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DIALOG MODE SWITCHING

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000026220D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Oct-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-05

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

User Interface Dialogs for electronic reprographic machines may be in the form of a CRT touch screen along with a keyboard. The dialog screens are partitioned into various modes. Partitioning is based upon the tasks which will be performed and the controWdisplays which are required to support those particular tasks. Primary modes such as Job Program, Job Manager, Paper Supply, Utilities, Administration, and Diagnostics may be accessed by touching hard buttons on the keyboard or through soft keys found on the user interface. Several other modes, or sub-modes, are accessed only through selections in the dialog.