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Enhancing Recovery in an Open Ended Text Processor

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000088793D
Original Publication Date: 1977-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-04
Document File: 2 page(s) / 42K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Gerstle, PJ: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Text processing equipment receives text without having any information as to the extent of the text being received. Accordingly, for recovery purposes the received text is segmented by the receiving text processor with the text printing performed in steps for facilitating recovery from any error condition.

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Enhancing Recovery in an Open Ended Text Processor

Text processing equipment receives text without having any information as to the extent of the text being received. Accordingly, for recovery purposes the received text is segmented by the receiving text processor with the text printing performed in steps for facilitating recovery from any error condition.

A text processor has an electronic or program switch for receiving text via a communications receiver from a remote location or from a local reader/recorder, such as a cassette tape, magnetic card, digital computer, keyboard and the like. The text processor includes a text memory which is accessed via an index memory which indexes the lines of text and their respective locations in the memory. A parameter's memory stores the printing parameters for the received text. Such printing parameters will include margins, tabulations and the like, and can be predetermined by the text processor or imbedded in the received text. A printer receives the print parameters from the parameter's memory and the text from the text memory for printing text, as illustrated in the flow chart. The text processor can sense when the text memory is full. It then inhibits further transmission of text until a printer has printed all of the partial sets already stored in the text memory, whereupon text transmission is reinitiated.

The index memory, in a nonvolatile memory, such as a storage disk, also tracks the status of the printing and t...