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Printed Calendar Page Margins

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000100274D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-15
Document File: 4 page(s) / 136K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Shipp, KO, Jr: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

A method is proposed for requesting and providing variable margins for a computer-printed calendar.

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Printed Calendar Page Margins

       A method is proposed for requesting and providing
variable margins for a computer-printed calendar.

      Consider a computer calendar system which provides a printed
calendar.  Typically, the width of the calendar page is fixed.  On
the other hand, users of the printed pages will generally put the
pages in a binder of their choice. Binders of different styles and
manufacture have different requirements for the size of the inside
gutter. Additionally, different printers have different paper  sizes
and different usable page area size.  All these factors make it
difficult for a typical user to correctly select the size of the
inside and outside binding margins.

      The proposed method allows the user of the calendar print
function to specify the margin, not in absolute size, but in relative
(percentage) size.  Refer to Fig. 1.  This shows a possible computer
terminal screen for selecting the percentage of the margin to be
given to the inside gutter. The "<---" indicates where the user would
choose the margin size.  A choice of from 50 to 95 percent is in
shown in this example.  A selection of 50 percent makes the inside
and outside gutters equal in size.  A selection of 95 percent makes
the inside gutter 19 times larger than the outside gutter.  Refer to
Figs. 2 and 3.  These are examples of the same page printed first
with 50 percent (Fig.  2) and then with 95 percent (Fig. 3).

      This method takes the...