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Tabulation Formatting

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000079204D
Original Publication Date: 1973-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-26
Document File: 1 page(s) / 11K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Greek, JC: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Desired tabulation positions selected from a number of tabulation positions set during setup of a job are used to designate boundary positions for formatting purposes.

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Tabulation Formatting

Desired tabulation positions selected from a number of tabulation positions set during setup of a job are used to designate boundary positions for formatting purposes.

With a number of tabulation positions being set, a desired tabulation position during the keying of a line is defined by tabbing to this position, and thereafter keying any code except a tabulation code. For example, to provide for flush-right text at a set tabulation position, the operator procedure is to key an expand space code, text, tabs until the carrier is at the desired flush point (set tabulation position), and then key any code other than a tab. For centering between set tabulation stops, the operating procedure is to tab to the left-hand tabulation position, key an expand space code, text, expand space code, tabs to the right- flush point, and then key any code except a tab. Extraneous tabulation positions which are tabbed through during a tabbing operation are not recognized during later playout, since they have not been defined by the keying of a code other than a tab code.

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