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PULLING CONTEXT-SENSITIVE PRINTED HELP PAGES FROM A HOST COMPUTER

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000027831D
Original Publication Date: 2000-Feb-29
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-09

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

Disclosed for low-cost, multifunctional devices like electrophotographic printing machines in the Small Office Home Office (SOHO) market, and connected to a computer is an ability for a user to print in-depth help pages for the device's features. Following a context-help model, the printed help page relates to a feature the user is currently printing thus, providing more robust help than obtained from the device's limited user interface. A software application performing this function would be embedded in the print driver.