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Deferred Print File Name Saved

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000038608D
Original Publication Date: 1987-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-31

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Carver, MH Jeffries, LM Raymond, O [+details]

Abstract

A method is described for use in the IBM PC 3270 Emulation Program which permits an operator naming and permanently saving a deferred print file. If an operator wishes to use the print-to-disk function, and selects the Print to Disk option of the 3270 Printer Setup menu during Communication Profile Tasks, he must specify the 3270 Print to Disk file name each time he enters the Communicate Task. The file name is specified in Request Tasks, and changes made in Request Tasks are not stored on the disk (they are temporary). In accordance with the new method on the PC Network 3270 Printer Setup menu is changed to prompt for a 3270 Print to Disk file name if Disk is specified. When prompted for a file name, the operator can either cancel the prompt or enter a 3270 Print to Disk file name.