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Single Line Adjust

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000048512D
Original Publication Date: 1982-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-08
Document File: 2 page(s) / 14K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Adam, TL: AUTHOR [+6]

Abstract

During revision of a text in the operation of a word processor, insertions and deletions often leave the revised lines either shorter or longer than that required by the user. Single Line Adjust provides an easy to learn and use operation for adjusting lines of text one at a time under the direct control of the operator.

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Single Line Adjust

During revision of a text in the operation of a word processor, insertions and deletions often leave the revised lines either shorter or longer than that required by the user. Single Line Adjust provides an easy to learn and use operation for adjusting lines of text one at a time under the direct control of the operator.

The operator initiates the Single Line Adjust function by pressing the Line Adjust key while creating or revising a document.

The line adjust process begins at the start of the cursored line if the Adjust Line Endings option of the active format at the start of the line is set to "Yes". If the Adjust Line Endings option of the active format at the start of the cursored line is set to "No", the system displays the following immediate message on the Message Line and ignores the request to adjust the line: Adjust Line Endings equals No for this line.

Single Line Adjust is an interactive foreground function. During its execution, the phrase "Line Adjust" will appear in the Context Field of the First Status Line. The cursored line of text is adjusted so as to end the line of printing within the line end zone as specified by the right margin and zone width of the active format. If the cursored line can be adjusted to end within the line end zone, the Text Viewport is redisplayed with the adjusted line at the same display line as previously and with the cursor on the first character of the next line of text. This "next" line of text may be one of the following: 1. The same line of text as previously displayed on this line of the display if the line ending at the adjusted line coincides with the previous line ending of the adjusted line. 2. The remainder of the adjusted line following the adjust line ending decision. 3. The remainder of a subsequent line brought forward to complete the adjusted line.

If a line cannot be ended within the line end zone, the system prompts the operator for a hyphenation decision. The cursor is placed under the first character of the word which crosses the right margin. A prompt on the Prompt Line indicates the following to the operator:

Hyphenate where?

At this point, cursor motion is limited to horizontal movement. The operator has the following options regarding the word which crosses the right margin: 1. Leave the cursor at the beginning of the word, and press the Enter key. This will cause the...