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Page Formatting of Screen Save Data

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000034852D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-27

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Green, EA Lucas, JC Nguyen, HH Wickline, AL [+details]

Abstract

Disclosed is a method to provide printer page formatting within a file composed of "snapshot" images. "Snapshot" is a term used to indicate displayed data for the ASCII Terminal Emulator which is a part of IBM Operating System/2 Extended Edition. A file containing these snapshots, without any page formatting control, is less usable when printed. The problem of printing across perforations on continuous-forms paper is an example. The ASCII Terminal Emulator allows the user to specify the length of paper to be used to print a file containing snapshots. Using this information, the ASCII Terminal Emulator formats the data, with standard ASCII control characters, to provide a printout compatible with the type of paper or forms used. The formatting criteria is as follows: 1.