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DISPLAY UNIT FOR A BUFFERED WORD PROCESSOR

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000023366D
Original Publication Date: 1977-Aug-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Mar-30

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

A one-line display unit for a word processor is provided which consists of a print wheel. assembly with associated control logic and moving means to which a pressure sensitive, revers-ible display strip 10 is added, The display strip can be moved in and out of the space between a print wheel 12 and a ribbon 14. When the display strip is in such space, the printer operates in a "trial" mode, and when the display strip is removed from such space, the printer operates in the automatic mode. The printer operates in the "trial" mode during manual entry from the keyboard. At the end of a line, if no correc-tions are needed, the printer will switch into the automatic mode and print the whole line on a sheet of paper 16 during the carriage return. After carriage return, the printer will switch back to the "trial" mode. Reference numeral 18 repre-sents a platen and reference numeral 20 represents a hammer in the Figure.