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Wider Than Display Text Revision

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000061064D
Original Publication Date: 1986-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-09
Document File: 1 page(s) / 12K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Christenson, PJ: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

This article describes a method for allowing a word processing computer system user to key or revise paragraphs that are wider then the display that is being used. This method is only relevant to computer system- dependent terminals because intelligent terminals have a unique solution to this problem. The method uses the concept of a line format. Each line of a document has associated with it a line format. A line format begins on the line for which it was defined and continues to affect all following lines until a line format change is encountered. This could be for as little as one line or to the entire document. The user changes a line format, by pressing CMD 20, which says to change a format. The user is then prompted for the type of format, such as page or line format, and selects the line format option.

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Wider Than Display Text Revision

This article describes a method for allowing a word processing computer system user to key or revise paragraphs that are wider then the display that is being used. This method is only relevant to computer system- dependent terminals because intelligent terminals have a unique solution to this problem. The method uses the concept of a line format. Each line of a document has associated with it a line format. A line format begins on the line for which it was defined and continues to affect all following lines until a line format change is encountered. This could be for as little as one line or to the entire document. The user changes a line format, by pressing CMD 20, which says to change a format. The user is then prompted for the type of format, such as page or line format, and selects the line format option. The line format contains the margins and tabs for that line, as well, and determines the margins when the document is printed, since in this case they are different from what they are while they are being edited. The user is then prompted with the following display: ***** SEE OROGINAL DOCUMENT ***** Note that on this display there are prompts for all of the variables associated with the format of a line. The one of particular interest is the one that allows the user to see the entire paragraph while the user is editing via the "Compress wide paragraphs" prompt. This prompt only affects the paragraph while it is being displaye...