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Build a Check

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000122123D
Original Publication Date: 1991-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-04
Document File: 2 page(s) / 76K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Rudd, JR: AUTHOR

Abstract

A program is disclosed that enhances bank check ordering through online selection, preview, and ordering of bank check design, color, font, binding, and signature lines.

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Build a Check

      A program is disclosed that enhances bank check ordering
through online selection, preview, and ordering of bank check design,
color, font, binding, and signature lines.

      In banks today, online check ordering systems are implemented
via text-based form-fill systems whereby a customer service
representative enters all information regarding the check order, such
as check design, color, binding, and typeface, based on the best
guess of the customer.  It is not until the checks are received in
the mail that the customer will find out what the check actually
looks like.

      This article provides the capability for constructing and
displaying online the visual appearance of a check for a customer
prior to making a check order.  The check is constructed on screen
for the customer to look at before the order is placed, allowing the
customer to be certain regarding the check's appearance.  The figure
illustrates what "Build-A-Check" might look like.

      By using pull-down menus from the OS/2* Presentation Manager*
graphical user interface and a library of n-bit color bitmaps
corresponding to the bank's check selections, the customer can choose
between various designs (in the figure the customer can choose
between the bank's standard design, a scenic U.S. check, a rustic
scene, and a lighthouse view), color, and font.  The customer can
also choose the type of font to be used for the name and address that
appear on the check, as well...