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Batch Processing Capability During Playback in an Electronic Typewriter

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000062335D
Original Publication Date: 1986-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-09
Document File: 1 page(s) / 12K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Linton, JF: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

An operator of an electronic typewriter may batch process a document for spelling, hyphenation decisions, and format updates simultaneously after keying the document. This permits the operator to do burst input without printing while checking for spelling mistakes and line-end decisions at a later time in a one-pass process. The ability to preprocess the document allows for unattended playback of the document. By placing an electronic typewriter in the NO PRT (no print) mode and playing back a previously keyed document (PLAY + ID #), batch processing for spelling, hyphenation decisions, and format updates may be accomplished either independently or together. When NO PRT, STORE, and SPELLING are active, batch spelling is performed when the document is played.

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Batch Processing Capability During Playback in an Electronic Typewriter

An operator of an electronic typewriter may batch process a document for spelling, hyphenation decisions, and format updates simultaneously after keying the document. This permits the operator to do burst input without printing while checking for spelling mistakes and line-end decisions at a later time in a one- pass process. The ability to preprocess the document allows for unattended playback of the document. By placing an electronic typewriter in the NO PRT (no print) mode and playing back a previously keyed document (PLAY + ID #), batch processing for spelling, hyphenation decisions, and format updates may be accomplished either independently or together. When NO PRT, STORE, and SPELLING are active, batch spelling is performed when the document is played. Upon encountering a misspelled word, the machine beeps, stops, and displays the misspelled word to allow the operator to correct it or add it to a supplemental dictionary, which is used for checking additional words for spelling, and then continue to check the rest of the document by tapping the END key. When HYPHEN, NO PRT, and STORE are active, batch hyphenation processing is performed when the document is played. During playback, the machine will stop, beep, and display any word which will cross the right margin. This permits the operator to determine whether to hyphenate the word, allow it to continue beyond the right margin, or move...