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METHOD OF CALCULATING THE NUMBER OF IMPRESSIONS A SEPARATOR PAGE HAS TAKEN, GIVEN ONLY THE IMPRESSIONS COMPLETED AND SHEETS

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000014695D
Original Publication Date: 2000-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-20

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

A method is described for a monitoring application to determine, for a job it is monitoring, the number of impressions used by the job's separator page. In this way, the monitoring application can accurately display page-level job status for the job. For example, if a job is 2 pages long with a separator page on the front, it would be preferable to display, in sequence: Printing separator page Printing page 1 Printing page 2 than to display Printing page 1 Printing page 2 Printing page 3 However, there are reasons this can be difficult for the monitoring application. First, many printers see this as a three page job, and in certain cases, they should. Second, a separator page can print in duplex and thus, on some printers, take two impressions. Third, the monitoring application might know a separator page is present, but not know anything else about it.