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Original Publication Date: 1993-Oct-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-06

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal


An alternative to printing cover sheets for each network print job is proposed. Typically, when a network print job is processed on a network printer, a one page document known as a cover sheet or title page is generated. The cover sheet (shown in Figure 1) provides filing information such as job name, recipient name, sender name, time job was received and time job was printed. Title pages generated typically are disposed of and therefore create a wasted page of paper for each document printed. The proposed alternative shown in Figures 2 and 3 inserts cover sheet information in a preset area on a printed document. Figure 1 shows how title page information is currently presented to users given a two page document thereby eliminating the need for printing an additional sheet having title page information for each printhead document. Title page 10 provides name, date, and title information on a separate page apart from document pages one and two (11 and 12, respectively). Figures 2 and 2 show two proposed alternatives for eliminating title pages. Title page information shown in Figure 2 is placed in the form of a header on pages one and two (14 and 15, respectively). Alternatively, title page information could be placed in a comer of document pages one and two (16 and 17) shown in Figure 3. The embodiment shown in Figure 3 has the advantage of being easily removed for copying purposes by folding the corner of each page. The disclosed method of printing title page information provides the option of printing title page information as a separate page as shown in Figure 1, if the user so desired the information in that format. (It should be noted that title page information can be represented using many forms besides text such as bar codes, glyphs and other digital forms of encoding.)