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Legal to Letter Size Default Facsimile

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000051153D
Original Publication Date: 1982-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-10
Document File: 2 page(s) / 45K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Cialone, DR: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

A facsimile receiver under microprocessor control compares the print image size for the facsimile signal being received to the paper available size in the printer. If the sizes do not match, the receiver adjusts the image by electronically reducing the print image signal to fit the paper available. For example, if a legal size document is transmitted, and the receiver is out of legal size paper but does have letter size paper, the electronic image is reduced in the vertical dimension to print on the letter size paper.

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Legal to Letter Size Default Facsimile

A facsimile receiver under microprocessor control compares the print image size for the facsimile signal being received to the paper available size in the printer. If the sizes do not match, the receiver adjusts the image by electronically reducing the print image signal to fit the paper available. For example, if a legal size document is transmitted, and the receiver is out of legal size paper but does have letter size paper, the electronic image is reduced in the vertical dimension to print on the letter size paper.

The flow of the paper size default routine in the microprocessor controlling the facsimile receiver is shown above. The routine first checks to determine that paper is present. If there is no paper of any size, an error flag is generated. If paper is present, the print mode size, as detected from the received signal, is set.

Next, the routine checks to see if the print image size set is legal size. If it is, the routine checks for legal size paper present. If legal size paper is present, it is loaded into the facsimile printer and the received image is printed. However, if the image is legal size and there is no legal size paper present, the receiver proceeds to load letter size paper and change the facsimile print operation to reduce the received electronic image in the vertical dimension by 21%. The received image is then printed on letter size paper.

If letter size paper is present and a letter size image is...