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Method to Display Paper Edges With Pitch Changes in a Word Processor

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000062645D
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 [+2]

Abstract

A method is described to display the paper edges representing the piece of paper on which the page is being typed, and display a best-case right paper edge when there are pitch changes on the page. The IBM Writing Assistant program displays the paper edges for the piece of paper on which the page is being typed. However, Writing Assistant only supports 10 pitch. In accordance with the new method, the paper edges are drawn for the page based on the master format pitch. Headers and Footers always print using the master format, so this will always be correct for the top and bottom margins. In text, if the pitch for a line is larger than the master format pitch (for example, a title line is in five pitch, or double width), display the right paper edge based on the normal master format pitch for the line.

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Method to Display Paper Edges With Pitch Changes in a Word Processor

A method is described to display the paper edges representing the piece of paper on which the page is being typed, and display a best-case right paper edge when there are pitch changes on the page. The IBM Writing Assistant program displays the paper edges for the piece of paper on which the page is being typed. However, Writing Assistant only supports 10 pitch. In accordance with the new method, the paper edges are drawn for the page based on the master format pitch. Headers and Footers always print using the master format, so this will always be correct for the top and bottom margins. In text, if the pitch for a line is larger than the master format pitch (for example, a title line is in five pitch, or double width), display the right paper edge based on the normal master format pitch for the line. If the true current pitch were used, the right paper edge would be displayed to the left of the right paper edge for the rest of the page, causing a ragged appearance. This allows the use of double width lines for titles without distracting from the page-like appearance of the paper edges. If the pitch for a line is smaller than the master format pitch (for example, a table is displayed in seventeen pitch, or condensed), display the right paper edge based on the true current pitch. In this case, using the master format pitch is impractical for two reasons. First, since more characters can be typed o...