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COM File Execution on Typewriter

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000035093D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-28

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Combs, JL Crump, DT [+details]

Abstract

This disclosure describes a method to allow execution of an IBM PC* computer COM file to be executed on a typewriter. This method involves adding a 256 byte header to the front of the COM file. This header contains information for the typewriter to identify the COM file as a typewriter document. It also contains a small start-up routine which may or may not be needed, depending on the method used to create the COM file.