operator selectable character position on a display row and extends the idea to insert operation. The operator types in a "set audible feedback position" command either via words or a special key on the keyboard, and then enters the character count where the audible alarm is to sound.

In the case of a microprocessor (MPU)-based CRT display which uses a command list to control the display control module refresh operation, the MPU partitions each row to separate the current editable section from the fixed (non- editable) information sections.

In the drawing below, when the character count of the editable section rea...