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Personal Computer Form Writer

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000034431D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-27

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Grossman, B Pickover, CA [+details]

Abstract

This invention pertains to a system that can be used for completing preprinted forms using a personal computer. Disclosed is a system which enables a personal computer user to fill in the information on a preprinted form using a personal computer. The following equipment is required: a personal computer, a low resolution optical scanner, a graphics display and a printer (for example, the IBM PS/2, the CalComp Scanning Digitizer, IBM Graphics Display for the PS/2 and the Epson printer, respectively). The user has a form such as an order form with several blank areas that are to be filled in. First, the form is read by the scanning digitizer. Next, the digitized data is stored in the personal computer's memory. An image of the form is then displayed on a graphics display.