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Sectionally-Printing System

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000115831D
Original Publication Date: 1995-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-30
Document File: 2 page(s) / 43K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Hidaka, K: AUTHOR

Abstract

Disclosed is a system that provides a way of repeatedly printing fields of a page on multiple sheets of paper. When used for filling in a form, this innovation gives better productivity than using a set of carbon papers.

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Sectionally-Printing System

      Disclosed is a system that provides a way of repeatedly
printing fields of a page on multiple sheets of paper.  When used for
filling in a form, this innovation gives better productivity than
using a set of carbon papers.

      Fig. 1(a) shows the outline of a form on a computer display.  A
rectangular area is called a field.  A new field including several
fields can be defined (for example, the rectangles with bold edges in
Fig. 1(b)).  A user can assign a set of integers (1, 2, 3, ...)  to
each field.  These numbers denote the numbers of the pages on which
the field should be printed.  For example, the designated numbers in
Fig. 1 will give four printed-out pages (Fig. 2).

      Generally, there is no easy way to correct errors in carbon
copies.  By substituting this system for carbon copies, a user can
fill in forms easily.

The invention has been implemented by adding functions for:
  1.  designating fields on a page,
  2.  assigning a set of integers to each field, and
  3.  repeatedly printing each field on the designated pages, using
       currently available word processors and spread-sheet systems.