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MARKING DOCUMENTS FOR ELECTRONIC PROCESSING USING STICKERS

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000027876D
Original Publication Date: 2001-Jun-30
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-09

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

Disclosed is a technique for marking paper documents using stickers that will be processed electronically. The technique is called sticker mark-up. Currently, paper documents are easier for people to read, mark, and scan than are electronic documents even when the documents are processed electronically. For example, people often print and mark-up documents they are editing even when they change the document using a word processor. This mismatch between the way people read and think about documents and the way they store and change documents introduces inefficiency because marked paper documents are hard to input into a computer. Sticker mark-up uses stickers printed with machine-readable marks that can be affixed to a paper document so the marks can be scanned into a computer. The sticker mark-up technique is described below, followed by six different applications.