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Visual Feedback Methods for Job Ticketing

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000010646D
Original Publication Date: 2003-Jan-02
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jan-02

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

When preparing jobs for printing on high-feature printers, such as the IBM Infoprint 2000, the originator may specify job ticketing parameters that are best described visually. These parameters include such features as choice of media, ordered media sets (such as precut tab stock), one-sided or two-sided printing, force-to-front-side printing, preprinted inserts, document covers, tape binding, stapling, hole drilling, and so on. Some parameters apply to the entire document (document attributes); others apply only to certain pages within the document (page exceptions). Our invention improves over existing products by providing a rich set of visual cues that intuitively show the user the existing values of the job ticket parameters. The invention improves job ticketing accuracy and speed. In addition, our invention shows visual cues for finishing options and document-level attributes as well as individual page exceptions.