Dismiss
InnovationQ will be updated on Sunday, Oct. 22, from 10am ET - noon. You may experience brief service interruptions during that time.
Browse Prior Art Database

Instruction Storage

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000084005D
Original Publication Date: 1975-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-02
Document File: 1 page(s) / 12K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Pixley, CN: AUTHOR

Abstract

The record media of a job to be processed and printed by a word processing system may be preceded by recorded instructions applicable to the job, when the instructions differ from the default condition operations built into the system that would, otherwise, be performed in the absence of any additional instructions. For operator convenience the instructions are specified in descriptive, whole words, rather than in a machine code. Processing time and instruction storage space are conserved by a routine for initially translating the instructions into shortened machine codes prior to storage of the instructions.

This text was extracted from a PDF file.
This is the abbreviated version, containing approximately 58% of the total text.

Page 1 of 1

Instruction Storage

The record media of a job to be processed and printed by a word processing system may be preceded by recorded instructions applicable to the job, when the instructions differ from the default condition operations built into the system that would, otherwise, be performed in the absence of any additional instructions. For operator convenience the instructions are specified in descriptive, whole words, rather than in a machine code. Processing time and instruction storage space are conserved by a routine for initially translating the instructions into shortened machine codes prior to storage of the instructions.

The instructions PLAY, LEFT MARGIN X and ADJUST Y are of three different types. The PLAY instruction simply requires that flags be set. The LEFT MARGIN X instruction contains a required parameter, X, which is the left margin setting, while the ADJUST Y instruction includes a flag setting requirement to effect margin adjustment of the text and also a parameter, Y, which is the desired right margin.

The instructions are stored so that the initial format specified by the instructions preceding a job may be duplicated at a later time, for example, when two copies of the same document are processed and printed. A particular one- byte instruction identification code is stored for each instruction read from the media. Parameters associated with instructions are stored immediately succeeding the instruction identification codes.

The instruction i...