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Automatic Skipping of Block Codes

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000093298D
Original Publication Date: 1967-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-06
Document File: 1 page(s) / 11K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Davis, WH: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

In some text composition systems, data is initially composed on a record in blocks with a special block or reference code configuration preceding each such block, A second record is prepared containing a revised line for each line which is to be changed from the content of the corresponding line in the first record. Here logic is provided to skip the block codes of such data automatically.

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Automatic Skipping of Block Codes

In some text composition systems, data is initially composed on a record in blocks with a special block or reference code configuration preceding each such block, A second record is prepared containing a revised line for each line which is to be changed from the content of the corresponding line in the first record. Here logic is provided to skip the block codes of such data automatically.

The machine operator is advised to separate relatively small amounts of data with block codes. Often each page of text is designated by one block code. No substantial delays in machine operation are experienced because of the large number of block codes since they are skipped automatically.

Searching for places in text from which it is desired to begin composition is facilitated by the relatively pervasive presence of block codes. In addition, the relatively small number of lines between block codes reduces the tendency to make numerical and clerical mistakes in designating the line number to be corrected. The block code is a unique configuration. Arrangements to recognize that code and to automatically continue through that code without printing can be provided.

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