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Stop Codes for Unattended Parameter Changes

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000084003D
Original Publication Date: 1975-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-02
Document File: 1 page(s) / 11K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Pixley, CN: AUTHOR

Abstract

Stop codes are utilized in word processing systems to cause printing to cease when the code is encountered by the printer. When printing ceases the operator can manually alter the job parameters, for example, margins.

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Stop Codes for Unattended Parameter Changes

Stop codes are utilized in word processing systems to cause printing to cease when the code is encountered by the printer. When printing ceases the operator can manually alter the job parameters, for example, margins.

In advanced systems capable of responding to instructions to automatically effect parameter changes, the advanced system can be operated in an unattended mode with media, including stop codes, prepared for a system requiring parameter changes to be performed manually.

This is accomplished by preceding the previously prepared media with a STOP CODES instruction defining the action to be automatically taken for each of the stop codes, according to the order in which they are read from the prepared media. An example of this instruction is: STOP CODES 3 LINE SPACING 2 3 LINE NUMBERING 1 LEFT MARGIN 30 2 PITCH 10.

When the first stop code is encountered during printing, the left margin is changed to 30. The pitch is changed to 10 when the second stop code is encountered. Line numbering is begun and, simultaneously, line spacing is changed to 2 when the third stop code is encountered.

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