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Proofreading Support System for Word Processing Machines

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000085294D
Original Publication Date: 1976-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-02
Document File: 2 page(s) / 32K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Rahenkamp, RA: AUTHOR

Abstract

A proofreading support system for a word processing machine effects the simultaneous generation of copy bearing special characters indicating where corrections have been made, and a final copy having no such symbols thereon.

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Proofreading Support System for Word Processing Machines

A proofreading support system for a word processing machine effects the simultaneous generation of copy bearing special characters indicating where corrections have been made, and a final copy having no such symbols thereon.

A conventional word processing system includes a typewriter 11 having a keyboard 13 and a magnetic media reader/recorder 15 for storing keyed characters, and for effecting the automatic playout of stored characters under the control of control unit 17. The customary use of this system is to prepare a draft copy from an author's handwritten or dictated input, while simultaneously generating a magnetic record of the draft copy. The author then reviews the draft in its entirety and makes appropriate changes including insertions and deletions. A revised copy is then prepared by the typist and returned to the author.

With the present systems, two options are available: (1) the document is typed "final" with no indications on it to enable the author to concentrate only on those portions of the document which have been changed; and (2) the document is typed with all changed portions clearly identified (e.g., printed in red). This document must thereafter be retyped in final form.

A special key button 19 and recognition logic in control unit 17 have been added to provide the author with proofreading aids and avoid an additional retyping of the document. Depression of key 19 generates a special ma...