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Generation of a Form on an APA Printer by a Personal Computer

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000038715D
Original Publication Date: 1987-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-31

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Kolpek, RA Samson, RS [+details]


Forms are generated on an APA (all-points-addressable) printer from a personal computer in which every horizontal typing line on the form may be utilized for text and with each line of the form being capable of being typed on by a user of the form without any adjustment of the form in a typewriter. Forms may be constructed on an APA printer by an IBM Personal Computer through using the Personal Editor program, for example. The horizontal lines on the form are placed on the screen by means of an extended ASCII character set. Prompting information is typed into the appropriate boxes, which are formed by the horizontal lines and vertical lines, to assist in filling out the form. With the Personal Editor program, for example, an entire horizontal typing line is consumed each time that a horizontal line is placed on the form.