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Automatic Footnote Typestyle Regeneration

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000060070D
Original Publication Date: 1986-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-08
Document File: 1 page(s) / 13K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Cuan, V: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

A simple and fast method of changing the default pitch for an entire document inclusive of footnote text is described. In DisplayWrite 2, footnotes were introduced. The features present in the DisplayWrite 2 version of footnote applications are identical to those present in DisplayWriter Textpack 6. As in DisplayWriter Textpack 6, DisplayWrite 2 footnotes allow the creation and revision of format changes within the footnote text. The operator creates and revises the format of the footnote text via the Format Change key. In DisplayWrite 2, this is the F7 key. Among other things, the operator may change line formats, tab racks, and also restore the aforementioned items to their default values.

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Automatic Footnote Typestyle Regeneration

A simple and fast method of changing the default pitch for an entire document inclusive of footnote text is described. In DisplayWrite 2, footnotes were introduced. The features present in the DisplayWrite 2 version of footnote applications are identical to those present in DisplayWriter Textpack 6. As in DisplayWriter Textpack 6, DisplayWrite 2 footnotes allow the creation and revision of format changes within the footnote text. The operator creates and revises the format of the footnote text via the Format Change key. In DisplayWrite 2, this is the F7 key. Among other things, the operator may change line formats, tab racks, and also restore the aforementioned items to their default values. In order to support format changes within footnote text in both DisplayWrite 2 and DisplayWriter Textpack 6, it was necessary to modify the footnote resolution process such that all line format changes appearing within footnote text are honored and not deleted by the resolution process. The footnote create/revise process was also modified, such that a default line format change control is now inserted at the top of each footnote text page. This line format change control effectively sets the format for the footnote text page. The Format Change key was also made a valid key during footnote typing. These changes produced the desired effect of permitting format changes within footnote text to support those operators that require special formatting of the footnote text. An unexpected side effect, however, was that since each footnote text page contains a line format change at its start, there is no simple mechanism by which the operator can change the default typestyle/pitch for the entire document including footnote text. For example, assume the default pitch as defined in the default master document default is 10 pitch and the operator creates "X" number of footnote references with their respective...