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Rendering Media Portions in Accordance with Modification Detection

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000110749D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-25
Document File: 2 page(s) / 84K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Johnson, WJ: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

A mechanism is described which allows automatically rendering only changed portions of a media rather than the entire object. For example, a large edited document which undergoes few changes has only changed pages automatically printed rather than printing the entire document for proofreading.

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Rendering Media Portions in Accordance with Modification Detection

       A mechanism is described which allows automatically
rendering only changed portions of a media rather than the entire
object.  For example, a large edited document which undergoes few
changes has only changed pages automatically printed rather than
printing the entire document for proofreading.

      It is often difficult to proofread a document within the editor
which created or maintained the document after changes are made.
Many people print out the document and proofread it to make sure it
prints properly and to make sure all the edited changes have been
properly put in.  Unfortunately, all portions of a document instead
of selected user portions of a document are printed for the proof.  A
mechanism is needed whereby a user can print out only portions which
have changed, automatically.  This saves print paper and time from
reading unedited pages.  A means for automatically printing out
modified portions of an edited document on an interim basis before
printing out the final draft is needed.

      The present mechanism best manifests itself within an
application such as an editor which manages a document.  Database
management programs, file maintenance programs or any applications
which allow editing data should have a feature which permits printing
only the changed portions of the edited entity.  The user should not
have to use human interaction to determine what has been changed
before or after printing.  Consider a word processing example; a user
has made changes throughout a 100-page document and does not want to
print out every page just to see the changes made.  The user desires
only to see the pages printed which have textual or graphic changes.
One embodiment feature of the present article would be to expose an
option such as PRINT CHANGED PAGES to the user.  Selectio...