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Job Adjourn

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000084009D
Original Publication Date: 1975-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-01
Document File: 1 page(s) / 12K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Douglas, GL: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

Voluntary interruption of text revision in a multiple page job is accomplished without the necessity of an operator's having to manually log the page number on which the revision process is interrupted, to facilitate continuation of the text revision process when revision of the job is restarted.

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Job Adjourn

Voluntary interruption of text revision in a multiple page job is accomplished without the necessity of an operator's having to manually log the page number on which the revision process is interrupted, to facilitate continuation of the text revision process when revision of the job is restarted.

A storage media having n storage blocks for storing n pages of text additionally includes a job-log section for storing m job identification bytes corresponding to m different jobs, and n block address bytes containing the addresses of the n blocks on the media. The job identification bytes are distinguished from the block address bytes by the binary status of a particular bit position of the bytes.

The job identification bytes are arranged throughout the job log in numerical sequence, such that the third job identification byte is job 3 or job C, etc. The addresses on the media of the pages in a particular job that are stored on the media, are contained in the block address bytes that follow the job identification byte for each job in the job log to which blocks have been assigned.

When the revision process must be interrupted in the middle of a job, operator selection of an ADJOURN instruction causes the address of the block on which the page currently being revised is stored to be written into the job identification byte in the job log. Upon return to the revision process for this particular job, operator selection of this job accesses the job identificati...