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Trail Print On Create

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000048900D
Original Publication Date: 1982-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-09
Document File: 2 page(s) / 13K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Adam, TL: AUTHOR [+6]

Abstract

In word processing applications, throughput of work could be significantly improved by overlapping printing and keying. More specifically, during the creation or revision of a document, the pages which are initially keyed or revised by the operator could be submitted for printing while the operator proceeds with keying or revising the following pages of the document.

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Trail Print On Create

In word processing applications, throughput of work could be significantly improved by overlapping printing and keying. More specifically, during the creation or revision of a document, the pages which are initially keyed or revised by the operator could be submitted for printing while the operator proceeds with keying or revising the following pages of the document.

The overlapping of printing and keying is accomplished in the following manner. During the creation or revision of a document, the operator may request that the cursored page be printed by pressing the Print key. The page is queued for printing if: 1. the printer has been assigned to this work station

or can automatically be assigned the printer when

the Print key is pressed, and

2. no background print jobs are printing or queued for

printing. If either of these two conditions

is not met, the following message is

queued and the print request is ignored:

"Printer Unavailable"

If both conditions are met, an entry for the cursored page is made in the page Print Queue unless it is full. If the queue is full, the following message is sent to the message queue: "Maximum Number of Pages Requested To Be Printed"

The operator may then wait until an entry becomes available, or the operator may continue with creation or revision.

The system supports six Page Print Queues, each able to queue 25 pages. Entries are processed on a first-in, first-out (FIFO) basis. If the Print key is honored, one copy of the page will be printed. A default to curren...