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Print Files (RFT or FFT) Greater Than 64K

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000109515D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-24
Document File: 1 page(s) / 52K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Gupta, A: AUTHOR

Abstract

This article describes a method for printing files greater than 64K within OS/2* Office Version 1. Through a File Print action on a large file or mail item the user may print the large data file as a single print job to the printer of their choice.

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Print Files (RFT or FFT) Greater Than 64K

       This article describes a method for printing files
greater than 64K within OS/2* Office Version 1.  Through a File Print
action on a large file or mail item the user may print the large data
file as a single print job to the printer of their choice.

      Customers created files greater than 64K on various hosts and
with different PC editors but were unable to print them from within
OS/2 Office Version 1.  When the attempt to print the large file was
made, the end-user received an error message and was informed that
the item could not be printed.

      The solution to the problem removed the superficial limitation
of being unable to print files greater than 64K was to create a
paging algorithm such that the large file was broken up into several
print jobs smaller than 64K and printed consecutively.  The solution
also incorporated the ability for the end user to take the large
print job and break it into smaller pieces themselves.  With the
large file split into smaller portions each portion can easily be
outputted on different printers to make optimal use of shared
printers.  Since certain parts of a document may need special
printers or print job configurations after splitting the large file
into smaller files, specific portions can use customized printing as
needed.

      Since the large files may included headers, footers and page
numbering that must be retained for the document's entirety, a
speci...