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Display Assisted Forms Completion

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000049203D
Original Publication Date: 1982-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-09
Document File: 2 page(s) / 52K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Kightlinger, DA: AUTHOR

Abstract

The drawings show a word processing station with the capability for physically positioning a transparency of a form to be completed between an operator and the viewing screen. The transparency can be rolled past the screen to complete segments of a form when the full form is larger than the display of the screen. Text can be developed and revised on the screen with the transparency as a guide, followed by a printing from memory of the word processing station onto a blank, original form.

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Display Assisted Forms Completion

The drawings show a word processing station with the capability for physically positioning a transparency of a form to be completed between an operator and the viewing screen. The transparency can be rolled past the screen to complete segments of a form when the full form is larger than the display of the screen. Text can be developed and revised on the screen with the transparency as a guide, followed by a printing from memory of the word processing station onto a blank, original form.

Fig. 1 shows a cathode ray tube (CRT) viewing screen 1, transparency control knob 4, imaged infrared transparency 5, and a top transparency receiving and guide slot 6. The transparency 5 may be supported above slot 6 by a sheet feed mechanism (not shown). Fig. 2 shows a sectional view from the side of the display screen 1, transparency 5, which is contiguous to it, and the general position of the viewing station 8.

The operator advances transparency 5 by rotating control knob 4 until the portion of transparency 5 which is to be filled in is located in the correct position over the screen of CRT 1. Fig. 3 shows an example of transparency 5 of a form in a position for data entry. The light emitted from the phosphor of CRT 1 sufficiently illuminates the infrared transparency 5.

A word processing station might have the capability of showing up to six lines of consecutive text on CRT 1. As the six lines of text are completed, transparency 5 is repositi...