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Method for Placing Top/Bottom Margin in L3 Revisable Form Text Document Content Architecture

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000062634D
Original Publication Date: 1986-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-09
Document File: 1 page(s) / 12K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Horn, GR: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

A method is described for use on a word processor to allow the user to flexibly place Header text, Body text, and Footer text on a page with only a simple interface -- specifying a Top Margin and Bottom Margin -- and maintain full compatibility with Revisable Form Text Document Content Architecture (RFTDCA). RFTDCA requires specifying a First Header Typing Line, First Text Typing Line, Last Text Typing Line, and First Footer Typing Line. DisplayWrite supports each of these parameters. Writing Assistant allows the user to specify only a Top Margin and Bottom Margin, while always placing the Header and Footer text on fixed lines. The new method allows the user to specify the page format as a Top Margin and Bottom Margin.

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Method for Placing Top/Bottom Margin in L3 Revisable Form Text Document Content Architecture

A method is described for use on a word processor to allow the user to flexibly place Header text, Body text, and Footer text on a page with only a simple interface -- specifying a Top Margin and Bottom Margin -- and maintain full compatibility with Revisable Form Text Document Content Architecture (RFTDCA). RFTDCA requires specifying a First Header Typing Line, First Text Typing Line, Last Text Typing Line, and First Footer Typing Line. DisplayWrite supports each of these parameters. Writing Assistant allows the user to specify only a Top Margin and Bottom Margin, while always placing the Header and Footer text on fixed lines. The new method allows the user to specify the page format as a Top Margin and Bottom Margin. This maps to RFTDCA as follows: RFTDCA First Text Typing Line = Top Margin + 1

RFTDCA Last Text Typing Line = Page Length - Bottom Margin

RFTDCA First header Typing Line = 1

RFTDCA First Footer Typing Line = Page Length - Bottom

Margin + 1 When the user decides to create Header text, the cursor is positioned at the beginning of the Top Margin area -- an intuitive place to begin. The user does not need to specify a First Header Typing Line -- if he wants the header to be on line 3, he simply moves the cursor to line 3 (cursor down or return) and begins typing. This is much simpler than having to specify another parameter. When the user decides to create Foot...