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Printing of Clipboard

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000102932D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-17
Document File: 1 page(s) / 28K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Kerr, LL: AUTHOR

Abstract

This disclosure provides a simplified method of printing temporarily selected text by printing the "clipboard".

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Printing of Clipboard

      This disclosure provides a simplified method of printing
temporarily selected text by printing the "clipboard".

      Provided is a method for cutting down on the steps required to
print small, selected portions of a document, or any object that
contains data created by a multi-line editor or a full function
editor.  The method also provides a technique to print the clipboard
once text/ information has been cut or copied from screen to
clipboard.

      The advantages to the user include a faster method to print
small portions of selected text.  This alleviates the need to create
a new file just to contain temporary data for printing purposes.
Once clipboard contents are printed, data remains until it is covered
up with another cut/copy operation.  The user does not have to:
create a new file, paste contents, close file and print file, then
erase temporary file.  User simply performs a cut/copy operation,
pastes on the clipboard, then prints the clipboard.

      Disclosed anonymously.