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Form Log and Printing

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000085403D
Original Publication Date: 1976-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-02
Document File: 1 page(s) / 11K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Cook, AK: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

Forms fill-in is more accurately handled by providing a printer with additional indexing capability, and throughput is increased by driving a printer carrier and platen with a stored form log.

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Form Log and Printing

Forms fill-in is more accurately handled by providing a printer with additional indexing capability, and throughput is increased by driving a printer carrier and platen with a stored form log.

During setup for later forms fill-in, the carrier is accurately positioned at the beginning of the first block to be printed. This positioning is through standard indexing, incremental indexing, spacing, tabbing, etc. When the carrier has been properly positioned relative to the first block, a begin code is keyed and stored. This stored code becomes part of a form log. All subsequent carrier escapement and indexing (both incremental and standard) are stored and added to the form log.

Upon later playout for printing text on a form, the log will be used to control carrier positioning to reduce the time required to advance from one block to the next. For example, if two blocks exist one on top of another intermediate the left and right margins, there will simply be an indexing and backspacing to the beginning of the lower block following printing of the upper block. This will occur regardless of the operator procedure involved in escaping the carrier and indexing during setup.

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