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Flag Printing and Text Revision

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000075130D
Original Publication Date: 1971-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-24
Document File: 1 page(s) / 11K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Douglas, GL: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

Greater throughput and noise reduction are effected by a flag printing operation during text revision by causing the printer to print only the first portion of each line for comparison with the draft copy to locate a point of revision, and by magnetically recording the remainder of the line during a carrier return operation which follows the printing of the first portion of the line.

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Flag Printing and Text Revision

Greater throughput and noise reduction are effected by a flag printing operation during text revision by causing the printer to print only the first portion of each line for comparison with the draft copy to locate a point of revision, and by magnetically recording the remainder of the line during a carrier return operation which follows the printing of the first portion of the line.

This is readily accomplished in a system where text is printed out from a first magnetic media and at the same time transferred to a second magnetic media by causing the printer to print only the first word of each line, and upon the detection of a space to execute a carrier return and transfer the remainder of the line without printing. An operator comparison of the printout and draft is made and when a line to be revised is located, the printer and the transfer operation are halted and the machine is operated as an ordinary power typing machine. The revision can be made and the remainder of the material adjusted to compensate for the revision. That is, upon reaching the point of revision the transfer operation is stopped, and the revision in terms of corrections, additions, and deletions, is recorded on the second magnetic media.

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