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Method for Joining a Graph and Text in a Document at Print Time

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000038516D
Original Publication Date: 1987-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-31

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Horn, GR Mikelait, RC [+details]

Abstract

A method is described for use in a word processor to allow a graph to be joined at print time, insuring that the graph fits on a single page, and begins on a line with no other text characters, and represent the position of the graph in the document by a box while the document is being revised. Some word processing programs allow a graph to be joined at print time, but require the user to insure the graph is correctly positioned so as to print on a single page. The position of the box cannot be viewed while the document is being edited. In accordance with the new method an instruction to join a graph is represented by two separate controls in a word processor with an L3-like datastream. 1. A Begin Graph single-byte control. 2.