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Detail Attribute for Graphic Print Outs

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000110554D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-25
Document File: 1 page(s) / 36K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Hacker, LD: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Graphics are stored as non-variable objects. This article proposes storing key indicators within graphic files to allow for detail to be shown on large printouts, but when scaled down to smaller printouts, detail is left out.

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Detail Attribute for Graphic Print Outs

       Graphics are stored as non-variable objects.  This
article proposes storing key indicators within graphic files to allow
for detail to be shown on large printouts, but when scaled down to
smaller printouts, detail is left out.

      This solution proposes storing an indicator within graphics
definitions to denote certain graphics as detail.  That is, very
small detail figures or graphics would be optionally printed,
depending on the size of the print-out (refer to the figure).

      Just as one defines other attributes for graphics, such as line
width, color, fill characteristics, this article proposes a new
attribute be added: DETAIL.  This attribute could be a YES/NO
decision as to whether a particular graphic element would be
considered detail should the element be printed in a very small
output.

      Within a given vector definition for a graphic, imbed
characters that will denote certain graphics as detail.  That is,
incorporate a key indicator to be stored as a part of the vector line
segment which would denote the graphic vector as detail.

      When the print logic sees this special character, it performs
the following test:
IF  {Size of print-out is >= x }
  THEN print all ELSE do not print graphics denoted by DETAIL
indicator character
where x could be any defined size, for example, 8" x 11".