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A Method for Printing Documents in a Document Database

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000123423D
Original Publication Date: 1998-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-04
Document File: 2 page(s) / 79K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Okamoto, K: AUTHOR

Abstract

A program is disclosed that the method of printing multiple documents stored in a document database. The method translates documents in a database view into another file format which appropriates printing, then compile those files and print compiled files.

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A Method for Printing Documents in a Document Database

   A program is disclosed that the method of printing multiple
documents stored in a document database.  The method translates
documents in a database view into another file format which
appropriates printing, then compile those files and print compiled
files.

   Most conventional printing methods of document database
have the following problems:  1.  Table of contents which includes
both title and page numbering is not available.  2.  Each document
have rich expression capability.  But it is difficult to obtain an
uniform printed document because all font style in each documents
vary.  These problems make the printed documents be inferior in
comparison with books bound in.

   In our method documents to be print are collected in a
database view or a database folder, conversion programs convert
those documents into another format (i.e. HTML, LaTeX).  Next the
compiler generates table of contents from converted files and
compiles the files into a printable file which include table of
contents and document contents.

   The figure illustrates the components of our method.  To be
convenience, the following file/document format are defined.  1.
Format #1: document database format (i.e. Rich Text Field) 2.  Format
#2: markup language (i.e. HTML) 3.  Format #3: another markup
language (i.e. LaTeX)

   The flow of our method is as follows:  1.  In a document
database which contains documents written in form...