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OS/2 Printing: Release Date and Release Time as Print Job Properties

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000107184D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-21
Document File: 1 page(s) / 43K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Smith, MD: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

This article describes a method by which the OS/2* Print Manager works with a print job release date and release time. Print job properties are to be enhanced to include this date and time. The date and time described causes a print job to be held automatically within a queue until the current date and time have passed that specified for release.

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OS/2 Printing: Release Date and Release Time as Print Job Properties

       This article describes a method by which the OS/2* Print
Manager works with a print job release date and release time.  Print
job properties are to be enhanced to include this date and time.  The
date and time described causes a print job to be held automatically
within a queue until the current date and time have passed that
specified for release.

      When timed release of a print job is needed an application
program places a release date and release time into the print job's
properties.  When print jobs should not be time-released but
processed normally, the application program may either leave the date
and time fields empty or place the current date and time in them.  If
only the date field is empty, the current date is assumed.  If only
the time field is empty, the current time is assumed.

      For all print jobs residing within print queues users can
invoke the job details dialog and see the release date and time
values.  These fields are directly modifiable through this panel.
Held jobs having their date and/or time fields modified are processed
according to the new values. Print jobs not currently held are
processed according to the new date and/or time values.

      This invention allows applications to print to a queue and have
the job held until a specified time of day.  The release is done
automatically by the system at such time that the application had
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