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Multi Page Document Display

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000051420D
Original Publication Date: 1981-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-10
Document File: 2 page(s) / 40K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Ringle, TW: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

A CRT display utilized for word processing applications is formatted to display representations of three successive pages of text as well as specific words of text to locate it within the three pages of display.

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Multi Page Document Display

A CRT display utilized for word processing applications is formatted to display representations of three successive pages of text as well as specific words of text to locate it within the three pages of display.

Display 11 is organized to display representations of text stored in a storage unit in display areas 13, 15 and 17. Characters of text stored are displayed as single pel (picture element) dots, and spacing between words of characters is displayed by omitting a character dot. Thus, words of text are represented by lines 19. These character and word representations are confined within margins set by the operator to conform to an image of a page. Character representations of text are displayed in display area 21. A highlight 23 effected by image reversal indicates the location of the text displayed in area 21 within the three pages of display in areas 13, 15 and 17.

Operator controls define the left and right and top and bottom margin boundaries of the text displayed within display areas 13, 15 and 17. Should the margin boundaries of display area 13 be shrunk, the text would appear in display area 15, causing that text to further flow into display area 17. The operator is thus able to see how the entire document is effected when the input text exceeds the amount which can be printed on one page. Also, paragraphs of text may be moved from one page to another within a document, and this is graphically depicted by the use of simultan...