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User Interface to a Print Facility

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000034548D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-27

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Melkus, LA Murray, DF [+details]

Abstract

This article describes a technique providing an architected approach for the presentation of a print facility which allows the printing of items at either a local or remote site and the tailoring of print panels shown to the user. The technique allows the presentation of the print action to be consistent across applications. The result is a simple interface to a print facility, although the print facility provides a complex function. In current computing systems, the system may provide a print facility and the ability for the user to modify the list of printers displayed, but the two facilities are separated, so that the tailoring task is difficult for the end user.